Barbecue Grilled Orange Chicken Strip Recipe
This isn’t the orange chicken you’d find at your local Chinese restaurant (the battered and fried kind). Rather, this is chicken with a touch of orange flavour thanks to the zest and juice of an orange applied to grilled chicken strips.
- (For about 4 servings)
- 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into strips. Alternatively you can buy 4 smaller chicken breasts and cut them into strips.
- 1 orange, for the zest and juice (alternatively you can use fresh squeezed orange juice, about 1/3 of a cup)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced up
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 0.5 teaspoon of salt (optional)
- Get your chicken breast (or breasts if you’re going down the smaller size route) and cut it into strips of about ¼ inch.
- Mix the orange, olive oil, garlic cloves, thyme, oregano and salt (if using) into a resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken and give it a good shake, before popping it into the fridge and leaving it for about 2 hours.
- Preheat your grill to a medium heat.
- Drain the bag of the marinade and place chicken strips on to metal or wood skewers (soak them if you wish, but I’ve never had a problem with them catching fire when I’ve forgotten to soak them).
- Grill them on the barbecue over a medium heat for about 6-8 minutes, taking care to turn them often. Another way of checking if the meat is done is when the juices run clear. Try using one of our gas barbecues for optimum temperature control.