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San Diego Grilled Chicken

San Diego Grilled Chicken Recipe


This is a Southern California version of sweet and sour chicken, marinated and grilled with a little extra spice. Serve with cilantro, salsa, guacamole, black beans, and flour tortillas warmed on the grill.


  • 2 fruit, (2-5/8" dia, sphere)s oranges, zested and juiced
  • 2 fruit, without seeds lemons, zested and juiced
  • 2 fruit (2" dia)s limes, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup wildflower honey
  • 6 eaches skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to about 3/4-inch thickness
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Stir the orange zest, orange juice, lemon zest, lemon juice, lime zest, lime juice, coriander, red pepper flakes, olive oil, and honey together in a shallow dish. Remove about 1/4 cup of the mixture and set aside for later. Add the chicken breasts to the remaining marinade, turning to coat both sides. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, turning occasionally, 1 to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade; discard the marinade.
  3. Basting frequently with the reserved sauce, cook the chicken on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

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Nutritional Information

San Diego Grilled Chicken

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 250.6
% Daily Value *
protein: 50 %
carbohydrates: 8 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 16 %
fat: 12 %
saturated fat: 7 %
cholesterol: 22 %
vitamin a iu: 5 %
niacin equivalents: 119 %
vitamin b6: 34 %
vitamin c: 107 %
folate: 6 %
calcium: 7 %
iron: 8 %
magnesium: 12 %
potassium: 11 %
sodium: 3 %
thiamin: 13 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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