Grilled Citrus Chicken

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A great Grilled Citrus Chicken recipe for your next BBQ!


Grilled Citrus Chicken

This is an amazing summer grilling recipe for Grilled Citrus Chicken. Excellent for your next family backyard BBQ. Juicy grilled chicken deliciously infused with flavor from the citrus marinade.

Serve with Quick Southern-Style Baked Beans from Pioneer Woman, String Bean and Potato Salad or Broccoli Salad.

  • Author: Bon Appetite
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 55


  • 1 3½–4-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • Kosher salt; freshly ground pepper
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 2 oranges, halved


  1. Prepare a grill for medium heat. Rub chicken pieces with 2 Tbsp. oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill chicken, skin side down, turning occasionally and squeezing juice from 2 lemon halves and 2 orange halves over often, until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thigh registers 165°, 25–35 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, brush remaining 2 lemon halves and 2 orange halves with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil. Grill, cut side down, until lightly charred, 5–10 minutes. Serve chicken with grilled lemon and orange halves alongside for squeezing over.


  • Serving Size: 4
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