Can I Make "Citrus Chicken"?
Updated: Aug 28
I learned about icookmyfood on IG. I'm always looking for new ways to cook chicken and this citrus recipe -- with grapefruit -- piqued my interest! Most citrus recipes for savory foods use lemons or lime or maybe oranges. We tend to think of grapefruits as something only to eat for breakfast.
Mar. 19 is also Poultry Day! See info at the bottom of the post about that.
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This recipe also uses turmeric and garam masala, which I haven't tried cooking with yet. I like Indian food and these are spices that are used in Indian food a lot, but I haven't tried cooking with them myself. I forgot there were breadcrumbs in the recipe. Oops!
What I used:
- Garam Masala
It's pretty easy! You let the chicken marinate in the milk+spice+grapefruit mixture. Then, you sear off the chicken and finish it in the oven.
I got to use my zester! :) I'm a converted zester. I think it does help to add citrus flavor to recipes. This is the first time I used it in a savory recipe. I used it to make a lemon blueberry cake and a Geometric Beyonce #LEMONADE Cake (links)
Here is the chicken in the marinade mixture and when I was searing the chicken.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! Yum! The recipe was really good! I definitely wouldn't have thought to use grapefruit juice with chicken and it was really good!
It's a fun, easy recipe and a different twist for chicken that you might not have thought of. :) Check it out.
Give it a try! We are good at this!
What is Poultry Day?
Sure to grab the prize for the cockiest day of the year, March 19 is National Poultry Day. If fowl jokes aren’t your fancy, spoiler warning, this entry might ruffle your feathers. With roots of Cockfighting found in Persia from nearly 6,000 years ago, it’s believed that domestication of birds began between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago. Somewhere along the line, the idea was had to not just pit the birds against each other in bouts of epic plumage, but to also consume them as an excellent source of protein. You might say someone decided just to wing it. But enough clucking around — let’s get into the meat of this most excellent day.