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Grilled Chicken Thighs with Sassy Salsa

  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Serves 4
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Sassy Salsa

Ingredients

FOR THE SALSA

4 Backyard Farms tomatoes on the vine, diced

Juice and zest of two large limes

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons honey

1 clove garlic minced

2 tablespoons fresh or dried thyme

1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or cilantro

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 teaspoon (or more to taste) sriracha sauce or hot red pepper sauce

After dicing the tomatoes, place them in a colander and set aside.

In a large bowl combine all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Add the drained tomatoes, coat them well and set aside. Or refrigerate overnight if making ahead.

FOR THE CHICKEN THIGH MARINADE

Juice and zest of two limes

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup diced scallions

4 tablespoons spicy mustard

Salt to taste

Grinding black pepper

8 boneless chicken thighs, about 1-1/2 pounds

Place all the marinade ingredients in a rectangular dish and mix well. Add the thighs to the marinade and coat them well. Refrigerate them for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Preparation

This tasty dish cooks in minutes but requires a bit of planning ahead.  I like to make the salsa a day or two ahead of time to really mingle the flavors.  Once you get the timing right, I think you'll agree that grilled chicken thighs with sassy tomato salsa made with Backyard Farms tomatoes on the vine is a go to recipe for any time of the year!

-- Mary Ann Esposito

When ready to cook, get the grill hot (400F); cook the chicken for 3 minutes on both sides and continute turning until an internal temperature of 165F is reached -- no more than 10 minutes.

Serve the chicken accompanied with the tomato salsa on the side.