Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken Recipe

Staff Writer
Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken Recipe
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.

Ready in
1 1/2 h
6
Servings
378
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
22%
Sugar
20g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
123mg
41%
Protein
38g
77%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
24µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
7%
Vitamin B6
1mg
69%
Vitamin C
20mg
33%
Vitamin E
3mg
15%
Vitamin K
0.5µg
0.6%
Calcium
51mg
5%
Fiber
0.4g
1.5%
Folate (food)
30µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
30µg
8%
Iron
0.8mg
4.4%
Magnesium
54mg
14%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
16mg
80%
Phosphorus
381mg
54%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
675mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
20.1%
Sodium
603mg
25%
Sugars, added
16g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.2%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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