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Key West Chicken Marinade

  • Author: My Homemade Roots
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This zesty blend of fresh citrus, herbs, and spices will infuse your chicken with bold and bright flavors. Perfect for grilling, baking, or sautéing, this marinade is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


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  • 1 large orange (juice and zest)
  • 1 lime (juice and zest)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno, minced (for less heat, leave out the seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 pounds of chicken (any chicken pieces of choice)


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a glass bowl, or a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 2-3 hours. When ready to cook, remove from the fridge and allow chicken to warm up for a few minutes. Cook chicken on the grill, saute on the stove top, or use your favorite method for cooking chicken.
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