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!
- 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
- 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!
- 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).
- Marinade for 4-6 hours, overnight if possible, for best results!
- When grilling, drizzle the remaining marinade over the chicken before serving.