Spanish Chicken Breast Marinated In Citrus And Tarragon

  • Prep Time
    15 mins (plus 3hr marinating)
  • Cook Time
    15 minutes
  • Difficulty
  • Servings
  • Ideal for
    • charcoal
    • gas
    • Q
    • pulse


  • Boneless chicken breasts (with skin)

For the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Step 1
Place all marinade ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk.

Step 2
Place the Chicken breasts in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag several times to distribute the marinade, place the bag in a bowl and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.


Step 3
Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and reserve the marinade. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and boil for a minute.

Step 4
Barbecue the breasts, skin side down first, for 5 to 6 minutes each side or until the meat is firm and the juices run clear. Baste with the boiled marinade once, halfway through cooking.