Grilled Orange Chicken - seriously THE BEST grilled chicken breast recipe! Chicken marinated overnight in vegetable oil, orange juice, salt, paprika, oregano, onion powder, thyme, and garlic. This chicken is so tender and juicy. Tastes great leftover too!! We always double the recipe! Everyone asks for the recipe! SO YUM! LOVE this easy gluten-free grilled chicken breast recipe!
Whisk together oil, orange juice and all seasonings.
Place chicken in a gallon ziplock bag. Lightly pound the chicken with a meat mallet or rolling pin to an even thickness. Pour marinade over chicken.
Refrigerate chicken overnight.
Remove chicken from marinade and place on a plate or platter at least 30 minutes before grilling.
Prepare grill and grill chicken until done, approximately 12 to 15 minutes.
You can use this marinade on any cut of chicken that you prefer - breasts, tenders, thighs, or drumsticks.
You can use boneless or bone-in chicken. Just make sure to cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
The key to evenly cooked chicken is to pound the chicken to an even thickness. You want to pound the hump in the chicken. That way you won't have one cooked end and one dry end. I place the chicken in a ziplock back and whack it a few times with a meat mallet or rolling pin.
We call refer to this recipe as fire chicken because it flames up a bit when it first goes on the grill because of the olive oil. To minimize the flames, make sure to take the chicken out of the marinade and transfer to a plate 30 to 60 minutes before grilling.
If you don’t have a grill, you can still make this yummy chicken! My preferred indoor cooking method is a combination of pan searing and finishing off in the oven. Cook the chicken in a skillet over medium-high heat for about 3 or 4 minutes per side. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and bake at 400ºF for an additional 10 minutes. Check the chicken to make sure it has an internal temperature of 165ºF. You DO NOT want pink chicken!