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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What's For Dinner: Grilled Chicken Thighs with Orange And Rosemary

This was a fantastic meal.

The Mr grilled the chicken after it was marinated, and I served it with rosemary focaccia bread and roasted vegetables.

I love love love this bread!  It's an easy to make Rosemary Focaccia bread.

I added Parmesan cheese to the top - yum!

While the bread was baking, I marinated the chicken.  Oranges from the Farmer's Market and lemons and rosemary from our garden.
Roasted vegetables - don't you love summer produce?

And the final product - delicious!

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Orange and Rosemary


2 navel oranges
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt and pepper
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon
1 1/2 pounds small chicken thighs and drumsticks
1 large red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch rings
1 head green leaf lettuce, torn into pieces


Grate 1/2 teaspoon of zest from 1 orange into a large mixing bowl. Squeeze in 1/3 cup of orange juice. Stir in the lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, the garlic, rosemary, and 1/4 cup of the oil. Reserve 1/4 cup of the dressing. Add the chicken to the bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat grill to medium. Place the chicken, skin-side up, over indirect heat and cook, covered, for 35 minutes. Turn the chicken and cook, uncovered, over direct heat, until cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, brush the onion with the remaining oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill until tender, 8 minutes.

Peel the remaining orange and slice into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Combine them with the onion, lettuce, and reserved dressing in a bowl. Transfer to individual plates. Serve with the chicken.

This was really tasty - we'll be having it again.  What are you having for dinner tonight?

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1 comment:

  1. Your dinners are way more exciting than my same-old-same-old meals! We had fried chicken breasts, baked potatoes with butter, steamed baby carrots and sugar snap peas (straight from the garden), Romaine salad with craisins, walnuts and oil/chive blossom vinegar/sugar dressing. I'm really stuck in a dinner rut lately.