Citrus-Marinated Chicken Thighs

Citrus-marinated Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


An aggressively seasoned marinade delivers big flavor. From Bon Appetit, August 2013.


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15 Min
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1 bunch
scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 bunch
cilantro, leaves and tender stems only
garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp
finely grated lime zest
1 tsp
finely grated orange zest
1/4 c
fresh lime juice
1/4 c
fresh orange juice
1/4 c
reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 Tbsp
kosher salt
2 lb
skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs

How to Make Citrus-Marinated Chicken Thighs


  • 1Set 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 purée forms. Set aside 1/4 cup marinade; place remaining marinade in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, seal bag, and turn to coat. Chill at least 20 minutes.
  • 2Preheat broiler. Remove chicken from marinade and place, skin side down, on a foil-lined broilerproof 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 thigh registers 165°F, 12-15 minutes longer. Serve chicken with reserved marinade and scallions.
  • 3DO AHEAD:
    Chicken can be marinated 2 hours ahead. Keep chilled.

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About Citrus-Marinated Chicken Thighs

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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