Grilled Citrus Chicken

Well yesterday was interesting. After I posted the blog I went for a bike ride with my boys, seems ordinary enough. When we got to the mailbox I got out the key and was looking through the mail when a police helicopter barreled down over the neighborhood, which is pretty abnormal out in this neck of the woods. So unusual that everyone started coming out of their houses to see what was going on, I guess it was natural to ask me since I was clearly out on a bike ride? I had no idea but I told the boys we better get back home and inside because it appeared they were looking for someone. As we rounded the last corner at the end of our crooked block there was a massive police presence on one of the houses, several police cars, fire trucks, etc and they were just starting to tape the area off. Knowing my boys are curious I told them to stay on our side of the street and turn before we got to that house and cut back over to our house, for once they obeyed exactly as ordered. With our bike ride cut short and the boys anxious from what just happened they wanted to draw pictures of what they thought may have happened. (House robbed, burglar ran down the street, hid in a backyard, etc) So I drew my version first, then my middle son. His version was taking forever so my youngest kept yelling out “Hurry up, I want to draw my virgin” which made me silently laugh but kept going on watching the drawing. After the third time he yelled it my daughter yells out “Mom, make him stop saying that, it’s VERSION, VERSION” to which his reply was “So, nobody cares!” Everyone had a good version and we did some pretty good drawings as well as burnt up at least an hour. I did a short work out, finished getting the Christmas decorations down and a little cleaning, then started dinner. So hopefully my sloth days are behind me.

Citrus Chicken –

Since I had so much various citrus left over from our U-Pick trip at Truman Ranch, I used several different kinds, but lemon, lime and orange are my usual basics.
I purchased a large package of boneless skinless breasts from Sam’s Club. I had so much left over tonight I am going to try a Tzatziki sauce and pita’s and dice the left over chicken up. Last night I served it with rice, black beans, salsa and tortillas.

Marinate at least an hour up to several hours.
Large package of Chicken Breasts
2 Oranges
1 Lemon
1 Lime
(as extra, because I had it, I used one blood orange and one tangerine)
Handful of fresh cilantro
1 tbsp crushed garlic
1 tbsp garlic salt with parsley
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1/4 diced onion (white, yellow or red)
1 tbsp red pepper flakes

Then put on the grill until fully cooked and a little crispy on the outside, you have to be careful with breasts not to let them get dry. (firm to the touch but not hard, internal temperature 165 and I like to use tongs as to not puncture the chicken and let all the natural juices escape.)