Grilled Citrus Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are juicier than breasts due to their slightly higher fat content. Don't fret over the added fat in the poultry; simply pair the thighs with couscous or brown rice and a steamed vegetable for a healthy balance.


4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes
Other: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 284
Caloriesfromfat 40 %
Fat 12.9 g
Satfat 3.6 g
Protein 31.2 g
Carbohydrate 9.2 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Cholesterol 112 mg
Iron 1.8 mg
Sodium 395 mg
Calcium 27 mg


1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
2 tablespoons water
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 (3-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken thighs
Cooking spray


1. Combine first 6 ingredients; set aside 1 tablespoon marinade. Place remaining marinade and chicken in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and gently shake bag to coat chicken. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

2. Prepare grill.

3. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Cover and grill 6 minutes on each side or until done. Brush chicken with reserved 1 tablespoon marinade.

Jennifer Cofield,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

September 2006
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