These recipes to cook chicken thighs on the grill will create juicy, flavorful dishes you’ll want to make again and again. Try one today!
Since I last wrote about rising grocery costs, things have only gotten more expensive. We see it in small ways. For instance, our favored pasta sauce costs $0.25 more or the bread my daughter favors is about $0.20 more. And we see it in bigger ways too like grocery eggs being a couple of dollars more per dozen. Meat costs have also doubled in some cases.
Fortunately, it’s summer in Maine. Farmers’ markets have piles of fresh veggies and herbs at lower costs too. The prices there aren’t rising the same way the grocery store costs are. Ripening green beans, peas, beets and tomatoes abound in our kitchen garden at the local community garden. This, together, means we’re still eating well without increasing our food budget.
We’re also expanding the proteins we eat regularly. Inexpensive homemade falafel works great for lunches. Using smaller portions of our favorite fish in salads yields a satisfying meal without extra costs. And chicken thighs have been the surprise hit of the summer.
Specifically, grilled bourbon chicken thighs have become a favorite for tucking into wraps, topping salads and packing with rice and other grains.
Chicken thighs often cost less per pound — this can range from $0.50 less for the lowest quality chicken at the grocery store to several dollars less per pound from my local farmer. Every bit helps.
But more than that, they are also juicier and often more flavorful than chicken breasts. And that’s what makes them so good.
If you aren’t cooking with chicken thighs often, maybe it’s time to try them again. And this post is here to help! I’ve rounded up a collection of unique, delicious and easy recipes for chicken thighs on the grill from excellent blogs around the web. Some use bone-in chicken thighs, others use boneless skinless ones. But they are all sure to make a delightful, delicious and more wallet-friendly dinner.
Recipes to Cook Chicken Thighs on the Grill
Flavored with a bold marinade, grilled bourbon chicken thighs are juicy, rich and delightful. Serve on salad, in a wrap or over rice.
Grilled Chicken al Pastor Tacos
These grilled chicken al pastor tacos pop with flavor with the pineapple marinade and chunks in the tacos. The boneless and skinless thighs are easy to grill and will make for a great addition to your Taco Tuesday rotation.
Tandoori Chicken On Charcoal Grill
This tandoori chicken thighs recipe is a fantastic blend of Indian spices and the charcoal grill. It is a no-fuss meal as it is made with boneless and skinless thighs. This will make for a new favorite on the dinner menu rotation
Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Creamy Green Harissa Sauce
These are deeply spiced and marinated boneless chicken thighs where a minimum of effort brings forth maximum flavor. You’ll be throwing much of your spice cabinet at this recipe, and you won’t be sorry.
Grilled Jerk Chicken Thighs
Grilled Jerk Chicken Thighs are boneless chicken thighs coated in jerk seasonings and grilled to perfection. Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean with this easy, at home, recipe.
Juicy Grilled Thai-Style Chicken Thighs
Delicious, moist Thai-Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are sure to elevate your outdoor meals with the taste of world cuisine. Bright flavors of lemongrass, ginger, chile flakes and coconut milk highlight this delicious summer meal.
Huli Huli Chicken
The sweet and savory Huli Huli sauce has met its perfect match with this easy chicken recipe. This flavorsome marinated boneless chicken thighs topped with pineapple slices will make you feel like you’re on a vacation to Hawaii without having to leave your kitchen.
Korean Gochujang Chicken Thighs
These Korean Gochujang Chicken Thighs are so easy to make on the grill or on the stovetop. These chicken thighs come together with only a few ingredients and are packed with flavor.
Grilled Chipotle Lime Chicken
These tender and juicy grilled chipotle lime chicken thighs are so easy to make on the grill for your next cookout. Using just a couple of ingredients marinate for 60 minutes before a quick 15-minute grill time.