Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Makes 4 to 6 servings

Grilled Spicy Cilantro Chicken—ready in 35 minutes—gets its kick from cilantro, jalapeno peppers, and black pepper.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Process first 4 ingredients and 1/4 cup water in a blender until smooth. Add mint and next 3 ingredients, and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.

Step 2

Rub 1/2 cup cilantro mixture over chicken; cover and chill 10 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup cilantro mixture for Grilled Chicken Naan Pizza and 1/2 cup to serve with chicken.

Step 3

Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from grill, and let stand 5 minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, grill tomato halves 3 to 5 minutes or just until they begin to blister. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with desired amount of olive oil, and top with chopped fresh herbs. Grill naan 1 to 2 minutes on each side or just until puffy and soft.

Step 5

Reserve 6 chicken thighs and 4 tomato halves for Grilled Chicken Naan Pizza. Serve remaining chicken and tomatoes with grilled naan bread and reserved 1/2 cup cilantro mixture.

Step 6

LEFTOVER DINNER: Grilled Chicken Naan Pizza: Preheat oven to 450°. Thinly slice 6 Grilled Spicy Cilantro Chicken thighs. Place 2 naan breads on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; spread each with 1 Tbsp. reserved cilantro mixture; layer each with 1/2 cup sliced chicken, 4 reserved plum tomato halves, and 4 fresh mozzarella cheese slices. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with arugula. Serve with remaining cilantro mixture. Makes 4 servings.

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Ratings & Reviews

KimBarlow's Review

April 08, 2014
This recipe is awesome. I have to feed a wide variety of ages, all male...they devoured it. I rarely make the same recipe twice because I love trying new recipes. This was a go to recipe all of last summer. It also has the "wow" factor needed when entertaining guests.

JanetClark's Review

July 08, 2013

isbell's Review

May 25, 2013
We did not make the pizza but the grilled chicken was delicious. I am not a fan of chicken thighs so made with breasts instead. The cilantro mixture was delicious - even my 5 year old loved it (shocking!).

eclypse66's Review

April 11, 2013