Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Citrus-Marinated Chicken Thighs

We eat lots of chicken at our house so I am always looking for different ways to prepare it. This recipe was in the August issue of bon appetit and it is fantastic.

Citrus-Marinated Chicken Thighs
1 bunch scallions
1/2 bunch cilantro, leaves and tender stems only
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp finely grated lime zeal
1 tsp finely grated orange zest
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp kosher salt
2 lb. skin on, bone in chicken thighs

Set aside 1/4 cup sliced scallions. Pulse cilantro, garlic, citrus zests, citrus juices, soy sauce, oil, salt and remaining scallions in a food processor or blender until a coarse puree forms.. Set aside 1/4 cup marinade, then place remaining marinade in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, seal bag and turn to coat. Chill at least 20 minutes.
Preheat broiler. Remove chicken from marinade and place skin side down on a foil-lined broiler proof baking sheet; discard marinade. Broil chicken until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Turn; continue to broil until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees, about 12-15 minutes ( I did use a thermometer). Serve chicken with reserved marinade and scallions
Serves 4
Do ahead: Chicken can be marinated 2 hours ahead, keep chilled

This may sound a little labor intensive but I'm telling you, it's worth it. Great for a summer meal on the deck or patio


Stephanie said...

Mmm...this sounds and looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe :) Your blog is beautiful and I just love the name - It Is Well With My Soul is also a favorite of mine.

Have a blessed afternoon. Hugs!

camp and cottage living said...

This look like delicious summer meal, Maryann!

living from glory to glory said...

Hi Maryann, I am so glad you stopped in to visit! This really looks yummy. I think blogging has it really good points :) Food, fun, family! Life is so good. I hope we can keep this visiting up if ya think we should? Because It is well with my soul also:)
Blessings, Roxy

Ozjane said...

This sounds rather appealing so have added it to my recipe folder.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

We eat a lot of chicken here too, so this sounds like an excellent change of pace. I'm going to try it soon. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Debbie said...

Just pinned this to try. I wonder if you could do it on the grill, too.

Creations By Cindy said...

This looks so good! Thanks for sharing it. I am always looking for new ways to do a different spin on chicken! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Nancy said...

Sounds delicious...I like you are always looking for new receipts for chicken...Thanks

Camille said...

YUMMY!! Your photo is beautiful. Can I come for dinner? :)