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citrus chicken marinade with fresh basil

Citrus Basil Grilled Chicken

Fresh oranges, limes, garlic and basil ~ This citrus chicken marinade brings your grilled chicken to another level of delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
marinating time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 252kcal


  • ¾ cup 100% pure orange juice, or fresh squeezed from oranges
  • 2 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 ½ lbs boneless, skinless, chicken breasts


  • Whisk together orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, garlic and salt. Add basil and stir.
  • Place chicken in an 8x8 square dish or zip lock storage bag. 
  • Pour marinade over top, coat chicken well. Marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to one day.
  • Preheat grill to 400-500 degrees.  Remove chicken from marinade and grill about 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Serve garnished with fresh orange slices.


Freezer instructions:  Place all ingredients in a zip lock bag and coat well.  Lay flat in freezer.  Thaw in refrigerator before cooking.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 761mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg