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Sweet Citrus Grilled Chicken

Sweet Citrus Grilled Chicken

Inspired by the spices of North African cuisine, this grilled chicken is going to make you want to crack out your beaded bra-sarong-set and gyrate like a Marrakech mama. Now, in between doing figure eights with your hips, put some couscous and grilled eggplant on the plate to round out this exotic chicken.

Bite Me Bit

“Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.”

-Chuck Palahniuk, 'Fight Club'

Ingredients

3 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 large garlic clove, minced
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

Honey Citrus Sauce

3/4 cup orange juice, pulp-free
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp kosher salt
3 tbsp butter

1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds, for topping

Directions

1) In a large bowl, combine olive oil, cumin, oregano, ginger, salt, pepper and garlic.

2) Place chicken between two sheets of wax paper and pound to even thickness, about 1/4-inch thick. Add to olive oil mixture and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes while the grill heats to medium-high. Brush and oil the grill grate.

3) Arrange the chicken flat on the grill and cook until firm to the touch, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from grill and keep warm.

4) In a small saucepan, bring orange juice, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tbsp butter.

5) Drizzle sauce over grilled chicken and top with toasted almonds.

Serves 6

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