Thursday, May 21, 2009
Grill season is back
Orange-Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs
Southern Living 1996 Annual Recipes Copyright 2006
1/3 cup orange juice
3 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. lite soy sauce
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
8 (4-ounce) skinned and boned chicken thighs
1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow dish or large zip-top freezer bag; add chicken. Cover or seal, and chill at least 1 hour, turning chicken occasionally. I left them in the marinade overnight.
2. Remove chicken thighs from marinade, and discard marinade.
3. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high (350 to 400 degrees) 4 minutes on each side or until done.
Makes 8 servings. 148 cal, 5.1 g fat, 22.5 g protein, .8 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 94 mg chol, 161 mg sodium
I don't tend to grill outside during cold weather. Why stand there shivering when I have my handy Cuisinart Griddler inside? While I love the Griddler, it doesn't give you that flame-grilled taste that I love. I was happy to be cooking on the gas grill once again.
This was the first time I grilled chicken thighs and although they don't look as pretty as chicken breasts, they certainly are more flavorful than breasts. I'm not going to give up the breasts but I will be working in thighs more often. This was a nice light marinade that was light on oil and had no sugar outside of what is in the orange juice. It has less sodium than other marinades. It still managed to have plenty enough flavor.
These thighs were boneless. I'm always confused when I see 'boned' which should mean 'having the bones removed' but I think it can sometimes mean 'having bones'. I prefer the terms boneless and bone-in for clarity - boned always stumps me. I can usually distinguish by cooking time - I think bone-in thighs would take longer than 4 minutes per side (I think the boneless thighs took longer than 4 minutes per side.)
P.S. Yesterday I noticed the font on some of my old posts had gone all wonky (very small). I'm not sure how long it's been this way but I tried to fix it and I think I did. If you see anything weird, let me know.
Question of the Day: Do you think the word boned means boneless or bone-in?