Grilled Mediterranean-Inspired Citrus Chicken Thighs


Citrus/herb flavored chicken thighs. Serve with couscous or orzo and freshly steamed vegetables. I like to serve this with the Orzo with Parmesan and Basil recipe on this site by DODIEPAJER.

Grilled Mediterranean-Inspired Citrus Chicken Thighs
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 servings


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 medium lemons, juiced

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs


  1. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, thyme, and pepper together in a bowl and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken thighs, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Remove chicken thighs from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

  4. Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 4 to 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

I like a very lemony flavor, if you like a milder flavor use the juice from only 1 lemon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
35g Fat
12g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 78mg 390%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 334mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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