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.


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