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Simple Citrus Grilled Chicken

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Chicken. It's one of the most versatile ingredients and always a crowd-pleaser even for picky eaters. We give new life to this lean protein by firing up the grill and marinating it with some fresh oranges.
Ingredients
  Juice of orange 1 , zest and juice
  Zest of orange 1 (zest and juice)
  Coconut oil 2 Tablespoon (melted)
  Garlic clove 1 , mince
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, mince
  Juice of lime 1
  Zest of lime 1
  Chicken breast 4
  Salt and pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY

1.Whisk together orange juice, orange zest, lime juice, lime zest, parsley, garlic clove and coconut oil in a large bowl.

2.Add the chicken breasts and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or (better yet) overnight.

3.Heat the grill to medium heat.

MAKING

4.Remove chicken from marinade, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

5.Cook the breasts on the grill 3-6 minutes per side, until it’s no longer pink inside.

SERVING

6.Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Chicken Breast
Interest: 
Summer, Healthy
Method: 
Grilling
Channel: 
BBQnGrill
Restriction: 
High Protein
Taste: 
Savory
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 183 Calories from Fat 56

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g10%

Saturated Fat 4.7 g23.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 66.5 mg22.2%

Sodium 129.8 mg5.4%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.68 g2.7%

Sugars 1.4 g

Protein 27 g53.6%

Vitamin A 5.6% Vitamin C 34.9%

Calcium 2.7% Iron 5.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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