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Citrus Chicken Marinade

Citrus Chicken Marinade

A few weeks ago, I posted an often used recipe for easy chicken marinade.  We grill a lot of chicken in the summer, so I need to switch it up a bit!

This Citrus Chicken Marinade recipe has been a great one that we use often as well.  I make it on the day-of mostly, but if you have orange juice in the fridge that’s nearly empty but has that thick juice left at the bottom – it’s perfect for this marinade!

So, I’ll sometimes make this marinade when I notice a bit of juice left in a container in the fridge and save it for using later in the week.  Love having mason jars handy for that!

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Citrus Chicken Marinade
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  • 2 lemons (or 4 tbsp lemon juice)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  1. Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons into a measuring up and add the remaining ingredients! I love using fresh squeezed lemons in this recipe, because the bits of pulp that end up in as well (I'm not very careful for this reason) add to the flavor!
  2. Pour over chicken - if you can reserve about ½ cup for juicing on the chicken when grilling it enhances the flavor (this recipe makes enough for 4 chicken breasts with some left over).
  3. Marinade for 4-6 hours, overnight if possible, for best results!
  4. When grilling, drizzle the remaining marinade over the chicken before serving.




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