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Grilled Citrus Chicken

Grilled Citrus Chicken in a Yogurt Marinade

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Grilled Citrus Chicken marinates quickly and tastes divine. With garlic, oranges and limes, this yogurt marinated chicken is an easy way to please everyone.



1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken

4 cloves of minced garlic

1 orange, juiced and zested

1 lime juiced

1/4 c yogurt or more if chicken isn’t covered well

1 t fresh ground black pepper

1 t smoked paprika

1 t ras el hanout

1 t salt


Combine all ingredients in a big zip lock bag. If your chicken breasts are large I recommend butterflying them and pounding them a bit.

Preheat grill on high. Oil the grill grate and place chicken pieces on grill. Turn grill down to medium high and cook until there are grill marks on the underside-about 5 to 8 minutes. Then flip and do the same.

If you like give the chicken another squirt of citrus and serve.


I served my citrus chicken on pita that I had dolloped with a yogurt sauce made from the same ingredients I used in the chicken marinade. I also drizzle on some Sriracha and some Zhoug, a great herby green sauce that I buy at Trader Joe’s. And if you want to try Middle Eastern yogurt, try labneh. It is sensational.

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