It’s summer time and grilling chicken is a must. I love citrus and saffron flavored chicken. Here’s an easy way to have it all.
Ingredients for brine:
- 1 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 grapefruit, peeled and quartered
- 1 TB Kosher Salt
- 1/2 tsp Saffron
- half an onion, quartered
- water if needed
Using a food processor blend all of the ingredients until well blended. Place the brine mixture in a large freezer zip lock baggy and place your chicken pieces in the bag. Swish it all around and refrigerate over night. Add water if you are needing more marinade to cover all the chicken pieces.
Tips: We grill our chicken on low heat for 60 to 70 minutes. Basting frequently during the last 20 minutes of the grilling process.
Ingredients for basting mixture:
- 1 stick of salted butter
- 1/4 tsp of saffron
- juice of 2 limes
In a small sauce pan melt the butter, then add the saffron and limes juice. Use this mixture frequently to baste your chicken on the grill.