Easy Chicken Thighs

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Easy Chicken Thighs with Cumin, Cayenne, and Citrus is a great weeknight recipe.

Easy Chicken Thighs
Easy Chicken Thighs

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Serves 4
Easy Chicken Thighs with Cumin, Cayenne and Citrus is a great weeknight recipe. Chicken thighs have a huge advantage over lean breasts. The skin browns nicely and the meat stays juicy even when thoroughly cooked, which makes them ideal for grilling or broiling.

Serve with a baked potato and Quick Southern-Style Baked Beans from Pioneer Woman, Sauteed Spinach & Garlic or Creamed Kale.

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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  2. 1 small onion, quartered
  3. 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
  4. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  5. ΒΌ teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
  6. Pinch ground cloves
  7. Salt and pepper
  8. 1 tablespoon peanut or other oil
  9. 2 tablespoons orange juice, preferably freshly squeezed
  10. 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  11. About 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken thighs, or 2 pounds thighs with bones
  12. Chopped cilantro for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat a gas grill, start a wood or charcoal fire or preheat a broiler; the fire should be moderately hot, and the rack should be about 4 inches from the heat source.
  2. Combine the garlic, onion, oregano, cumin, cayenne, cloves, salt, pepper and oil in a blender or small food processor, and blend until fairly smooth. Add the juices, taste and adjust seasoning; the flavors should be powerful.
  3. Smear sauce over chicken; if time allows, marinate 30 minutes or so. Grill 6 to 8 minutes a side, or until meat is nicely browned and cooked medium or better on the inside. (Thighs with bones will take longer, about 20 minutes total.) Serve, garnished with the cilantro.
Adapted from NY Times
Adapted from NY Times
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