Randy Mayor
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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Not interesting

October 14, 2015
There was nothing good about this. The citrus was overwhelming, and the taste was neither good nor interesting.

LdrCooks's Review

November 25, 2013
Delicious recipe! Loved by the whole family! Served it over Israeli Couscous instead of spinach, and used kale w/coconut milk, ginger, lime as a side (http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/kale-coconut-ginger-lime-50400000130001/). absolutely amazing

FitnessFinatic's Review

July 09, 2013
After marinating the chicken I simmered it with a can of organic diced tomatoes, and 1/4 cup each of chicken broth and white wine. Served it over arugula (nutty flavor combines well with this recipe) and it was fantastic!

mrsjroe's Review

June 03, 2013

carolfitz's Review

June 30, 2012
Pretty easy, followed recipe except used fresh garlic and we grilled the chicken rather than frying. Sides were grilled onion slices/jalapeno halves and steamed corn. Very good.

Whygal's Review

October 27, 2011
I made this chicken last night substituting crushed red pepper for the cayenne as suggested by another reviewer. What I liked about this marinade is that there is no oil in it. I also grilled the chicken and served it with a greek salad. Just plopping it on spinach did nothing for me.

Kissal's Review

January 13, 2011
I made this recipe and used crushed red pepper instead of the ground. It was perfect. We had salad greens instead of spinach (since my kids wont eat spinach no matter how good it tastes) and it was just right. I will definitely be making this again.

bobaduba's Review

October 18, 2009
Worthy of a special occasion? Yeah, not so much. But it least there's enough chicken leftover to make sammies tomorrow.

mrsmcyd's Review

July 31, 2009
This recipe needed some work. I had to cook the chicken longer than required, but it still came out decent. However, it seemed to be lacking in flavor...

vellacooks's Review

April 21, 2009
My family, bored with chicken, loved this. I let the chicken sit in the marinade for an hour, which made the chicken really juicy. I also slightly wilted the spinach in the frying pan before I cooked the chicken. Even my picky 7 yr old enjoyed it.