Easy Citrus Marinade for Chicken

Easy Citrus Marinade for Chicken

With summer here, doesn’t anything citrusy sound superb?

Like homemade cherry limeade,

Lemon-tarragon sauce,

Cilantro-lime sauce,

And this citrus-marinated chicken.

The citrus marinade keeps the chicken light and juicy, and adds a hint of sweetness.

It’s so easy, too. Just whisk the ingredients together, and then marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for a few hours (I use a Ziplock bag for easy clean up).

Then pop it on the grill (or your grill pan) until cooked through!

You can serve the chicken plain, or with lemon-tarragon sauce or cilantro-lime sauce. Or slice it up and spread it over a salad. Or toss it into tortillas for tacos. Really, the possibilities are endless . . . and oh, if only summer was, too!

Easy Citrus Marinade for Chicken


1 cup orange juice

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Juice of 1/2 lime

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Salt and Pepper


Whisk the ingredients together in a bowl. Use to marinate chicken in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Discard marinade when through.

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