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Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

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20 Min

It's time to pinch pennies, so picking up a pack or two of chicken thighs will help you do that. But just because chicken thighs are a bargain doesn't mean they have to taste like a budget meal. Our recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Thighs proves it!

What You'll Need:
  • 8 large chicken thighs, skinned if desired (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 5 scallions (green onions), chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
What To Do:
  1. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic storage bag. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well and add to chicken. Seal bag and marinate in refrigerator for about 8 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat. Drain chicken, reserving marinade.
  3. With grill lid open, cook chicken over medium heat for 10 minutes per side, or until cooked through and no pink remains, basting often with the marinade, but only up until the last five minutes of cooking (see Notes).


  • For safety when using marinades, never consume a marinade that has come in contact with raw poultry, meat, or seafood, nor let it come in contact with cooked food unless the marinade has been brought to a boil and boiled for at least 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

  • This becomes a real eye-popper garnished with sliced scallions and lime wedges.

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If I do these in the oven what temperature should be used? Thanks.

Hello! When making these in the oven, bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until juices run clear.

didn't care for it

I'll be coating these in panko crumbs and oven frying them. Too cold to grill outside!

Unfortunately, chicken thighs are not really inexpensive any more. But this sounds good!

For a Christmas present I received a pressure cooker. What would I have to change to cook it in the pressure cooker. Also many people now have pressure cooker so how about some good recipes for us.

I tried cooking mine in a George Foreman Grill and use boned chicked thighs and just saved extra marinate for recoating after cooking. DELICIOUS

I don't have a grill. How long and what temp if I want to do this in the oven? Thanks.

Your recipe for GRILLED MARINATED C. THIGHS (#5 on recipe list) says to boil marinade ONE MINUTE. How does this comport with NOTES for this recipe's instructions re THREE MINUTES boil time?

wjtewks please read instructions again. does not say to boil marinade.

Actually it does say to boil the marinade when talking about making sure used marinade doesn't come in contact with cooked food (at the end of the recipe). And I would say that 3 minutes would be safer than 1 minute of boiling.


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