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Special Grill-It-Tonight Chicken Dinner

By Wendy Ruopp, May 29, 2014 - 1:38pm

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Special Grill-It-Tonight Chicken Dinner

When it comes to grilled food, I sometimes get a little tired of the endless parade of hamburgers and hot dogs. I’m not tired of grilling, mind you—I’m just ready to have something different. Thankfully, I’ve found a great meal to shake up my grilling routine.

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This recipe for Grilled Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-Mint Salad is just what I’m looking for. (Don’t have a grill? See the Broiler Variation at the end of the recipe.) Chicken thighs are just about my favorite part of the bird—the dark meat is juicy and flavorful and a boneless thigh cooks in 10 minutes or less on the grill. Coating the thighs with an easy rub of coriander and cumin—spices I have in my spice rack but don’t often get a chance to use—and mashed garlic really elevates the flavor profile to a whole new mouthwatering level. A quick cucumber and mint salad makes a refreshing side.

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Grilled Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-Mint Salad
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Makes: 4 servings, 1 chicken thigh & 1/2 cup salad each
Active time: 35 minutes | Total: 35 minutes

The cumin-and-coriander rub in this grilled chicken thigh recipe pairs deliciously with a minty cucumber salad. Chicken thighs can vary widely in size. Ask your butcher to hand-select 4 large thighs for this recipe. If you can only find small chicken thighs, cook 2 per person and reduce the grill time slightly.

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Wendy Ruopp
Wendy Ruopp has been the managing editor of EatingWell for most of her adult life. Although she writes about food for the Weeknights column of EatingWell Magazine, her husband does the cooking at home.

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