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Grilled Chicken Thighs with Peach-Lime 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.

Cooking Light JUNE 2014

  • Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1 thigh and about 1/3 cup salsa)
  • Hands-on:45 Minutes
  • Total:1 Hour, 45 Minutes

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)

Preparation

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.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 194
  • Fat: 10.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrate: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 110mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 367mg
  • Calcium: 17mg
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