Friday, August 23, 2013

Citrus-Marinated Chicken

I loved this and made yummy noises through my whole meal.  I made chicken thighs for me and boneless skinless chicken breasts for the man.

Citrus-Marinated Chicken
adapted from Marin Mama Cooks

2 lbs chicken - your choice
3 tbsp scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 bunch cilantro leaves
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 tsp lime zest
1 tsp orange zest
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2-3 limes)
1/4 cup fresh orange juice (from one big orange)
1/4 cup soy-sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp coarse kosher salt (you can use way less... mix the rest, then taste and add to taste)

Combine all the ingredients but the chicken in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.  Set aside 1/4 cup of the marinade.  In a large resealable bag, add the chicken and the remaining marinade.  Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, up to 2 hours.  Preheat grill to medium-high heat and place the chicken skin side down on the grill.  Cook until skin starts to get bubbly and flip to cook the rest of the way, until juices run clear.  Serve and top with reserved marinade.

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