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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Grilled Mexican Citrus Chicken

The day started out foggy, rainy and cold but turned out to be a gorgeous one!
We made this chicken recipe and cooked it outside........

It is scrumptious!
Hope you like it.

What you need.......

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup lime juice

1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup chopped onion

4 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce

2 cut-up whole chickens (3 to 3 1/2 lb each)

1. In large shallow glass dish or 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients except chicken. Add chicken; turn to coat with marinade. Cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate, turning chicken occasionally, at least 3 hours but no longer than 24 hours.

2. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Place chicken, skin sides up, on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Turn chicken. Cover grill; cook 20 to 40 minutes longer, turning and brushing 2 to 3 times with marinade, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and legs). Discard any remaining marinade.


Sophie said...

hi DIANETTE......log time i haven't have news from you????

give me some please

i hope you are getting well



diane said...

Love you So! Yes getting well. Have been able to work in my flower gardens! My back is getting stronger every day....
I think about you every day.
Soon I will get my sewing room cleaned up. It is a mess now....we have been using it as sort of a storage room. I don't know where anything is.

Kathleen Grace said...

This looks so good! Thanks for the recipe:>)