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Baked Chicken Breast in Citrus Marinade


120 min

Baked Chicken Breast in Citrus Marinade

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120 min


4 persons




5.00 rating-star (1)


Italian Canadian
Author: Antonina Blum

Chicken breasts in sweet citrus marinade will complement your piggy bank of quick recipes for every day when you don’t have a desire to stand at the stove for a long time, and maybe it will become your favourite main dish. The main time the chicken will marinate - you just have to put it in the oven and go on your stuffs.


  • chicken breasts: 850 g
  • garlic: 2 clove
  • oil: 30 ml
  • soy sauce: 20 ml
  • lime: 0.5 piece
  • orange: 0.5 piece
  • honey: 30 ml
  • rosemary: 2 sticks
  • salt: 1 tsp
  • black pepper: 1 pinch
  • herbes de Provence: 0.5 tsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Prepare ingredients.

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  2. Marinate chicken breasts: peel the garlic, press through. Put the fillet in a baking dish of a suitable size, pour it with oil, soy sauce, sprinkle with Provencal herbs, add salt and pepper to taste, season with garlic, sprinkle with lime juice and rub it thoroughly on all sides. Cut the orange into slices and squeeze the juice into fillets. Squeezed orange slices are also spread on meat. Put sprigs of rosemary on top. Melt the honey and pour the chicken on top. Cover with food film and leave to marinate for 1-1.5 hours.

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  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 40 minutes.

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History of the Baked Chicken Breast in Citrus Marinade:

The origins of this recipe are not clear, but the combination of citrus flavors with chicken is a timeless classic. The marinade used in this recipe includes ingredients such as lime, orange, honey, garlic, and rosemary, which are commonly found in Italian cuisine.

Tips and Tricks for Baked Chicken Breast in Citrus Marinade Recipe:

  1. Use fresh ingredients wherever possible to get the best flavor.
  2. Make sure the chicken is evenly coated with the marinade.
  3. Marinate the chicken for at least an hour to let the flavors develop fully.
  4. If you want a crispy skin on your chicken, place it under the broiler for a couple of minutes at the end of cooking.
  5. You can also add other herbs and spices according to your taste.

Tips for presenting the dish:

  1. Arrange the chicken pieces on a platter and garnish with fresh herbs such as parsley or basil.
  2. Serve with a side salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.
  3. You can also slice the chicken and use it in sandwiches or wraps.
  4. Drizzle some of the cooking juices over the chicken before serving to enhance the flavor.

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