Grilled Citrus Chicken Kebabs

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While visiting Crete earlier this summer I was able to enjoy the most delicious oranges. They tasted as sweet as candy. I didn’t realize that oranges were particularly special in Greece, but I frequently saw oranges trees in the area.

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Every morning I enjoyed a large bowl of deliciously thick authentic Greek Yogurt flavored only with honey. It was so pure. The oranges in Crete were some of the sweetest and juiciest I’ve tasted, so I piled slices of them on top of my yogurt.

After returning home I really missed those beautiful oranges paired with delicious Greek yogurt.

I was always under the impression that orange season was winter. However, I recently found out that my impression was based on my purchase of Navel Oranges.

Did you know that Valencia Oranges are often referred to as summer oranges because they are available from February through October, with peak supplies in May, June and July.

I was glad to learn this because I love sweet, juicy oranges. Now I can enjoy them during the summer!

Another thing that I didn’t know about oranges is that Valencias may occasionally “regreen” in warm weather.

Watch this quick Sunkist Valencia Oranges Re-greening Video to find out why Valencia oranges re-green.

Chef Robert Danhi also shares some great tips for peeling, slicing, and enjoying these juicy Valencias in your diet in his video.

Valencias turn bright orange when they ripen on the tree, but warm temperatures can make their skin reabsorb chlorophyll as they hang on the tree causing the orange color to look partly green—although the outside is green, the inside remains ripe and delicious!

Citrus Chicken Mariande and Kebab Recipe

If you’re looking for a great way to use oranges this summer you’ll love these Grilled Citrus Chicken Kebabs. The chicken is tender and juicy after soaking in a marinade of lemon, lime and orange juice.

I grill the chicken up with lots of colorful bell peppers and red onion. Serve it with a side of Serve with grilled pita chips and Tzatziki Cucumber Yogurt Dip for a Greek feel.

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