Citrus Honey Grilled Chicken has a orange juice, honey and rosemary marinade, is grilled then dressed with a pistachio, cilantro and citrus salad. So easy! keviniscooking.com
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Citrus Honey Grilled Chicken

Citrus Honey Grilled Chicken has a orange juice, honey and rosemary marinade, is grilled then dressed with a pistachio, cilantro and citrus salad. So easy! Adapted from Saveur magazine.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: grilled chicken, honey chicken recipe, lemon chicken recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 882kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey + 1 tbsp for salad
  • 3 tbsp rosemary , minced
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 2 lb chicken thighs bone in, skin on
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup pistachios , roughly chopped
  • 15 pitted dates , halved lengthwise
  • 1 blood orange , peeled and sliced 1/4” thick crosswise (See Note 1)
  • 1 navel orange , peeled and sliced 1/4” thick crosswise (See Note 1)
  • 1 Cara Cara , peeled and sliced 1/4” thick crosswise (See Note 1)
  • 1 red grapefruit , peeled and sliced 1/4” thick crosswise (See Note 1)
  • 1 lime , peeled and sliced 1/4” thick crosswise (See Note 1)

Instructions

  • Mix orange juice, honey, rosemary, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes in a bowl; add chicken and toss to combine. Marinate 30 minutes, or until ready to use.
  • Heat a gas grill to medium heat. Alternatively, heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Remove chicken from marinade, shake off excess and transfer to grill. Cook skin-side down, flipping once, and basting occasionally with remaining sauce until charred and cooked through, about 12–15 minutes. Internal temperature should be 165°F.
  • Transfer chicken to a cutting board, and let rest for 15 minutes before serving. Remove skin if desired and plate.
  • In a bowl toss cilantro, pistachios, dates, and citrus pieces together and drizzle with remaining tablespoon of honey. Serve with chicken.

Notes

  1. Feel free to use any variety of citrus fruit you might have on hand or that's available.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 882kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 1143mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 1525IU | Vitamin C: 81.2mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 3.7mg