Ahh! I love grilling outside and especially when the weather is just right….however, in Illinois….we get it all around here so when we get a nice evening to grill out…we take it! We love chicken thighs, but you can use this on pork, chicken, or use this as a steak marinade….etc. I have only used this on chicken…so please, if you use it on anything else…I would love the FEEDBACK! Hope you enjoy….
Makes: 4-6 servings
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup Olive Oil (EVOO-works best)
5 tsp chili powder
1 Tbsp lime juice
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cloves
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
1/2 tsp black pepper
6 garlic cloves, minced
6 boneless chicken thighs (you can also use bone-in) about 2 pounds
In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients (you can adjust spiciness as you desire)…..
Set aside 1/2 of the marinade (I only reserved 1/3 cup) for basting….(cover and place reserved amount in the fridge)…..
Add chicken thighs to the remaining marinade in the bowl….stir the chicken making sure all pieces are covered well. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours…..
After the chicken has marinated, remove chicken from the marinade and discard the remaining marinade from the bowl. Grill chicken thighs, uncovered, over medium-low heat, for 20-40 minutes (until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees)…..turn and baste frequently with the reserved marinade that was set aside….and watch closely as chicken tends to burn easily…..
We served this entrée with homemade macaroni salad and sweet corn! Mmm!