Orange-Cilantro Marinade for Fish or Chicken

Orange-Cilantro Tilapia.
  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup of marinade (serves 2)
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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.

What You'll Need

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

How to Make It

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.

Place fish in bowl or large baggie and pour marinade over. Make sure the marinade coats the fish or chicken completely. If using chicken, spear with a fork several times to allow marinade to penetrate.

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 degrees.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 330
Total Fat 28 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 13 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 10 mg
Carbohydrates 21 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)