Grilled Blood Orange Chicken

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Grilling chicken has got to be one of my all time favorite ways to prepare dinner for my friends and family.  I generally prefer to use boneless skinless chicken thighs because they’re moister and more flavorful than a boneless skinless chicken breast.  My Grilled Blood Orange Chicken is easy to make and tastes great sliced on top of a fresh green salad, chopped up in warm soft tortillas garnished with crunchy cabbage, spicy salsa and lime or simply served with a side of rice and steamed vegetables.  Double or triple the recipe for some fantastic chicken leftovers!  Enjoy!  Tessa


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 blood oranges, juiced (substitute any variety of orange if desired)
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 pkg Sazon Goya Coriander and Annatto mix (found online or at a Latin grocery store)
  • fresh cilantro for garnish

Toss all ingredients in a covered container and let marinade in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.  Toss any remaining marinade.  Place on medium hot barbecue grill or grill pan.  Turn chicken when halfway cooked.  Cook until juices run clear or the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees Fahrenheit.  Pull from grill, let chicken rest for about 5 minutes covered. Place on serving plate and garnish with sprigs of cilantro. Makes 4 servings..

15 thoughts on “Grilled Blood Orange Chicken

      1. Mad Dog

        I haven’t cook that in 20 years. I came across it in a Cadaqués restaurant (Cataluña, where Dali lived) and worked out how to make it :-)

          1. Mad Dog

            I think I made a couple of variations, but it was a simple cheese sauce with orange squeezed in to taste. I think I did one with a cheddar type cheese and one with a blue cheese :-)

          2. Mad Dog

            Ha ha – it’s definitely something you can makeup. If you keep tasting, you’ll know when the right amount of juice has been added to the cheese sauce. The chicken can be pan fried as per your favourite method ;-)

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    It has been a long while since I last had some grilled chicken. These look really tasty and flavourful. That spice mix sounds really interesting!

  2. Sissi

    Beautiful chicken dish! Since chicken is my default meat, I always look for new ideas and grilling it with blood orange flavours is something completely new to me. I’m bookmarking your wonderful idea.

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