Your Tuesday night is about to get so much better! You are going to love these grilled chicken thighs because they are 1. super quick 2. they are healthy 3. you can customize the flavor profile to use whatever you have on hand and 4. they make awesome leftovers.
Grilled chicken is in heavy weeknight dinner rotation at our house. This was not always the case. Quite honestly, chicken and I broke up for a year so. I was, in my efforts to prepare healthy meals, choosing chicken breasts- which score about a zero on the flavor scale. They only way I really enjoy a chicken breast is to pan fry it, which kicks the healthy aspect right out the door. Then one day, I accidentally brought home chicken thighs and realized the error of my ways. They were so….. good. Tender, flavorful, savory chicken that tasted like CHICKEN.
And here is my favorite quick, easy and delicious way to prepare them. For the marinade, start with plain, fat-free greek yogurt (I like Chobani) and add in whatever spices and aromatics you like. My go-to combination is in the recipe, but feel free to change it up. Last night we added Sriacha and it was YUM! You can also change up the garnish. A little olive tapenade would be great, caramelized shallots are amazing, pico de gallo with avocado slices and a squeeze of lime- let your imagination run wild.
And I mentioned these make awesome leftovers, so if you double the batch you can dice up the leftovers for tomorrow night’s tacos, or your lunch-time pita filling or make chicken salad, or, or, or….
Enjoy! And thanks for being here. Don’t forget to enter your email address in the box at the top right to subscribe and receive new recipes in your in-box each week! Happy Cooking! -Alan and Amanda