Very flavorful and easy to prepare. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Roasted Grape Tomatoes
Although the tomato mixture and tangy lemon marinade complement the full-flavored chicken thighs, you can use this same preparation with tuna steaks. Roast the tomatoes while the chicken marinates. Garnish with fresh parsley.
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- Calories: 194
- Calories from fat: 36%
- Fat: 7.8g
- Saturated fat: 1.7g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
- Protein: 25.9g
- Carbohydrate: 4.5g
- Fiber: 1.1g
- Cholesterol: 106mg
- Iron: 1.9mg
- Sodium: 329mg
- Calcium: 23mg
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Cooking spray
- 2 cups grape tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon capers
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1. Prepare grill.
- 2. To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes, turning the bag occasionally.
- 3. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done.
- 4. Preheat oven to 425°.
- 5. To prepare tomatoes, combine tomatoes and 2 teaspoons oil in an 8-inch square baking dish; toss gently. Bake at 425° for 18 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Combine tomato mixture, parsley, and remaining ingredients, stirring gently. Serve with chicken.
- Wine note: Chicken on its own is a flexible partner for wine, but the capers, lemon, and parsley in this dish call for a varietal that can handle the briny, tart, and herbal qualities of these ingredients: sauvignon blanc. Try Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2006 from Sonoma County, California ($14.50). —Karen MacNeil
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