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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