Grilled Mexican Citrus Chicken Recipe
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 min
Prep Time: 4 hours
( Serves 8 )
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
1/4 cup onion (chopped)
4 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce
2 whole cut-up whole chickens (3 to 3 1/2 lb each)
- 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.
- 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. 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.