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Citrus Chicken

Randy Mayor
Yield 4 servings
Citrus chicken is a great go-to recipe to add juice and zest to ordinary chicken. The spicy sauce works equally well with fish or pork.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast cutlets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 cups bagged prewashed baby spinach

Nutrition Information

  • calories 183
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 4.9 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • monofat 2.8 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 27.4 g
  • carbohydrate 7.1 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • cholesterol 66 mg
  • iron 2.3 mg
  • sodium 278 mg
  • calcium 50 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Pour 1/4 cup juice mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag. Seal; let stand 5 minutes. Add oil to remaining juice mixture; stir well with a whisk.

    Marinating Meat
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Place 1 1/2 cups spinach on each of 4 plates. Divide chicken evenly among servings; top each serving with 1 tablespoon juice mixture.