Mediterranean Grilled Tumeric Chicken Recipe
This easy grilled chicken recipe involves marinating boneless skinless chicken thighs in a simple marinade with turmeric that creates a bright beautiful color and wonderful taste!
Chicken thighs are one of my favorite cuts of chicken because they’re super flavorful and hard to dry out. I always used to swear by the skin on, bone in version. Well, my love has shifted to the boneless skinless chicken thighs for a few reasons. Number one, I don’t have to peel the skin off and eat around the bone. Number two, the skinless boneless thighs soak up a lot of marinade and are hard to dry out because it’s mostly dark meat. Chicken thighs with the skin are very forgiving because of how much fat there is, but when you marinate the boneless skinless thighs, you pretty much ensure they aren’t going to dry out on the grill. This recipe calls for a minimum of 30 minutes marinating but marinating them all night will make for a really moist end product.
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes
INGREDIENTS For Mediterranean Grilled Tumeric Chicken Recipe:
⭐8 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 3 lbs)
⭐2 lemons, juiced
⭐1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
⭐2 tsp ground turmeric
⭐1/4 tsp ground ginger
⭐1/4 tsp cumin
⭐1/4 tsp smoked paprika
⭐4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
⭐1/2 tbsp dried oregano
⭐1/2 tbsp dried dill
⭐1/2 tsp salt
⭐1/2 tsp black pepper
INSTRUCTIONS For Mediterranean Grilled Tumeric Chicken Recipe:
⭐Combine chicken and rest of ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with hands well.
⭐Cover and let marinate for at least 30 minutes but up to overnight.
⭐Heat grill to medium-high heat.
⭐Once the grill is hot, grill thighs for 5-7 minutes per side. To check if the chicken is done, either use a thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh to read 165 F, or cut one thigh in the thickest part and make sure there isn’t any pink.
Saturated Fat: 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7g
Trans Fat: 1g
Vitamin A: 95IU
Vitamin C: 15mg