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Smoky Citrus Marinated Chicken Breast Recipe

Slices of chicken breast are great candidates for cooking in Kelly Craig Gourmet Smoked Wraps, but they need some supplemental fat and sugar to grab and hold the flavor from the wood smoke.

The solution is a marinade with some of each. The orange juice contains natural sugars and the olive oil gives a stick fat base that clings to the surface of the chicken. Remember, stoking relies on the steam to deliver the heat, so it will keep the chicken breasts moist and juicy through and through.

Smoky Citrus Marinated Chicken Breast Recipe
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 2

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • juice from one medium lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  1. Combine orange juice, lemon juice, oil, salt, pepper, and garlic in a large zipper topped bag. Mix well.
  2. Pierce chicken breasts with fork and place in the bag with the marinade.
  3. Throw the bag in your cooler or refrigerator and marinate at least four hours and up to 24 hours.
  4. Select Gourmet Smoked Wraps (apple and maple are great with this recipe.)
  5. Soak cotton twines in water.
  6. Spray both sides of a Gourmet Smoked Wrap generously with water (or beer.)
  7. Remove chicken breasts from bag and slice into strips about 1-inch wide.
  8. Lay each strip directly on a moistened wrap.
  9. Roll and tie with a saturated twine.
  10. Keep outside of wraps damp by spraying with water occasionally.
  11. Heat grill to 450 degrees and cook for about 12 minutes, or cook in Dutch oven with a little water in the bottom heated to same temperature for about 12 minutes. You could also wrap each wrap in an aluminum foil packet and cook individually in campfire coals for about 20 minutes moving and turning frequently.
  12. Check at least one breast with cooking thermometer to make sure internal temperature reaches at least 165° F.


kelly_craig_gourmet_smoked_wraps_varietyPRO TIP: For this great campfire chicken breast recipe, we selected Kelly Craig’s Cherry Gourmet Smoked Wraps because of cherry’s reputation for a light fruit smoke as a fantastic highlight to chicken. The marinade is important because the sugar and fat it leaves on the surface of the meat, help adhere smoky flavor.  Kelley Craig offers dozens of smoke flavors in their Gourmet Smoked Wraps. BUY NOW!


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