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Grilled Chicken Thighs with Peach-Lime Salsa

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch
Hands-on time 45 mins
Total time 1 hr, 45 mins
Yield

Serves 6 (serving size: 1 thigh and about 1/3 cup salsa)

We love the combination of sweet peaches and fiery peppers; seed the jalapeño if you prefer a dish with hints of pepper flavor, minus the burn.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 (5-ounce) skinless bone-in chicken thighs, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 ripe peaches (about 1/2 pound), peeled and chopped
  • 1 red or green jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 lime wedges (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 194
  • fat 10.4 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 5.2 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 20 g
  • carbohydrate 5 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 110 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 367 mg
  • calcium 17 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place first 3 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken; toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

  2. To prepare salsa, combine onion and next 6 ingredients (through jalapeño); stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Let stand 1 hour.

  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  4. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Let chicken stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with salsa and lime wedges, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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