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Citrus Marinated Chicken

It’s grilling season in Arizona!  Summertime is just too hot here to stand outside in front of a hot grill.  Here is a delicious citrus marinade for chicken.  We also make grilled summer squash – Just toss with olive oil, salt and pepper and grill alongside the chicken.  They will take less time to cook than the chicken, so wait until the chicken has been on the grill for several minutes.


1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Honey
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
2 Cloves Garlic, finely grated
4 Chicken Breasts


Whisk together the orange juice, soy sauce, honey, pepper and garlic together in a large bowl.  Add the chicken breasts, cover and refrigerate for at least a couple hours, overnight is best.

Cook on an outdoor grill for about 8-10 minutes on each side or until it reaches and internal temperature of 160°F.



*Tip: You can add this marinade to a zip-top bag with chicken breasts and freeze.  Just defrost in the refrigerator overnight and they will be ready to grill by dinnertime!


Almond Cilantro Crusted Chicken Breasts


If you love almonds and cilantro, you will love this chicken!


1 1/2 Cups Blanched Almonds
1/4 Cup Cilantro
2 Eggs
4 Chicken Breasts
Salt and Pepper


Preheat oven to 400°F.  Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Combine the almonds and cilantro in the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse until the almonds are finely ground.  Pour onto a plate.

On another plate, beat the eggs with a splash of water.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper.  Dip in the egg, coat with the ground almonds and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake until the chicken is cooked thoroughly, about 20 minutes.



Serves: 4

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts


Bacon wrapped chicken breasts stuffed with blue cheese and arugula.  What a divine combination.  Blue cheese and bacon were made to be together and they are just so delicious in this dish.  Even if you don’t like blue cheese (or think you don’t like blue cheese) you should really try this…it might change your mind.


4 Chicken Breasts
4 Slices Thick Cut Bacon
1 Container Blue Cheese Crumbles
A Large Handful Arugula (or Baby Spinach)


Preheat oven to 425°F.  Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.


Cut open the chicken breasts to make a pocket for the stuffing.  Be careful not to cut all the way through the chicken breasts.


Stuff with a large spoonful of blue cheese and some arugula.



Wrap tightly with one bacon strip.  You may need to carefully stretch your bacon strips before wrapping so they reach all the way around a couple times.  Make it so the ends of the bacon are under the chicken breast so it doesn’t come apart.  Place on the baking sheet.


Bake until bacon is crispy and chicken is cooked thoroughly, about 20 minutes.


Serves: 4


How To Make Chicken Cutlets

Here are directions for turning chicken breasts into chicken cutlets.  It’s super easy!

Cut your chicken breast in half lengthwise as shown in the above picture.  Place in a zip top bag and pound it out with a skillet (cast iron works best since it’s heavier).

Leftover Spinach Dip Chicken


Delicious spinach dip stuffed inside a chicken breast, coated with bread crumbs and baked.  So good!  Definitely try this one if you have leftover spinach dip.  Here is a link to my spinach dip recipe.


2-6 Tablespoons Leftover Spinach Dip
2 Chicken Breasts
1/4 Cup Flour
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon Milk/Water
1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs


Preheat oven to 425°F.  Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.


Cut a slit in the chicken breasts to make room for the stuffing.  Make sure you don’t cut all the way through the chicken breast.  You just want a pocket.


Stuff each chicken breast with 2-3 Tablespoons of leftover spinach dip.


Set up a breading station with 3 plates.  On the first plate, combine the flour, garlic powder and salt & pepper.  On the second, lightly beat the egg and milk together.  The third plate will have the bread crumbs.


Bread your stuffed chicken by dredging in the flour mixture, dipping in the egg mixture and finally coating with the bread crumbs.  Place the coated chicken breasts on the prepared baking sheet.


Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.


Serves: 2