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Citrus summer chicken

 13 ratings

Prep Time:60 mins

Cooking Time:30 mins

Serves:4 Adults


Citrus summer chicken

Zing up your chicken for the BBQ with this easy marinade. Marinades are a great way to introduce flavour to meats without adding a lot of extra calories.


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Zest and juice of ½ lime
  • 1-inch of fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Small bunch of coriander, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Place the zest and juice of the orange and lime in a bowl. Peel the ginger, grate it finely and add it to the bowl along with the garlic
  2. Whisk in the olive oil and then stir in the chopped coriander and black pepper
  3. Using a large knife chop each breast in half. Add to the marinade and make sure that each portion is well coated
  4. Cover with clingfilm and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour. For a better flavour marinate the chicken overnight
  5. Cook the chicken over a hot barbeque for 25 to 30 minutes, turning it frequently and basting the meat with the marinade
  6. Barbeque meats must be cooked thoroughly to protect yourself and others from food poisoning. If you have a meat thermometer, take the chicken off the heat and insert the thermometer in the thickest part. The chicken is ready when the thermometer reaches 75 degrees. 

What you will need

  • Mixing bowl

Serving suggestions

If you wish, you can make this dish using chicken thighs or drumsticks. Adjust the cooking length depending on the meat and always check the chicken to ensure that it is cooked

"Don't use the marinade as a dressing, once you have completed the marinating, dispose of the marinade"

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