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Citrus Marinated Chicken
Submitted By: Jeanne in NC
Original Source: internet - recipe from Taco Cabana, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Type: Main Dishes
|1 small onion
8 garlic cloves
1 1/4 cups orange juice
Juice of 4 limes
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon achiote (annatto) paste
1/2 cup salad oil
1 whole chicken, quartered
salt and pepper
To make the marinade: Chop onion and garlic roughly and
place into small bowl. Add 1 1/4 cups of orange juice,
juice of 4 limes, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon oregano,
2 bay leaves (torn in half), and 1 tablespoon achiote paste.
Whisk all ingredients together, then slowly add salad oil
while stirring. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes before
To marinate chicken: Place chicken into shallow pan and
cover with marinade. Cover and refrigerate overnight,
chicken should sit in marinade for 24 hours to get maximum
To grill chicken: Prepare grill.
Remove chicken from
marinade, drain excess moisture, and thoroughly coat both
sides of the chicken with a good layer of salt and pepper.
Place the chicken on the grill cavity side down first.
Cook for 20 to 25 minutes, then flip bird over and continue
to cook skin side down until internal temperature of
185 degrees has been achieved. Allow chicken to rest for
Place chicken on large platter and garnish with lime wedges.
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