Vibrant Key West Chicken Recipe

There are many ways to marinate chicken, but this Key West-style chicken recipe is ideal. It's quick and requires a few inexpensive ingredients you may already have, making it ideal for busy weeknights when you have less time to cook.

– 4 boneless and skinless chicken breast – 2 orange – 1 lime – 3 garlic cloves, minced – ½ teaspoon kosher salt – ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper – 1 teaspoon smoked paprika – ½ teaspoon ground cumin – 3 tablespoons honey – 2 tablespoons canola oil – 2 tablespoons soy sauce – ¼ cup chopped parsley – ¼ cup sliced scallion – Lime wedges, for serving



Put the lime and orange zest in a big bowl. Add the lime and orange juice and zest to the mixture. 

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To the bowl, add the garlic, parsley, canola oil, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, honey, and soy sauce. Mix thoroughly.

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Turn the chicken breasts in the marinade bowl. Marinate for 30 minutes or 4 hours in the fridge. 

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Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. For two minutes, preheat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. 

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Add the chicken breasts and sear, without moving, for two minutes on each side. Remove remaining breasts and sear. 

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Brush remaining marinade on all breasts in the skillet. Baking the chicken for 10-15 minutes or until a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the breast reads 165 F.

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Thinly slice the chicken against its grain and serve it hot, garnished with scallions and lime wedges.

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