Easy and delicious Orange Juice Chicken Marinade for chicken tenders or white meat chicken. These chicken tenders take on a vibrant tropical flavor that is simply delicious.
I can’t believe it is already football season! Our New England team is playing today against Miami, and we are totally prepared for the game. Since it is still very much warm out, we grilled earlier, and made some delicious game day appetizers. I tried out a really fun marinade today that is perfect for game day grilling or tailgating.
When it comes to lazy day game day Sundays, my family and I like to eat good, and relax. Comfort foods like burgers, pretty much anything grilled, or even fried are our guilty pleasures.
We love cheesy nachos, potato skins, and anything that can be dipped! I am not the largest football fan, but I do enjoy any opportunity to spend time bonding with my family eating yummy foods.
Today’s lunch was the last of the cherry tomatoes, and some delicious Florida Orange Juice Marinade Chicken. I never would have thought to use Florida OJ as a marinade, but it was the star of the show! Paired with some Jerk spice, lime juice, and fresh ginger; our chicken had a delicious tropical twist.
Have you ever considered using Florida Orange Juice in a recipe? I have to admit, I have never incorporated into any dishes, but you know what; I have found my secret ingredient! There are so many recipes to make for my family that contain more than 100% Vitamin C rich Florida OJ!
Orange juice chicken marinade
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of jerk seasoning
- 1 tablespoon of fresh-grated ginger
Place all the ingredients (except the chicken) into a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
Place chicken breasts into a large zippered bag.
Pour in the whisked marinade and seal the bag tightly. Be sure to remove any excess air.
Allow the chicken to marinate in the bag for at least 6-8 hours in the refrigerator. Ideally, I typically will start the marinade the night before for the next night’s meal. Marinaded chicken can be stored in the fridge properly for up to 36 hours.
I like to put my sealed bags on a large plate or in a dish. Sometimes the bags leak and you do not want any raw chicken juices in your fridge due to salmonella.
Once chicken has marinaded for at least 6-8 hours, it is time to grill the chicken. Light your charcoal grill, or heat your gas grill to medium heat.
Chicken must reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit to be safely consumed.
Cook until clear juices flow out when breast is gently pressed.