Monday, March 16, 2009

Grilled Citrus and Balsamic Chicken

We had a couple of days last week that were absolutely gorgeous. Those warm days necessitated grilling. This was one of those days when I started pulling stuff out of the produce drawer in the fridge and out of the pantry.

I used bone-in skin-on chicken thighs; however, I would think you can use any cut of chicken you prefer and it will be just as delicious!



In a medium bowl combine 1 teaspoon orange zest, the juice of one orange, the juice of one lime, 3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, 1/2 olive oil, 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes. Whisk to combine and place in a large resealable plastic bag. Place 4 to 6 chicken thighs in the bag and seal it. Turn to ensure that the chicken is evenly coated, then refrigerate, turning occasionally, for 2 to 4 hours.


Preheat a grill to medium-low and spray the grates lightly with non-stick cooking spray.


Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on grill skin side down. Season the underside of the chicken well with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken about 8 to 10 minutes, turn over and continue to cook an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.






Remove from the heat and serve while hot.

44 comments:

gigi said...

GRILLING is the best food ever! I can't wait to get started with a little more of it and you have some wonderful recipes for that!

Donna-FFW said...

You cant beat a citrus and balsamic marinade. It looks delish! I cant wait till its warm enough to grill here!! Flowers are so pretty, breath of fresh air!

Susie said...

I can't wait to get our grill fired up!!!

Sara said...

That chicken looks great! I can't wait until it's warm enough to grill here, it should be in the next month or so.

Priscilla said...

Your chicken looks sooo good! I am loving these warmer days!

Debbie said...

Grilling means warm weather and that sounds good to me. The chicken looks very good too!!!

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The Bramble Patch said...

I love marinades; keep 'em coming!

Miette said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmh... It sounds great ! Grilled means are so tasty...

Cheers,

Miette

Marjie said...

Are those flowers in your yard? Lucky you. I have mud in my yard. Your marinade sounds terrific. For my money, there's nothing like bone-in chicken thighs for flavor and juiciness!

Cheryl said...

That sounds tasty and springy, we are having crummy weather, but I am making this when it warms up!

5 Star Foodie said...

The citrus and balsamic marinade sounds awesome for these grilled chicken! Great recipe!

Call Me Cate said...

Mmm, that looks delicious. We grill year round, which is awesome, but there's something about grilling when it's warming up that screams Spring. Congrats on being Saucy, I'm here from SITS.

Gladys said...

my recipe book is getting overstuffed with all these great recipes and ideas.

Not Another Omnivore said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely, first photo. I'm ready to see more of those.

And thanks so much for stopping by and supporting Burp and Slurp's Guest Blog :)

NAOmni

Elra said...

Wow, this sounds really good, I like the combination of citrus and balsamic.
Cheers,
elra

Cathy said...

This is gorgeous -- I LOVE the mixed citrus flavors!! There is nothing better than those first few days of good grilling weather.

Burp and Slurp~! said...

yay! another great chicken recipe! I love how versatile it is!
can I use soy sauce instead of the balsamic?

Brandie said...

I have a website that has recipes that we love at our house :)

Kara said...

This looks delicious and I even have thighs in the freezer. Now if only the snow would melt off our deck!

Pam said...

The marinade sounds wonderful - I love all the flavors.

I wish we had grilling weather here - it's dark, cold and rainy today.

Jillian said...

The weather is supposed to be nice this week. We grill year around! In fact, my Handyman is doing ribeyes tonight. Hopefully, I'll get a pic of one. :)

Sophie said...

Katherine, I just love those yummie flavour combinations : I like all of them apart so I will love them combined together!!!!!! MMMMMM.......Thanks!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I need more healthy chicken recipes! I fry everything!

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Bridgett said...

I love grilling and pretty much would love to get away with it each night. I am enjoying some warmer weather here too and I hope it stays for a while. The chicken looks fantastic!

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

MMMMmmm now I am hungry!! That looks so yummy! *drool*

Stopped by from SITS to say Congrats on being a Saucy blog! Mmmmmmmm saucy...

Jennifer said...

I love balsamic chicken and veggies as a matter of fact....hope you like your award on my site.

Natashya said...

Hooray for grilling season!
You have some great flavours going on in that marinade!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm ready for grilling season too. Your chicken looked great. I think I'll have to try it tomorrow night for dinner.
Sam

Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious marinade. I can't wait to start grilling again. I bet these made the whole neighborhood smell good!

onlinepastrychef said...

I will be very happy when the weather here evens out and we can get into grilling season (or seasoned grilling) in earnest! The chicken looks wonderful:)

Calm In The Kitchen said...

This sounds really great, thanks for the recipe!

;) amy

Kimberly said...

Yummy! I can't wait to try this out.

MaryBeth said...

The chicken looks wonderful and the flowers are beautiful.

healthydelicious said...

looks great!

Selba said...

It's wonderful... and the citrus is the best part :)

Laurie said...

Oh your blossoms make my heart as happy as your chicken must have made your family's stomachs. What a lovely marinade.

I can't wait for grilling season to begin here. I've heard a rumor we may get up to 60 degrees on Wednesday. Whoo Hoo!

Debbie said...

Beautiful. I grilled last week too!

Miss Eve Bognar said...

Looks very yummi...saying hello from SITS!

Yaya said...

That looks so good!

Congrats on being SaUcY!

Andrea said...

I can't wait for grilling season!!! Your blossoms made me smile...as I'm sure your chicken will when I make it! :)

Diana H said...

This looks divine. My husband loves Chicken, grilling season is on it's way.

Elyse said...

Yay for spring! Grilling out is the perfect way to welcome the warm weather, and this chicken dish looks fabulous.