Grilled Citrus-Tarragon Chicken Breasts

Grilled Citrus and Tamarind Chicken Breasts
Grilled Citrus and Tamarind Chicken Breasts. Gabor Izso/Getty Images
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4-5
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These chicken breasts get marinated in a fruity and flavorful mixture of citrus juices, herbs and spices. Delicious on their own, but also excellent in tacos, wraps, and salads.

What You'll Need

  • 4-5 boneless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces [170 g] each)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh tarragon (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL)  olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice (juice of 1 orange)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (juice of 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest (zest of 1 orange)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (zest of 1 lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) salt
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) ginger (grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL)  black pepper (ground)

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients, except chicken breasts, in a medium bowl.
  2. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag and add marinade. Seal and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  3. Take chicken out of ​the bag and pour marinade into a saucepan.
  4. Bring marinade to a good boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 3 minutes.  
  5. Remove from heat.  This will be used as a baste for the chicken while it's on the grill.
  6. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  1. Place chicken on the grill and cook for 3 minutes, turn, baste seared side with cooked marinade and repeat ​the process with the other side.  
  2. Do this a total of 3 times per side. Once the internal temperature of chicken reaches between 165-170 degrees, remove from heat and let rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.