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Monday, May 12, 2014

Baja Citrus Chicken

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Baja Citrus Chicken is a moist and delicious grilled chicken recipe (similar to beer can chicken, but with soda) perfect to eat as is or in your favorite recipe! #FlavorforLess #PMedia #ad

Baja Citrus Chicken - a moist and delicious grilled chicken recipe (similar to beer can chicken, but with soda) perfect to eat as is or in your favorite recipe! #FlavorforLess #PMedia #ad

My family has been working on making healthier meal choices. Truthfully, some days are easier than others - especially when you're a food blogger. It's very difficult not to be tempted when you are constantly surrounded by food. 

Some of the ways we make our food healthier is by grilling or baking instead of frying, cutting out sugar and some of the processed foods (not all of it though!), and by substituting healthier versions of our favorite products.

During a recent grocery trip to my local Safeway, I noticed a new product - 7 Up Ten!! Have you seen it?! There is also a Sunkist Ten, A&W Ten and a Canada Dry Ten. I wanted to make my Baja Citrus Chicken and use it for tacos, but after seeing the new 7 Up Ten, I decided to give it a try versus the regular 7 Up I usually use. It has all the great taste of 7 Up with just ten calories per 12 oz. serving!

Baja Citrus Chicken - a moist and delicious grilled chicken recipe (similar to beer can chicken, but with soda) perfect to eat as is or in your favorite recipe! #FlavorforLess #PMedia #ad

Just a note: You can make it even easier to keep your chicken upright with a soda can chicken cooker. Although it is not necessary, I have one and I absolutely love it! It's inexpensive too! I makes grilling soda can chicken super easy!

Baja Citrus Chicken - a moist and delicious grilled chicken recipe (similar to beer can chicken, but with soda) perfect to eat as is or in your favorite recipe! #FlavorforLess #PMedia #ad



Baja Citrus Chicken
Printable recipe
Yield: 4 servings

1 (3-4 lb.) whole chicken, rinsed and patted dry
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 packet (1 oz.) McCormick's Grill Mates Baja Citrus Marinade
1 can (12 oz.) 7 Up Ten soda

Preheat an outdoor  grill over medium-high heat until it reaches 375°F. Prepare the grill for cooking over indirect heat. 

Remove the neck and giblets from the chicken and discard. Rub the oil all over the outside of the chicken. Then, rub the marinade all over the outside of the chicken. Pour about half of the can of soda into a cup, discard or drink the contents in the cup. Place the remaining half of a can of soda into a the cavity of the chicken, with the legs on the bottom, keeping the chicken upright. Place the chicken in an 8x8-inch or 9x9-inch metal pan. 

Transfer the chicken to the prepared grill and cook over indirect heat. Grill, covered, for about an hour to an hour and a half - or until the juices run clear and the temperature in the thickest part of the thigh reads 180°F. 

Remove the pan from the grill. Remove the chicken from the soda can and discard the can. Loosely cover the chicken with foil and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before serving or using in other recipes. 


Baja Citrus Chicken - a moist and delicious grilled chicken recipe (similar to beer can chicken, but with soda) perfect to eat as is or in your favorite recipe! #FlavorforLess #PMedia #ad

You don't have to have the nifty soda can chicken cooker to make this chicken. If you don't have the stand, use the legs and the can to make a sort of tripod shape to balance the chicken in the pan on the grill! :)

Of course, coupons always sweeten the deal .... Visit the Just For U website for a coupon for a free 2 liter of any flavor of the TEN calories products at any Safeway brand store. Offer is available from 5/12-5/19, while supplies last. 

Baja Citrus Chicken - a moist and delicious grilled chicken recipe (similar to beer can chicken, but with soda) perfect to eat as is or in your favorite recipe! #FlavorforLess #PMedia #ad

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6 comments:

  1. That looks like a delicious chicken!! Blessings, Catherine

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  2. This looks yummy, have printed the recipe as it is just the kind of thing my family loves. Thanks for sharing on Treasure Box Tuesday. Rachel @ Craft, Art & Mess

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  3. I must make this recipe! It looks so delicious. I am glad you shared the pea salad recipe also. I haven't made that in years! I know what will be not he table tonight. Thanks for sharing at the IN and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

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  4. This is my kind of dinner! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  5. What a great way to cook a chicken. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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  6. Oh my your blog has completely transformed! All the recipes, photos and the site itself is gorgeous! Beautiful work!

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I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond. :)

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