Citrus Grilled Chicken Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Privacy Policy.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Today, I have a citrus grilled chicken recipe for you!

I chose this recipe because of it’s easy-to-find ingredients as well as the fact that the weather is getting quite nice here and it’s definitely time to pull out the grill! But don’t worry, if you don’t have a grill, you can do this in a pan as well. Give it a try!

Clean Eating Citrus Grilled Chicken breast served on white plate with a slice of orange twisted and placed on top for garnish.


  • A side of rice.
  • A side of veggies.
  • Inside a sandwich with whole grain bread.
  • Shred and put inside of tacos or burritos.

This is wonderful off the barbecue with some clean eating potato salad and some clean eating corn salad (without the feta). That’s how I served it, and everyone loved it! In fact, almost everybody went back for seconds. Not too shabby for a group of folks that sort of looked down their nose at eating clean!

More Healthy Chicken Recipes


(Recipe courtesy of eMeals)

Clean Eating Citrus Grilled Chicken

Citrus Grilled Chicken

A deliciously fresh new way to enjoy chicken for dinner!
No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 57 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 137kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 medium lime
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic (minced)
  • 2 (6 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper (I omitted this so Mini Chef would eat it)


  • Zest orange and lime into a large bowl.
  • Squeeze orange juice into bowl.
  • Add oil, garlic and chicken, tossing to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Prepare grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Remove chicken from marinade, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Cook chicken 6 minutes per side or until done.
  • NOTE: The recipe doesn’t call for using the rest of the lime. But if you enjoy a lime flavor on your chicken, squeeze the juice over the chicken while it’s cooking. Delish! Also, if you don’t have a bowl wide enough so the chicken can evenly marinate, just pour everything into a large ziplock bag and let it sit in that. (That’s what I did!)


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 240mg | Vitamin C: 0.7mg
Image depicting 5-star rating. Image text says, Love this recipe? Give it a star rating in a comment below.

Similar Posts


  1. Made this last night. It was really good but sour due to the lime. Next time I don’t think I would squeeze the lime juice over the chicken while its cooking; at least not as much as I did. Other than that, a really great recipe that I will definitely make again!

  2. Made this tonight! Loved it, I had a lemon on had but no lime. We loved it

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Daphne – Fantastic! 🙂

  3. This was excellent! I made it with Cilantro lime rice and it was just amazing! Thanks again Tiffany!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Gms2606 – Fantastic! So glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  4. Made this last night and they turned out so delicious!! Super moist!! I actually used the marinade to make a sauce after the chicken breast where done. My hubby loved it!! Thanks!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tayra – Awesome! So glad you both enjoyed it!

  5. Made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was soooo good!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jeanine – Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  6. Made this tonight, very good. We are just start on the journey of clean eating and every recipe I have made from your site has been great. Thank you for sharing!

  7. I made these and they were great. But thanks to the weather I can’t grill a whole bag outside yet. If I wanted to bake them in the oven, how long would you grill say six breasts at once? Thanks for your help.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Casey – I did mine on the stove top grill. If you do it in the oven, it would be just like any other chicken breast. I would guess about 40 minutes at 350 F. But that’s just a guess.

  8. Cheers from Singapore! I stumbled across your blog recently, thanks to my new-found love for clean eating. Made this citrus chicken last night and loved it 🙂 We Asians love spicy food, so it was a little out of my comfort zone, but tasty nonetheless. I’d like to try baking the french toast casserole this weekend, looking forward to it! Thanks for this fantastic blog and your delish recipes!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Filzah – My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed it. And if you make it again, feel free to add some cayenne or other spice to it. It should be quite tasty!

  9. Anquanette says:

    I tried this recipe today and it was perfect! I used skinless chicken breast tenderloins instead and used lemon instead of lime. I actually squeezed the lemon in the marinade and the flavors were well balanced! Clean eating doesn’t mean tasteless food and this recipe clearly showcased that. With the use of your website, there may be hope for me after all lol thank you 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anquanette – On the contrary! Eating clean means eating delicious foods! Happy I could help. 🙂

  10. Making this tonight. Will let you know who it turned out. I can’t wait!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Angel – Please do!

  11. Made this for dinner last night and totally LOVED it. Just starting with clean eating and you my dear, are an angel.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lee B – Awesome! So glad you liked it!

  12. Teresa Dyer says:

    I’m new to clean eating and this was the first recipe I tried. I added some chipotle seasoning to add a little spice! I was concerned my husband wouldn’t be on board with clean eating, but he loved it! Thanks, Tiffany!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Teresa – My pleasure! 😀

  13. I started clean eating today! I’m making this recipe tonight for my family. I was just wondering the calorie count in this recipe?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Erin E – I don’t know. I don’t figure data for eMeals recipes. But there are lots of calculators on the web. is a good one.

  14. Johnine Herroon says:

    Just finished the last bite & it was Delish!
    I’m wondering though, how many calories are in it?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Johnine – Glad you enjoyed it! I don’t figure data for eMeals recipes, so you would have to enter the recipe into a nutrition calculator online. I usually use, but there are many others.

  15. One thing, is it sour orange you should used( I new to cooking in general and well yes sour oranges are used more in cooking but I just wanna make sure)

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Daniel J – No, I did not use sour oranges. I used a Naval orange.

  16. How many calories are in this recipe?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anna – Just updated that for you. Enjoy! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.