Grilled Chicken Thighs

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Today is Monday. With the start of a new week and so much things that had to be done, the last thing I wanted to do was spend too much time cooking dinner. I also had absolutely no idea as to what I wanted to eat. So, what would my best option be? Grilling of course! I decided to grill Chicken Thighs, because Chicken breasts got too tiring already, although this recipe works for Chicken breats too. It was a very effortless Dinner that tasted better than I could have even imagined. All I did was marinate the Chicken Breasts and let them stand for about 6 hours and my hubby grilled them on the grill. Keep in mind that you can also use the oven for this recipe and make sure you let it marinate for at least 6 hours to achieve the best taste. The cool thing about this recipe is that you can marinate it way ahead of time, like the day or the night before. So it is perfect for a party or if your just having some friends over for dinner. I came up with this marinade recipe for Chicken by myself a few years ago and it always comes out delicious, so this is my go to recipe when I marinate Chicken. I made it easy for you guys and made sure to measure exactly how much of everything I used. The Grilled Chicken Thighs turned out great! Tender and juicy meat with crisped to perfection skin. I also made mashed potatoes and a salad to go along with the Chicken thighs. We really enjoyed this meal outside on the deck in the absolutely beautiful weather.  🙂

Grilled Chicken Thighs  {Serves 6-7}

Ingredients:

  • 8 Whole Chicken Thighs (With bone in, and skin on)
  • 10 Tablespoons Real Mayonnaise (I used Hellman’s Brand)
  • 3 Tablespoons Sweet Wine (I used Manischewitz, American Concord Grape Wine. But any Sweet Red Wine would work)
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning (Or any Steak/Chicken Seasoning)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Barbecue Seasoning
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Vegeta
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pepper

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*Note that not all the spices are in the picture.

Directions:

1) Wash all the chicken thighs thoroughly. Put them in a plate. Using a cutting board and knife, debone each chicken thigh. Put the chicken thighs into a large bowl. You can discard the bones.

2) Start making the marinade for the chicken. First, Put the mayonnaise on the chicken and mix the chicken, using your hands to spread the mayonnaise around evenly. Then pour in the wine. Add in all the seasonings one by one.

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3) Mix the chicken again, using your hands. This helps to spread out the mayonnaise, wine, and spices evenly on all the chicken thighs. Cover the bowl with a lid or aluminum foil. Let it stand out on the kitchen counter for 1 hour. Then put it in the fridge and let it marinate for 5 hours.

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4) Grill the chicken thighs on the Grill however you prefer. My hubby just grilled them on the top rack for about 15-20 Minutes. You can use the oven instead of Grill, But you would have to adjust the cooking time as it would take longer to cook in the oven. Also Grilling does taste better as grilling gives it a distinct smoked taste and aroma.

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