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Looking for an easy grilled chicken thighs recipe? The idea was to take on a Rachel Ray recipe for grilled chicken thighs.
Chicken thighs marinated in olive oil, garlic and rosemary; drizzled with balsamic vinegar and grilled wrapped in prosciutto.
Last night’s dinner had to be quick and easy. So I imagined it to be. It sounded aromatic, quick to prepare and delicious! In other words, everything about this easy grilled chicken thighs recipe was perfect when you need dinner on the table in the shortest time possible.
Sounds like a “thirty-minute meal” to me.
Unfortunately, I did not count on one of the ceiling fixtures in the kitchen blowing an electrical ballast and leaving me to cook in the dark.
At this point, the Rachel’s original recipe evolved into a new version.
My aim was for moist grilled chicken thighs! The recipe had already been changed to make it more streamlined.
Place the chicken pieces in the marinade container, coat on one side with olive oil mixture then with a coating of balsamic vinegar. Turn the chicken over and spray the other side with vinegar. Done!
This is where the recipe went off on a tangent. I was now completely in the dark as the light fixture was not yet repaired.
The chicken marinated in the olive oil mixture for close to 45 minutes before I could move on to the prosciutto wrapping and cooking process.
I am all for intense flavors and the lengthy marinade imparted a wonderful flavor to the chicken. This could not hurt the recipe in any way.
I love my Lodge® cast iron stove top reversible grill but, last night, it just seemed like a lot of work to prep the double burner griddle.
Instead, the chicken was cooked a few pieces at a time in a smaller square cast iron grill pan generally reserved for steaks.
I cooked the chicken just long enough to take on grill marks and cook partially through on both sides before I transferred them to a roasting dish.
The result? The best grilled chicken thighs ever – incredibly juicy grilled boneless chicken thighs wrapped in a paper thin crispy coating of ham.
What more can anyone expect from a simple recipe? Thank you Rachel Ray for a quick and easy grilled chicken thighs recipe!
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