Grilled Marinated Chicken Thighs

Marinating chicken in this manner creates a very tender, delicious and light chicken with golden brown exterior and moist interior. You can mix together the marinade ingredients in a plastic bag and place the chicken pieces inside and simply refrigerate it hours before you want to prepare dinner. I use chicken thighs in this recipe although you could also use chicken breasts, legs, or even a whole chicken cut into pieces.

I used the grill in my version of this popular dish but you could also bake the chicken in a preheated oven at 365 degrees F. for 30 to 40 minutes. I left the bone in but if you wanted to use boneless thighs, you will need to reduce your cooking time.

Why Healthy

  • Poultry, both the white and brown meat, is a great source of low fat protein.



Grilled Marinated Chicken Thighs

A light seasoned marinade is used to add lots of flavor to simple chicken thighs cooked on the grill.

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins


8 Skinless Chicken Thighs
Juice Of Two Large Lemons
Zest Of One Lemon
2 Garlic Cloves, Peeled And Minced
3 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Oregano
4 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper


Mix together all of the marinade ingredients and place in a ziploc bag with the chicken thighs.
Refrigerate for a minimum of three hours or up to 6 hours.
Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
Grill the thighs 12 to 15 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Serve immediately.


One Response to “Cooking Dried Black Beans”

  1. Peggy Smith — December 28, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    Thank You for the black bean recipe. I started buying the dried black beans to CAn instead of buying them because of the high sodium content.
    I will now use your recipe because of added ingred, for flavor.

    Love your healthy take on recipes.Thank You


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