Citrus-marinated Chicken

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

A recipe I really enjoy that I cooked a couple of weekends ago and thought I’d share here today. I use all the optional ingredients because I like it spicky but I know thats not to everyones taste. I think I’ve been watching too many cheffy cooking shows because when I did this recipe last I collected the cooking juices and remaining marinate which I liquidized and reduced to make a sauce which was strong but tasty.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts cut into rough 1 inch dice

Ingredients for the Marinate:

  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice and rind of 1 Orange
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 50ml Pineapple Juice
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 8-10 cloves of finely chopped garlic
  • Salt and Pepper

Optional Ingredients for the Marinate:

  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  1. Mix the marinate ingredients in a none metallic container then add
    the chicken and mix well to coat the chicken
  2. Leave for an hour at room temperature or if possible for the
    refrigerator for 24 hours
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinate and lay out on a baking tray
    or roasting dish
  4. Cook in the oven for 20-25minutes at gas mark 6 turning
    occasionally and basting with the liquid from the marinate
  5. Serve with rice, lime wedges and sweet corn
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