Chicken Thighs with Thyme and Lemon Recipe

For a healthier alternative to traditional fried chicken, try this simple grilled dish.


  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 16 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray


Place first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag. Chill 2 hours, turning occasionally.

Prepare grill or broiler.

Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.