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How to Cook Citrus Chicken Barbecue

This chicken barbecue dish has orange juice and orange zest to give your chicken barbecue with an appetizing citrus flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken barbecue, chicken bbq, citrus chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Manny


  • 4 chicken thighs or whole chicken
  • 1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 ketchup
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • sliced oranges
  • barbecue sticks


How to cook Citrus Chicken Barbecue:

  • Clean and rinse whole chicken and chop to serving pieces.
  • Prick the skin and meat with toothpick or barbecue sticks so that the marinade will penetrate inside.
  • Combine all marinade ingredients, Worcestershire sauce, orange juice, zest of orange, soy sauce, sugar, ketchup, melted butter, salt and pepper.
  • Add chicken and marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight inside the refrigerator.
  • Fire up the charcoal and reserve the marinade for basting the chicken.
  • Skewer the chicken alternately with the orange slices.
  • Grill the chicken and baste with the marinade occasionally until cooked.
  • In case you want to bake the chicken, preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • Arrange chicken on a baking dish and pour the marinade over.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until chicken is done.
  • Garnish with orange slices.
  • To make the dipping sauce: simply mix 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce with half a cup of tomato or banana ketchup.