Caribbean-Style Grilled Citrus Chicken

Caribbean-Style Grilled Citrus Chicken


4 servings


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Olive or canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Juice of ½ orange
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch or two nutmeg
  • Pinch or two ground ginger
  • Pinch or two allspice
  • Mango-Pineapple Relish (recipe below)
  • Cilantro leaves or sprigs
  • Sliced lime, lemon and orange, for garnish


  1. Add the chicken breasts to a large bowl, and drizzle in about 1-2 tablespoons of oil; add the rest of the ingredients up to and including the allspice, and toss to coat; allow the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or even overnight.
  2. Place a grill pan (or you can use your outdoor grill) on medium or medium-high heat; once hot, drizzle a touch of oil in, then add the breasts and grill for about 4-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through; set aside and allow the chicken to rest for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. To serve, top with a generous amount of the Mango-Pineapple Relish, plus a couple of sprigs of cilantro and some citrus slices.
  4. Mango-Pineapple Relish Ingredients: 1 ripe mango, diced finely, ½ small pineapple, diced finely (about a good ½ cup), ½ jalapeno, seeded and cored, and finely minced 1 teaspoon orange zest
  5. Add all ingredients into a bowl and toss together to incorporate flavors; use immediately, or store covered in fridge, using as soon as possible.

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