Grilled Mexican Citrus Chicken

A zesty citrus marinade keeps the chicken moist and tender while grilling.

  • prep time 1 hr 15 min
  • total time 4 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1/2
cup orange juice
1/2
cup lime juice
1/2
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4
cup chopped onion
4
teaspoons chili powder
2
teaspoons ground cumin
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon red pepper sauce
2
cut-up whole chickens (3 to 3 1/2 lb each)
  • 1 In large shallow glass dish or 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients except chicken. Add chicken; turn to coat with marinade. Cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate, turning chicken occasionally, at least 3 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Place chicken, skin sides up, on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 3 Turn chicken. Cover grill; cook 20 to 40 minutes longer, turning and brushing 2 to 3 times with marinade, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and legs). Discard any remaining marinade.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    380
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    115mg
    115%;
    Sodium
    420mg
    420%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    4g
    4%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    37g
    37%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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