Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken Thighs

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254 CALORIES 5g CARBS 9g FAT 35g PROTEIN
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Yogurt is one of my favorite things to use for chicken marinade.  I find the chicken comes out deliciously tender and moist anytime I use yogurt as the marinade.  Usually I opt for Greek yogurt (since it is what I have at home most often) but plain yogurt would work as well.   To that I add garlic, spices or herbs, and citrus - usually lemon.  From there the chicken marinates over night and then it ready for the grill.  For some simple variations on this recipe consider using rosemary, oregano, dill, lot of black pepper, or marjoram. 

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Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken Thighs

Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken Thighs

PREP TIME: 4 Hours, 10 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 25 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 U lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 U Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1.33 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs

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Instructions

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1

Combine the yogurt, olive oil, garlic, oregano, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a bowl or Ziploc bag. Add the chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge. Overnight is even better.

2

When ready to grill, heat grill to medium high heat. Cook thighs directly on grill (letting excess marinade drip off) for 5 minutes per side.

3

Oven Option: When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Add the chicken to the baking dish. Discard leftover marinade. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 6 oz.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254
Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
5%
Saturated Fat 2g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 131mg
0%
Sodium 258mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 3g
Protein 35g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
2 Comments
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Wandersheep
July 28, 2018 - 23:30
How do I figure smart points with the new flex Program?
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Kathleen
June 25, 2018 - 19:37
Can I make this with chicken breasts? How does it come out?
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