Orange-Cilantro Marinade for Fish or Chicken

Orange-Cilantro Tilapia
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
330 Calories
28g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 330
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 2g
Calcium 117mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The bold orange flavor is intensified with the addition of cilantro. Use on flaky white fish such as halibut, tilapia or mahi-mahi. Also great on chicken.


  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 orange (juiced)
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno (fresh, seeds removed)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Blend all ingredients except the cilantro in the blender for 30 seconds or until almost smooth. Chop the cilantro and stir into the blended mixture.

  3. Place fish in a bowl or large baggie and pour marinade over.

  4. Leave in the refrigerator overnight. When it's ready, bake or grill fish until it is no longer translucent and is flaky. Bake or grill chicken until it reaches 170 F.

  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • Make sure the marinade coats the fish or chicken completely.
  • If using chicken, spear with a fork several times to allow the marinade to penetrate.