Citrus Coffee Marinated Chicken

I wasn’t looking for a new chicken recipe yesterday. I had every intention of making my original Roasted Chicken recipe but when I started prepping everything, it turned into something totally different. I made something up, it sounded weird with a side of ‘could be good?’. I had a huge almost 7 pound chicken that was about to get freezer burn. I had some left over coffee from that morning’s fix. And I also had oranges. So I whipped up this little ditty with the hopes that it didn’t taste as weird as it sounded. Well, it smelled incredible. That’s a good sign right? My oven has some sort of weird magic it does where it cooks a 7 pound chicken in just under an hour. So, please keep that in mind if you use this on a whole chicken – your oven probably isn’t magic. This marinade would be just as great as a marinade for chicken pieces or maybe even pork chops! By the way … it was yummy. Super tender, not too citrusy, couldn’t pick out the coffee specifically. Delicious.
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INGREDIENTS
4 pounds Chicken **SEE NOTES
2 Oranges
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Coffee (not grounds)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
4-6 Garlic Cloves – Minced
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Ground Cumin

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METHOD
-Place chicken in large Ziploc back or sealable container.
-Zest two oranges.
-In medium bowl combine zest of oranges, juice of both oranges and the rest of the ingredients. Whisk and pour over chicken.
-Marinate in the fridge for minimum two hours, turning the chicken every hour or so.
-Preheat oven to 400°F. Use a roasting pan if doing a roast chicken, or a broiling pan, or even a bbq if doing pieces – cook the chicken until the meaty part reaches 170°F. Use a meat thermometer if you don’t know your oven well.

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NOTES
-I used a whole chicken for this recipe but any type of chicken pieces would be great too. I have some thighs and drums in the freezer that I’ll use next. They’d be great on the bbq!

NUTRITONAL INFO
Serves 8
Weight Watchers Points per serving – 4
Calories – 172.8
Fat – 6.3g
Fibre – 1.2g
Sodium – 370.2mg
Carbohydrates – 6.7g
Protein – 21.9g

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