Grilled Chicken Thighs

Grilled Chicken Thighs

Grilled Chicken Thighs

Are you looking for a dinner option that’s both easy to cook and guaranteed to be juicy and flavorful? Grilled chicken thighs might just be what you want.

My first foray into grilling chicken involved the usual breast cuts, but once I switched to thighs, there was no going back.

The dark meat of thighs not only stays moist and tender but also cooks incredibly fast, making it a perfect choice for a hectic weeknight.

The real bonus is how flavorful and juicy these cuts are due to their higher fat content.

When grilled, the fat melts into the meat, creating a mouth-watering taste that melts in your mouth.

Seasoning them is a breeze; a simple herb rub or even just salt and pepper can change the flavor profile drastically.

I love adding a bit of rosemary or thyme, which complements the richness of the meat beautifully.

Whether you grill them boneless or with bones, they reach the ideal temperature quickly, and you can stay relaxed knowing your meal will turn out gorgeous and loved by everyone.

For those on a budget, chicken thighs are often a cheaper option than breast, yet they don’t compromise on taste or texture.

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Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe

Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe

Ingredients

Chicken

Marinade

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup white grape juice or white wine
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 2 tbsp rosemary, freshly minced
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp thyme, chopped
  • 1 tbsp oregano, minced
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Zest and juice of one lemon

Instructions

  1. Mix the Marinade: Pour all the marinade ingredients into a large zip-top bag or a glass bowl. Stir everything together until it’s well mixed.
  2. Soak the Chicken: Put the chicken thighs into the bag or bowl with the marinade. Press out any extra air and seal the bag tight. Give it a gentle shake or squeeze to make sure the marinade covers all the chicken. Let the chicken soak up all the flavors in the fridge for about 4 to 8 hours.
  3. Heat Up the Grill: Turn your grill on to medium-high heat, aiming for about 400 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Grill the Chicken: Take the chicken out of the marinade and let any extra bits of herbs or garlic fall off. Place the chicken directly on the grill, close the lid, and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes on each side. The chicken is done when a thermometer inserted into the thickest part shows 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Rest and Enjoy: Move the cooked chicken thighs to a plate or tray, cover them with a piece of foil, and let them rest for 10 minutes. This makes them even juicier. Then, they’re ready to serve!
  6. Enjoy your delicious grilled chicken thighs with your favorite sides!

Grilled Chicken Thighs

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