Orange-Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs

A simple, quick marinade adds bold flavor to this grilled chicken recipe, making it perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

Prep time: 13 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Grill time: 8 minutes
Yields: Makes 8 servings


calories 146

caloriesfromfat 31%

fat 5.1g

satfat 1.2g

monofat 1.6g

polyfat 1.3g

protein 22.5g

carbohydrate 0.8g

fiber 0.0g

cholesterol 94mg

iron 1.2mg

sodium 161mg

calcium 12mg


1/3 cup orange juice

3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

3 tablespoons lite soy sauce

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

1 tablespoon sesame oil

8 (4-oz.) skinned and boned chicken thighs

Garnishes: fresh cilantro sprigs, orange slices

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How to Make It

Combine orange juice and next 5 ingredients in a shallow dish or large zip-top freezer bag; add chicken. Cover or seal, and chill at least 1 hour, turning occasionally.

Remove chicken thighs from marinade, and discard marinade.

Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 4 minutes on each side or until done. Garnish, if desired.

Cook's Notes:

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