Classy chicken thighs

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

5 hrs 16 min

Makes

4 servings

Classy chicken thighs

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Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Place thighs, skin-side down, on a cutting board. Cut meat away from bone. Remove and discard skin, then flatten chicken slightly with your hand. Trim off any fat.
  • Squeeze 1/2 cup (125 mL) juice from lemons. Stir with orange juice, oil, basil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Place thighs in a glass dish. Add marinade and cover dish. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. Turn once during marinating.
  • Preheat barbecue and lightly oil grill. Drain marinade and reserve. Grill thighs until golden, from 8 to 10 minutes per side. Brush often with marinade, except for last 5 minutes of grilling. Serve with a rice pilaf and a Greek salad.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 187,
  • Protein
  • 27 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,

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