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Orange Grilled Chicken Breast

Updated on March 23, 2015

A common complaint about chicken breasts is that they are dry. Part of the reason is because they are cooked too long; white meat just takes a few minutes to grill which makes them a perfect busy person’s meal. White chicken is low in fat and good for you when you remove the fatty skin.

I developed this marinating sauce that makes juicy tasty fillets every time. You have to marinate for several hours so allow time. I usually put it in a glass baking dish the night before cover with a lid and it's ready to go the next day.


Six to eight chicken breasts; skinned and boned.

1 quart orange juice

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons low salt soy sauce

Two cloves garlic peeled and minced

Two green onions cleaned and bad parts removed: slice thin.

2 teaspoons white pepper

One orange sliced. If it's a small orange you might need two. You want as many slices as you have fillets. This is your garnish and optional.


In a 9X13 baking dish place chickens. Mix orange juice, sauces, garlic, onion and pepper together and pour over chicken. Cover and put in refrigerator overnight or at least four or five hours.

Place fillets on grill with one orange slice on each piece. Grill on each side for about seven minutes. Use tongs to turn them so your orange slice stays with the chicken. Watch them closely. They won’t brown but will turn a beige color with grill marks. Depending on how hot your grill is it doesn’t take long. If you are worried take a knife and cut into them; if there is no pink they are done.

You can use an indoor grill also and it only takes about seven to eight minutes total with the top on.

The citric acid in the orange juice tenderizes the meat and gives it a good flavor. I’ve tried substituting lemon juice but didn’t like the results.

I like to serve mine with rice, steamed broccoli and wedges of fresh pineapple when it’s in season.

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    • Sonny Ellar profile image

      Sonny Ellar 6 years ago from Saudi Arabia

      imagining the smell of orange while the chicken breast is being grilled and my mouth is watering now (laughing) I will try this at home soon.

      Thanks for this. we'll love it for sure!

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      Pamela N Red 7 years ago from Oklahoma

      I hope you like it Becky. We've been under a burn ban so I can't cook out even though it's warm enough to. I've been using my indoor grill.

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      Becky 7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Pamela, this sounds so delicious, my mouth is watering. I may try this for dinner this evening. I can't wait to try it, I'm always looking for something a little different to do with chicken. Thanks for this awesome recipe.

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      Pamela N Red 7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks for reading, tnderhrt23.

    • tnderhrt23 profile image

      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      I'm gonna try this too! Sounds easy and yummy! Thanks!

    • Pamela N Red profile image
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      Pamela N Red 7 years ago from Oklahoma

      It is good and easy. Just takes a bit of time to marinate but it makes tasty fillets.

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I liked chicken very much. Chicken breast is the best part of the chicken. Pamela, you have delicious recipes. It looks easy to make this food. I'll show this to my sister. I hope she want to make this tomorrow. Thanks for writing this. Rate up. Have a nice Sunday.

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      Pamela N Red 7 years ago from Oklahoma

      You can make less if you want. Just make a smaller amount of marinate and use less fillets.

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      mckbirdbks 7 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      I am going to try this very soon.

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