Browsing through my favourite magazine (Bon Appetit of course!) I came across this simple and delicious looking recipe for Citrus Marinated Chicken. Taking some chicken out of the fridge, I went about assembling the marinade when it took a bit of a left turn! Cutting into what I thought was an orange, but was actually a small, very orange-esque grapefruit, I had to make a little change of plans! Undeterred, I went with it, using grapefruit as my main citrus and making a few changes here and there to the recipe.
In the end, it all worked out and I had myself some tasty chicken. It had some great teriyaki flavour with hints of citrus and a really nice caramelization from the sugars in the marinade. Served with some rice and fresh veggies, it made an easy and delicious meal!
Citrus Marinated Chicken
- 5 chicken drumsticks
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- 1/2 cup packed cilantro
- 1/4 cup chopped green onion
- 1/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 2 tbsp concentrated orange juice I used sunrype
- 1/8 cup soya sauce
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- Combine all of the ingredients into a Ziploc bag, mixing around chicken, and allow to marinate for at least an hour.
- Once chicken has finished marinating, allow to sit at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes.
- Preheat your barbecue to medium heat for about 10-15 minutes.
- Once your grill has preheated, cook your chicken for about 15-20 minutes (or until its internal temperature reaches 165F).
- Rotate chicken approximately every five minutes, allowing it to cook evenly on all sides and give you delicious skin!
- Halfway through the cooking process, brush the leftover marinade on the chicken whenever you rotate it.
- Once chicken has finished cooking, remove from heat and allow it to rest for 10-15 minutes.
- Serve with rice and a sprinkle of chopped green onion!