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Grilled Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-Mint Salad

Posted by on August 12, 2014


Grilled Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-Mint Salad
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.


2 cups diced seeded English cucumber (about 1 large)
6 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
¾ teaspoon salt, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 large boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1/4 pounds), trimmed

1. Preheat grill to medium-high. (No grill? See Broiler Variation.)
2. Combine cucumber, mint, onion, 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
3. Mash garlic and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl until it becomes a paste. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, coriander and cumin. Rub the mixture on both sides of each chicken thigh.
4. Grill the chicken thighs until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve the chicken with the cucumber salad.

• Active: 35 Minutes

Source: (4 servings | 4 servings, 1 chicken thigh & 1/2 cup salad each )

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