Sarah Remmer: The Non-Diet Dietitian


Easy Prep: Grilled Thai Chicken Thighs

These chicken thighs are full of flavour

Easy Thai Chicken Thighs |

We go through a lot of chicken in our house. It seems to be a favourite for everyone, and it appeals to me because it's so versatile and nutritious. Although I love cooking with chicken breasts, I think that I prefer thighs — they have a bit more flavour and are more moist. Because they do have more fat than breasts though, chicken thigh dishes tend to be more rich. That's why I decided to try grilling chicken thighs for this recipe — some of the fat is removed during grilling, but the end product is still really tasty and tender. And if you double the recipe, you'll have the BEST leftovers for the entire week to add to pizza, salads, pasta, sandwiches, stir-fries and more. Enjoy! 

Serves 4-6 (depending how many kids and adults are eating)


12-14 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1⁄2 cup chopped fresh herbs such as basil and/or cilantro (optional) 
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1⁄2tablespoons  soy sauce
1 1⁄2tablespoons  fish sauce
1 1⁄2tablespoons  sesame oil 
1 1⁄2tablespoons  brown sugar
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds (to sprinkle on top at the end)

Whisk all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl (except the chicken)

Add the chicken and coat each thigh well. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour. 

Grill chicken on the BBQ,  until golden brown and cooked through (basting with the marinade two to three times throughout the grilling process).

Serve with salad and quinoa or pasta for a balanced meal, and add to sandwiches, salads, pizza or stir-fries for leftovers throughout the week! 

Inspired by: Food. com's Thai Grilled Chicken Thighs 

Easy Thai Chicken Thighs |

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