Grapefruit Marinated Chicken Thighs
Easy to make in bulk for a crowd or to adapt for a weeknight dinner, this grapefruit marinated chicken with hints of mustard and thyme is sure to be a hit.
- 8 chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
- 2 Texas grapefruits
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- 3 tbs whole grain mustard
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp cayenne or crushed red pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Zest and juice one grapefruit. You should end up with about 1/2 cup of juice and a couple tablespoons of zest. Remove the leaves from 2 sprigs of thyme, leave the rest whole.
- Add the grapefruit juice, zest, thyme leaves, mustard, garlic, cayenne, and olive oil to a mixing bowl. Add a pinch of salt if you're feeling it. Whisk to combine.
- Lay the chicken out in a wide dish with tall sides, like a 9 x 13 baking dish. Drop in the remaining thyme sprigs. Pour the marinade over the chicken and massage the thighs to coat with the mix.
- Let marinate. Either cover and refrigerate for 4 to 8 hours, or cover and let rest on the counter for 1 hour.
- Preheat grill to medium high, about 350 F to 400 F.
- Remove chicken from the marinate and brush off any excess herbs or oil. We don't want those dripping onto the coals and causing a flair up. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper, if desired.
- Cut the remaining grapefruit in half, then thinly slice one half of it. We're looking for 8 thin pieces to put on top of the chicken while cooking.
- Place the chicken skin-side down on the grill. Put the larger grapefruit half on the grill as well. Cover and grill the chicken for about 7 to 8 minutes.
- Flip the chicken and lay on the thin grapefruit slices. Cover and grill for another 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Serve warm with your favorite sides.