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Citrus-Grilled Chicken

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Introduction

This produces a skinless boneless chicken breast that is both flavorful and tender...not an easy feat!

Servings: 6

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Ingredients:

3/4 Cup Fresh Orange Juice
1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
1 Tablespoon Grated Lemon Zest
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon chopped Fresh Tarragon (or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon)
1 Chpotle Chili, stemmed and seeded and cut into pieces
1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
6 Large Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast Halves

Directions:

  • Blend together the juices, lemon zest, garlic, tarragon, chipotle, salt and pepper.
  • Put the chicken in a large heavy plastic zip-top bag and pour in the juice mixture.
  • Press out the air and seal the bag. Squeeze the bag gently, rubbing the marinade into the chicken.
  • Set the bag in a large bowl or other container (to catch any leaks) and refrigerate for 2-4 hours, turning and rubbing occasionally.
  • Prepare a barbecue fire and position the rack 4-6 inches from the heat.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and pour the marinade into a pan and heat it over medium heat.
  • Grill the chicken for about 25 minutes, basting and turning frquently, until it is well-browned on both sides and cooked through.

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