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Lana in FL

Herbed Grilled Chicken Thighs

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Posted to Thread #27827 at 6:13 pm on Jul 23, 2015

We made this chicken recipe for guests, though I only marinated it for several hours, instead of the 24-48 suggested in the recipe. It was outstanding!

Our guests went straight off to buy a little grill after eating with us, and told me that the chicken was even better when marinated to the full 48 hours. I'm trying it again this weekend.

Herb grilled chicken thighs
5 big cloves of garlic
cup fresh, whole sage leaves
cup fresh rosemary leaves
1/8 cup fresh oregano leaves
1/8 cup fresh thyme leaves
cup olive oil
1 cup of cider vinegar
1 egg
1 tablespoons kosher salt
10- 15 grinds of black pepper
8 to 10 chicken thighs

Mince garlic very finely, or mash to a paste with the tines of a fork, or grate on a microplane. You want it to be reduced to very small bits.
Strip any stems from all of the herbs, and chop them well - they should equal about a half cup total when they are all chopped.
Using a non-reactive container [stainless steel or glass], whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, egg, salt and pepper. The egg is to keep the mixture emulsified, and though it is often left out of the original recipe. I think it works better with it.
Whisk in the chopped herbs and garlic.
Trim the excess skin and fat from the chicken thighs - not all of it, just anything that might hang down on the grill and get burned anyway.
Wash thighs, and pat dry with paper towels.
You can just put the chicken in the bowl with the marinade, but I like to put it all in a large ziplock bag. Make sure all of the air is pushed out and it is well sealed. For extra insurance I lay the bag flat on a large plate or in some other flat vessel. A couple times a day, I just flip the bag over and kind of mush everything around a little to make sure all the thighs are getting marinated.
After 24 - 48 hours, take the chicken out of the fridge. Arrange the thighs in a large saute pan or dutch oven - it is best if they can all lay flat, but if you don't have a big enough pan for that, get it as close as you can.
Pour over the marinating liquid, and set the burner at medium. Watch carefully, and when it starts to boil, turn it down to barely simmering. After 10 minutes, turn each piece carefully, and cook another 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Get your grill heated up, and be sure to oil the grates.
Once the grill is well heated, place the chicken, skin side down, on the grates. Keep the heat at about medium. You may have some flare up because the oil is going to drip down some, but a spray bottle of water kept handy will take care of those.

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