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Honey-Citrus Chicken
cucumber peach salsa / yellow squash

Active: 35 min Total: 1 hr 35 min

We use orange juice in the marinade to give this grilled chicken a sweet citrus flavor. Served with summer squash and topped with cucumber peach salsa, this meal is bursting with summer flavors. We double the chicken today so you'll have leftovers for Wednesday!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Honey-Citrus Chicken:
  • Garlic - 3 cloves
  • Orange juice (store-bought or fresh-squeezed) - 1 cup
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 3 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Chicken, skin-on breasts and/or thighs (enough for Wed) - 2 1/2 lb
  • Yellow squash - 3/4 lb, 1/2” (1.25 cm) thick slices
Cucumber Peach Salsa:
  • Jalapeños - 1, seeds removed, chopped
  • Cucumbers, medium - 1, chopped
  • Peaches - 2, chopped
  • Basil, fresh - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Mint, fresh - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Limes, juice - 1

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Marinate chicken - Smash garlic cloves (no need to remove the peels). Combine garlic, orange juice, aminos, honey and salt. Pour over chicken pieces and marinate, refrigerated, for at least one hour but preferably overnight. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Jalapenos / Cucumbers / Squash - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Make salsa - Peaches / Basil / Mint - Prep as directed. Toss together peaches, basil, mint, jalapenos, cucumbers and cooking oil. Squeeze lime juice over the top (this will help the peaches to hold their color if you prep this early in the day). Season with salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. If making chicken and squash on the grill: Preheat grill to 500F (260C) degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil. Remove chicken pieces from marinade (reserve marinade for later though), and place over direct heat. Cook over direct heat on opposite sides for ~4 minutes each and then move to indirect heat. Brush squash with some cooking oil, season with salt and pepper, and place over indirect heat. Brush chicken with leftover marinade and close grill cover. Allow squash and chicken to cook for another 8 to 15 minutes, turning squash halfway through. Cook time will depend on the size of chicken pieces and if they are bone-in (bone-in chicken will take longer). Use a thermometer to help you figure out when the chicken is done, at 165F (74C) degrees. (Remember to reserve half the chicken for Wednesday!)
  2. If making chicken in the oven: Preheat oven to 400F (204C) degrees. Adjust oven rack to the middle. Line broiler pan with foil and place broiler rack on top of the pan. Remove chicken pieces from marinade, place on rack and roast for ~30 to 40 minutes, brushing with leftover marinade halfway through cooking. Note: Cooking time will depend on the size of the chicken pieces and if they are bone-in (bone-in chicken will take longer). Use a thermometer to help you figure out when the chicken is done, at 165F (74C) degrees. (Remember to reserve half the chicken for Wednesday!)
  3. If making chicken in the oven: While chicken cooks, heat a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and squash slices. Season with some salt and pepper and sear until golden brown, ~4 minutes. Flip and cook the other side until tender.
  4. Top chicken with cucumber-peach salsa and serve with squash on the side. Enjoy!
  5. Note: If you want to get a head-start on Wednesday's dinner, roughly chop the leftover chicken before refrigerating it.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (155)
Gluten-free (11)
Paleo (15)
Vegetarian (11)

61 reviews

salsa didn't have much flavor. Chicken was dry.

By: Christy
Posted: Mar 28, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Marinade needed more salt/flavor

By: Rhonda
Posted: Aug 28, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The salsa didn't have much flavor. Loved the chicken.

By: Whitney
Posted: Jan 06, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great summer meal. Nice and light.

By: Marabeth
Posted: Sep 22, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Tenderize chicken to max flavor of marinade

By: Amanda
Posted: Sep 01, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Awesome flavors! Highly recommend!

By: Jose
Posted: Aug 20, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful