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Citrus And Spice Grilled Chicken Breasts

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Ingredients
  Orange juice/1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 2 Cup (32 tbs), freshly squeezed, reduced to 1 cup
  Tomato puree 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Honey 3 Tablespoon
  Orange zest 2 Teaspoon
  Lemon zest 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Lime zest 1⁄2 Teaspoon, minced
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Fresh)
  Lime juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Fresh)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), pressed
  Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 3⁄4 Teaspoon, freshly ground
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Whole chicken breasts 3 Pound, halved (3 Breasts, 1 Pound Each)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a large bowl, combine the orange juice, tomato puree, honey, zests, lemon and lime juices, garlic, thyme, cayenne, black pepper, and salt. Mix well.
2) In a shallow glass baking dish, place the chicken breasts. Pour in marinade over the chicken.
3) Place inside refrigerator by covering with plastic wrap, for 12 hours or overnight.
4) Let the chicken stand at room temperature for half an hour before grilling.

MAKING
5) Prepare a charcoal fire.
6) In a small saucepan, strain the marinade to drain the chicken. Bring the marinade to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
7) When the coals are glowing with a layer of white ash, grill the chicken breasts 6 to 8 inches from the heat. Cook for 20 minutes, turning and basting every 5 minutes until done.

SERVING
8) Serve immediately or at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Grilling
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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