Citrus Garlic Grilled Chicken

Remix the classic citrus chicken combo with a Cuban-style mojo marinade that delivers a garlicky punch. The ultimate way to grill bone-in chicken is the reverse sear method. Cook chicken on a covered grill over low heat, then sear over high heat for a juicy inside and perfectly charred outside.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Makes: 6 servings
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All You Need

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) lime juice
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Club House Oregano Leaves
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Club House Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 2 lb (1 kg) bone-in chicken thighs


  1. Place juices, garlic and seasonings in small food processor or blender container; cover. Process until smooth. Reserve 2 tbsp (30 mL) for brushing. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add remaining marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavour.

  2. Prepare grill for indirect medium-low heat (275°F to 300°F/135°C to 150°C). Preheat grill by turning all burners to medium. Turn off burner(s) on one side. Remove chicken from marinade and place on unlit side of grill. Discard any remaining marinade. Close grill.

  3. Grill 40 to 45 minutes or until internal temperature of thickest part of chicken is 165ºF (74°C), turning occasionally. Move chicken to lit side of grill with skin-side down. Brush with reserved marinade. Turn lit side of grill to high.

  4. Grill, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes longer or until chicken is charred.

  5. Note: To maintain medium-low heat (275°F to 300°F/135°C to 150°C), keep lid closed and adjust lit burner as necessary. Directions were developed using a gas grill. Grills vary; cooking time is approximate.


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