16 Chicken and Citrus Recipes

Chicken and citrus are a perfect pair. A bit of tang brightens poultry without overwhelming it.

Chicken Skewers (Kotopoulo Souvlaki)
Souvláki (the name comes from soúvla, the Greek word for skewer) is a favorite dish served during Greek feasts and family gatherings. Lamb can also be substituted if you like. See the recipe for Chicken Skewers »Melanie Acevedo
Roast Chicken with Saffron and Lemon
Roast Chicken with Saffron and Lemon
Roast chicken is a classic dish all over the world. In this beautiful version from Spain, the bird is rubbed with musky, floral saffron and stuffed with bright lemons and fresh rosemary before being popped in the oven.Andre Baranowski
Braised Chicken with Kumquats and Green Olives
In this straightforward white wine braise, chicken legs are brightened with tart kumquat and salty olives. Try serving it over couscous. See the Recipe for Braised Chicken with Kumquats and Green Olives»Sarah Karnasiewicz
See the RecipeAndré Baranowski
See the RecipePenny De Los Santos
Brick Chicken
Using a weight (such as a brick or a few soup cans) to press down on a partially deboned chicken as it cooks in a skillet reduces cooking time and yields an especially juicy, crisp bird.Landon Nordeman
Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)
Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)
For Asian-style grilled chicken wings, try this classic sweet-sour condiment with fish sauce and fresh lime juice.Todd Coleman
OUTSTANDING CHEF: Suzanne Goin, Lucques, Los Angeles
Moroccan Chicken With Carrot Puree
A mix of spicy, sweet, and bitter flavors gives this dish its distinctive character. See the recipe for Moroccan Chicken With Carrot Puree » Back to Recipes From the 2011 James Beard Award Nominees »
Penny De Los Santos
Lemon and Rosemary Chicken (Pollo Arrosto)
Lemon and Rosemary Chicken (Pollo Arrosto)
Garlic, lemon, and rosemary enhance simple, juicy roast chicken.André Baranowski
See the RecipeTodd Coleman
Kotopoulo me Dendrolivano
GREECE Thessaloniki chef Aglaia Patronaki showed us how to make this delicious, herb-strewn, skillet-braised chicken dish. See the recipe for Kotopoulo me Dendrolivano »Todd Coleman
Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)
Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)
Even though this soup is usually served at Christmas dinner in Greek households, the lemon flavor makes it great year-round.Maxime Iattoni
Chicken and Onion Tagine (Djej Besla)
Chicken and Onion Tagine (Djej Besla)
Onions stew until soft and sweet in this satisfying one-pot chicken dish flavored with saffron, turmeric, lemon, and olives. Get the recipe for Chicken and Onion Tagine (Djej Besla) »Todd Coleman
Grilled Chicken with Red Onion Jam
Grilled Chicken with Red Onion Jam
A thick, sweet red onion jam makes for a great accompaniment to this herbaceous grilled chicken.Helen Rosner
Lime Soup (Sopa de Lima)
Lime Soup (Sopa de Lima)
Similar to tortilla soup, this version is sour from lots of whole limes in the broth and garnish; roasted habañero chiles add smokey heat to this bright soup.James Oseland
Chicken, Olive, and Lemon Tagine (Djaj Mqualli)
Chicken, Olive, and Lemon Tagine (Djaj Mqualli)
Tagine, the Moroccan stew, shares its name with the terra-cotta pot it's traditionally cooked in, whose neat conical lid promotes convection and even cooking. There are many versions; maybe the most classic is braised chicken, green olives, and lemons in a sauce fragrant with ginger and coriander.Todd Coleman