YIELDS: 4 Servings
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon grated ginger root
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
4 chicken breasts halves (3-ounce each), boneless and skinless*
DIRECTIONS: In a large shallow bowl or a resealable plastic bag, combine orange juice, orange zest, lime juice, olive oil, ginger, garlic, hot pepper sauce, and oregano; add chicken. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator 3 hours or overnight.
When ready to cook, remove chicken from marinade. Sprinkle chicken with coarse salt and pepper. Place chicken on prepared grill and proceed as follows:
For Barbecue with Charcoal: When coals are ready, spread them around the edge of the firebox (24" round) and keep a squirt bottle near the fire to put out flames. Turn the chicken often and don't let it burn. Breasts take about 25 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165°F (juices will run clear when cut with the tip of a knife). Do not close the lid on the barbecue.
For Gas Barbecue (since you cannot maintain a hot fire without closing lid): Place prepared chicken onto hot grill. Cover barbecue with lid, open any vents, and cook approximately 20 to 25 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (juices will run clear when cut with the tip of a knife); turning several times during barbecuing.