Citrus Chicken

Course : Chicken
Serves: 4
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1 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 medium dried chipotle chili pepper -- stemmed and seeded
1 cup red salsa
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
4 medium boneless chicken breast halves
2 medium fresh orange slices -- optional
2 bunches fresh cilantro sprigs -- optional

Preparation / Directions:

In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, lime juice and chili pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until the chili is plump, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Transfer the cooled citrus mixture to a blender and add the salsa, olive oil and salt. Pur‚e until smooth. Rinse the chicken breasts and pat dry. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow nonaluminum dish. Pour the pur‚e evenly over the top, cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. Prepare a fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a broiler (griller). When the fire is hot or the broiler is ready, remove the chicken breasts from the marinade. Place them skin side down on the grill rack about 5 inches (13 cm) from the coals, or arrange them skin side up on a broiler pan and place in the broiler about 4 inches (10 cm) from the heat source. Grill or broil for 2-3 minutes. Turn and cook on the second side for 2-3 minutes. Continue to cook the chicken, turning every 2-3 minutes to avoid burning, until tender and opaque throughout. The total cooking time should be 12-20 minutes, depending upon the size of the breasts. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Garnish with orange slices and cilantro sprigs, if desired, and serve immediately. Preparation Time: 4 hours 30 minutes


Nutritional Information:

149 Calories (kcal); 14g Total Fat; (80% calories from fat); trace Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 534mg Sodium

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