Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken Recipe

Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken Recipe
Staff Writer
Florida Department of Citrus

This chicken recipe combines orange juice, rosemary leaves, garlic, and cayenne to make a delicious barbecue recipe for any time of the year.

6
Servings
71
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups orange juice
  • 1/2 Cup plain yogurt
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • Six to Eight 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 Cup orange marmalade (recipe below)
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons minced rosemary leaves
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

In a medium bowl combine ¾ cup orange juice, yogurt, garlic, and cayenne and mix well. Whisk in the oil. Place the chicken in a shallow dish and pour the orange juice mixture over chicken. Cover and refrigerate fpr 1 to 3 hours.

In a small saucepan combine the marmalade, 2 tablespoons of orange juice, rosemary, and salt to taste. Place over medium-low heat and cook until marmalade melts, stirring occasionally.  Cover and keep warm.

Preheat the grill to medium, about 300-350 degrees. Remove the chicken from the marinade and pour the marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 3 minutes, then remove from the heat. 

Place chicken on grill. Grill for 6 minutes per side, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees, turning and basting frequently with the cooked marinade. During the last 3 minutes of grilling, brush chicken with orange-rosemary mixture. Serve warm.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
13g
14%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
15g
12%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
12mg
16%
Calcium, Ca
31mg
3%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
29mg
4%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
30mg
2%
Water
46g
2%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.