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Grilled Chicken Thighs with Chile Herb Sauce - chicken thighs marinated in a blend of garlic, spices and lime juice. Grilled and then topped with a creamy herb and jalapeno sauce. 
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Chile Herb Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Chile Herb Sauce - chicken thighs marinated in a blend of garlic, spices and lime juice. Grilled and then topped with a creamy herb and jalapeno sauce. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled chicken thighs
Servings: 4
Calories: 499 kcal
Author: Erin
Ingredients
Chicken Marinade
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 Tbls fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbls garlic minced
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 6-8 chicken thighs
Chile Herb Sauce
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 2 Tbls half and half, milk, or cream
  • 1 Tbls jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 Tbls fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a plastic zip top bag combine olive oil, lime juice, garlic, paprika, sugar, cumin, salt and pepper until blended. 

  2. Add chicken thighs to the bag, and massage until everything is well coated. Let sit for 20-30 minutes.

  3. Preheat grill to medium high heat

  4. Remove chicken from marinade and grill for 5-6 minutes per side.

  5. Meanwhile make the sauce by added all of the ingredients to a mini food processor or blender. Process until finely chopped. 

  6. Serve cooked chicken topped with sauce.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Adapted from Cooking Light

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Chile Herb Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 437mg18%
Potassium 507mg14%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 2160IU43%
Vitamin C 24.6mg30%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.