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Citrus, Garlic and Chipotle Marinated Chicken
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Citrus, Garlic and Chipotle Marinated Chicken

Grilled chicken marinated in citrus, garlic and chipotle


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves smashed and then minced
  • 2 chipotle peppers minced
  • Kosher salt
  • ground black pepper


  • Remove the chicken from the packaging, making sure to remove the gizzards and neck from the cavity if they are present (I know, duh, but still).
  • Rinse the chicken thoroughly and then pat dry with paper towels.
  • Follow these instructions to remove the backbone, keel bone and then flatten and cut the chicken into halves.
  • Whisk together the lime juice, orange juice, olive oil, garlic and chipotle peppers in a bowl.
  • Place the chicken halves in re-sealable bags and then pour in the marinade.
  • Squeeze all of the air out of the bags and then place them in the refrigerator to marinate overnight.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and then dust with Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  • Heat a grill to medium heat (around 400 degrees).
  • Grill the chicken halves over medium heat with the lid closed, turning every few minutes until an instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees in the breast meat.
  • Total cooking time should be around 20 – 25 minutes. If the outside of the chicken is getting too charred, move the chicken halves to an unlit side of the grill and then close the lid to bake/roast the chicken until done.