Grilled, crispy-skinned chicken thighs paired with a vibrant corn and tomato salad—this is the epitome of summer flavor. When it’s at peak ripeness, raw corn is absolutely bursting with sweet, juiciness, making it a perfect match for acidic tomatoes, a bright lemon vinaigrette, and herbaceous fresh basil. So, be sure to use ripe, plump summer corn for this recipe. 


Credit: Robin Bashinsky

Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken thigh, 1 1/2 cups salad)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken, skin side down, to pan; grill until skin is crispy and browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn and grill until a thermometer registers 165°F, 6 to 7 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together remaining 11/2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, shallot, juice, mustard, and honey in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in oil, whisking constantly. Add corn, tomatoes, spinach, scallions, and basil. Toss to coat. Serve  salad with chicken.