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Orange Chipotle Grilled Chicken with Citrus Salsa


Special Diet

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free


Main Course

Main Ingredient



Cookouts, Entertaining


  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon San-J Orange Sauce use divided
  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper freshly ground
  • – ½ teaspoons Chipotle Chili Powder use divided
  • 12 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, trimmed of any excess fat
  • 3 Oranges medium, peeled and chopped
  • ½ Red Onion medium, diced
  • 2 Plum Tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Vegetable oil for brushing the grill


  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together ½ cup San-J Orange Sauce, olive oil, salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder. Pour into a large food storage bag. Add the chicken thighs and marinate at room temperature for 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator. 
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of San-J Orange Sauce, chopped oranges, red onion, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice and ¼ – ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder (depending on hot spicy you want it). Reserve.
  • Heat grill to medium-high and brush the grates with oil. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade. Pat the chicken dry and grill covered for 6 – 8 minutes per side. Serve with the citrus salsa. 

* The Gluten Free recipes that appear in this website incorporate a variety of San-J's products that are Certified Gluten Free. Please be sure to consider the other ingredients to make sure they comply with your dietary needs and restrictions.

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