Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs and 1/4 cup tomato mixture)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 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.

Step 6

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 ($50). —Karen MacNeil

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

September 05, 2013
Very flavorful and easy to prepare. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

Dough21's Review

February 17, 2013

charoulli's Review

August 23, 2012
Made this for dinner and it came out delicious! It was easy to prepare and I didn't have to make a salad with this. I served with just baked potatoes. I roasted the tomatoes while the chicken marinated (as it is suggested) and saved me some time there. I will be making this again!

Slois14's Review

July 02, 2012
This dish was very fresh and simple. We served it with roasted potatoes, and the whole family liked it..even the kids (7&3 yrs)

mansaclaire's Review

May 22, 2012
Just made this and loved it! really, really and very simple to make, will definately make this again :)

gtg599y's Review

May 02, 2012
This was a perfect weeknight dinner - start to finish it took 30 minutes. I made the chicken exactly as the recipe states but used boneless skinless breasts. For the tomatoes, I skipped the lemon & capers and added rosemary. This will definitely be added to our weeknight rotation.

CindyHancock's Review

April 28, 2012
Always a go to, an easy recipe for grilling. I cook the tomatoes in a foul pouch on the grill with the chicken and serve it with cous cous. This is a great recipe for a busy weeknight or for company.

jmeleeS's Review

January 03, 2012
Easy meal to prepare any time of the year! I just tried this recipe this weekend after cooking for the holidays, and I loved the simplicity of making this dinner. Since it's cold out, I broiled in lieu of grill (which took about 25 minutes total) for the chicken, and I popped the tomatoes in the oven with the broiler on for about 15 minutes. The tomatoes were perfect with a little garlic in the mix as a topper for the chicken. I served with steamed broccoli and the whole meal was incredibly satisfying. The only change I would make is to omit the capers and the lemon zest / juice from the tomatoes themselves - I thought the chicken had enough lemon for the whole dish in the marinade. Definitely makes the rotation for weeknight meals - can't wait to try in the spring / summer when we can grill! Enjoy!

KathleenPE's Review

August 05, 2011
My family loves this meal. It's tasty and quite easy for a weeknight. Both my kids (ages 7 and 9) really liked the chicken which means it's a keeper. The roasted tomatoes are a little different from the sides I usually make and really complement the chicken. This meal was also very easy to double when I had a large group over for dinner. I usually make some pasta with prepared pesto on the side too.

thendricks's Review

May 01, 2011
Not all that flavorful. I would not make this again.