Pounding the chicken breasts makes them even and thinner, reducing the grilling time.

Recipe by Southern Living March 2005


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20 mins
1 hr
8 mins
1 hr 28 mins
Makes 6 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to a 1/2-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Place chicken in a shallow dish or large zip-top plastic freezer bag.

  • Stir together orange juice and next 7 ingredients. Reserve 1/2 cup orange juice mixture; set aside. Pour remaining mixture over chicken. Cover or seal and chill 1 hour, turning occasionally. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  • Coat cold grill rack with cooking spray, and place on grill. Grill chicken over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 4 minutes on each side or until done. (Do not overcook.)

  • Place reserved orange juice mixture in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup; cover loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with chicken.

  • *Substitute 1 family-size tea bag or 4 single-serve tea bags for unsweetened tea mix. Microwave orange juice at HIGH for 1 minute. Steep tea bag in hot orange juice 10 minutes. Remove tea bag. Chill orange juice mixture while preparing chicken. Proceed with recipe as directed.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Nestea Unsweetened instant iced tea mix.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; calories from fat 14%; fat 2.5g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 0.8g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 28g; carbohydrates 3.9g; fiber 0.2g; cholesterol 68mg; iron 0.9mg; sodium 271mg; calcium 21mg.