Grilled Chicken Thighs

A Staple that will become a Fast Favorite

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Serves

    6 to 8

Appears in

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

Well Fed

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2011

  • About
Prep 05 Min.
Cook 10 Min.

Fresh off the grill, this chicken is crisp and garlicky with a satisfying char. Dressed up with seasonings, sauces, and vegetables, the leftovers are so versatile, they’re easily transformed from “basic ingredient” to a meal worthy of licking your plate clean.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • coarse (granulated) garlic powder
  • paprika

Method

Directions

Preheat a gas grill with all burners on high and the lid closed, about 10 minutes.

Place the chicken on a large platter or baking sheet in a single layer, smooth side facing up. Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then add just enough paprika for a little kick. Flip the chicken and season the other side.

Place the chicken smooth side down on the heated grill and close the lid. Cook 4-5 minutes, then flip and cook an additional 4 minutes with the lid closed. The chicken is cooked when the juices run clear, and it has turned toasty brown on both sides.