Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Madeline
  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


These Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs are perfect for summer meal prep. The light and flavorful marinade keep the thighs juicy and tender.



  • 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Add lemon juice, dijon mustard and olive oil to a bowl with seasonings and mix thoroughly
  2. Add chicken thighs to the bowl and coat with the marinade
  3. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill and marinate for at least 4 hours
  4. When you are ready to grill, preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high
  5. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and allow excess marinade to drip off to avoid flames in the grill
  6. Add the chicken thighs to hot grill or grill pan
  7. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side on grill, 6 minutes each side on grill pan – you may need shorter or longer depending on the heat of your grill or stove – the best way to ensure your chicken is cooked through but still moist is to use a meat thermometer and check for an internal temperature of 165F
  8. Allow the chicken thighs to cool slightly and then slice and enjoy!

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