Monday, July 5, 2010

Orange-Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs



I hope everyone had a fun, relaxing and safe holiday weekend!

It should be no secret by now that I’m a fan of ginger. I am always looking for recipes that call for ginger as one of the main components of the dish. Generally, chicken breast are my go-to cut of chicken, but chicken thighs are a welcome change from the norm. Bone-in chicken thighs can add tons of moisture and flavor if cooked correctly.  Next time around I think I will add in the zest of the orange as well.  All the flavors were there, but the orange was a little muted. This is another meal that is light and fresh, allowing you to stay out of the kitchen, enjoy the outdoors and let your grill do all the work!

Orange-Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs

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1/3 cup fresh orange juice

3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

3 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1 tablespoon ginger, minced

1 tablespoon sesame oil

8 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on

Garnish: fresh cilantro, orange slices (if desired)

Combine orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil in a shallow dish or large zip-top bag; add chicken. Cover or seal and chill at least 1 hour, turning occasionally.

Remove chicken thighs from marinade and discard marinade.

Grill, covered, over medium-high heat 4 minutes on each side or until done. Garnish, if desired with cilantro and orange slices.


1 comment:

Kristina said...

I love the blog's new look! Can't wait to try some of these chicken recipes!