Grilled Citrus Chicken Thighs

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.

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)


  • 1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 none garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 none (3-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • none 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 284none
  • Calories from fat: 40%
  • Fat: 12.9g
  • Saturated fat: 3.6g
  • Protein: 31.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.2g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 112mg
  • Iron: 1.8mg
  • Sodium: 395mg
  • Calcium: 27mg

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