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June: Farmer’s Market Challenge – Grilled Hot Lime Chicken Thighs

This month is our Farmer's Market challenge. Pretty much, as long as it can be bought at a farmer's market somewhere in the USA at some point during the year, we can use it! LOVE open ended challenges like that. Well, my husband and I have picked up chicken before at a farmer's market, and limes could theoretically be sold at one, right? So, this is what I came up with. I figured chicken can get pretty boring, which meant I was on a mission to zest up some chicken thighs. However, being the novice cook that I am, I made a few booboos along the way. Pretty much, if you're going to grill chicken, take the skin off. I did however manage to salvage the meal by throwing the chicken thighs into the oven for 15 minutes at 425°F to make sure the inside was cooked. (By leaving the skin on, we ended up with a perfectly crispy outside, but an undercooked inside.) Not a big deal. We like our chicken a little charred on the outside, especially when cooked over a charcoal grill, and the final result was absolutely delicious. Definitely a recipe I would make again with the added knowledge on how to properly grill chicken. Without further ado, here's my recipe for Grilled Hot Lime Chicken. NOM
Ingredients:

  • 6 to 8 - Bone in Chicken Thighs
  • 3 - Limes
  • 1 Cup - Frank's Original Red Hot
  • 1/4 Cup - Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves - Crushed & Minced Garlic

Process:

  1. Squeeze the juice out of two limes. This should be close to about 1/4 of a cup worth of lime juice.
  2. Combine lime juice, Frank's, Olive Oil, and Garlic.
  3. Seal in a large ziplock bag with the chicken thighs and allow to marinate in the fridge for 2-4 hours.
  4. Grill until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  5. If you choose to leave the skin on, and cannot get the inside of the chicken to cook thoroughly without burning the outside, stick breasts in the oven on a cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes at 425°F.
  6. Garnish with lime slices.


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