Grilled orange and rosemary chicken

    45 min

    A citrus and rosemary marinade keeps chicken moist and flavourful. This recipe is great for the barbecue too.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 350ml (12 fl oz) orange juice
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • small handful chopped fresh chives
    • small handful chopped fresh rosemary
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a medium bowl, mix the orange juice, olive oil, chives, rosemary, salt and pepper. Place the chicken in the mixture. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.
    2. Preheat the oven grill.
    3. Arrange the chicken on a baking tray. Grill 30 minutes in the preheated oven, on the middle rack. Turn and brush frequently with the remaining marinade mixture, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

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    5 stars for being and easy and tasty recipe! I used boneless, skinless breasts. I added bits of orange peel to the marinade for added flavor. If you use dried rosemary make sure you strain the marinade before basting or you will have chewy leaves. I boiled the remaining marinade, added a splash of gran mariner and thickened with a teaspoon of cornstarch in a bit of water. Pour over chicken breasts when you serve. Yum!  -  28 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    WONDERFUL recipie!!! I changed it just a tad, instead of letting it marinate, low on time, I added the mixture to a pan and threw the chicken in. If you use a good pan (hubby's a chef lol) and throw a top on it the spices will cook into the meat and it's perfect. From there we strained the rosemary and chives and made a rioux to add to the juices. This thickened it perfectly and it went BEAUTIFULLY over rice. Overall, dinner was fantastic tonight.  -  13 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was wonderful and wonderfully easy. My husband loved it. He said he had never tasted chicken so tender. I used eight boneless chicken breasts. I sliced a breast to take to work the next day. It was not overcooked when I heated it in the microwave. I have passed this recipe on to coworkers with my recommendations. Kudows to DEERPANT.  -  03 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)