The boneless Grilled Chicken Thighs are juicy, tasty, and very easy to make. Marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, and spices and cooked on the hot grill, they are a perfect quick dinner idea for lazy summer days or busy weeknights!
Why This Recipe Works
After the big success with shrimp and sausage skewers, chicken thighs are next on the grill! I used the most affordable chicken piece, the boneless skinless thigh. It has more flavor than chicken breast and stays juicy after cooking. I marinated it in oil, lemon juice, and seasoning and cooked it on a hot grill. Quick, easy, and delicious!
You can double, triple, or quadruple this recipe to feed a crowd or to have for lunch throughout the week. This chicken is delicious with a simple salad, in a sandwich, or a wrap.
- chicken: boneless skinless chicken thighs
- marinade: olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning (Italian, paprika, onion powder, minced garlic).
How to grill chicken thighs?
- Start by trimming excess fat off chicken thighs.
- Mix oil, lemon juice, and seasoning.
- Brush on each chicken piece, both sides. Let the chicken sit in the marinade for 20 minutes (or 30 minutes, if you just pulled it out of the fridge).
- Preheat the grill until hot.
- Cook chicken for 5 to 6 minutes, per side. Check the chicken with a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove from grill and let stand for a few minutes before serving.
Storing and reheating:
Any leftovers of grilled chicken thighs should be stored in a container with a lid, in the fridge for up to 4 days.
To reheat, place the chicken in a dish and heat it up in the oven set to 350 degrees F or in a microwave.
What to serve with grilled chicken thighs?
I usually make this dish in the summer and serve it with:
If you want to be a little fancier, go for:
I always check the meat with a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit, in the thickest part of the chicken. If you are looking for a good meat thermometer, I recommend the Thermapen from Thermoworks. It's absolutely fantastic!
No problem! Use a grill pan or a griddle. I have one from Lodge and it fits over two gas burners. It's easy to clean and works great! Preheat it over medium-high heat and cook the chicken as directed in the recipe.
Bone-in chicken thighs will require longer cooking time. Depending on their size, it can be up to 15 minutes. Always check the internal temperature of each piece before taking off the grill.
More chicken recipes:
If you like this recipe and make it, snap a photo and share it on INSTAGRAM! Tag me @crunchycreamysweet so I can check it out and leave a comment!
Grilled Chicken Thighs
- 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Trim excess fat off chicken thighs.4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- In a medium bowl, mix oil, lemon juice, and seasoning. Add chicken to bowl and toss to coat. Cover the bowl with saran wrap.2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, ½ teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, ¼ teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Let the chicken sit in the marinade for 20 minutes (or 30 minutes, if you just pulled it out of the fridge).
- Meanwhile, preheat the grill until hot.
- Using kitchen tongs, place chicken thighs on the grill. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, per side. Check the chicken with a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should be at least 165° Fahrenheit.
- Remove from grill and let stand for a few minutes before serving, so the juices can redistribute in the meat. If you cut it right away, they will escape.
- No grill? Use a grill pan or griddle. Heat it up over medium-high heat and cook chicken as directed above.
- Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.