Grilled Salsa Verde Chicken Recipe

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Shane Published: February 24, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Grilled Salsa Verde Chicken

This salsa verde chicken is juicy and tender dish, made with perfectly grilled chicken, topped with a tart and spicy salsa verde sauce!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 8chicken thighs,(about 3 lbs), bone in, skin on
  • ½tspsalt
  • tspblack pepper
  • cupssalsa verde,either jarred or homemade, divided
  • oil,for the grill

For Serving (Optional):

  • rice
  • tortillas
  • radishes,thinly sliced
  • fresh cilantro leaves
  • corn,on or off the cob
  • cherry tomatoes
  • avocado slices

Instructions

  1. With scissors or a sharp knife, trim the excess skin and fat from the thighs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides.

  2. In a bowl, toss the chicken with 1 cup of the salsa verde to coat.

  3. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to overnight.

  4. If using a gas grill, set one side to high temperature and the other side to low temperature. Heat the grill to at least 450 degrees F.

  5. If using a charcoal grill, prepare a two-level fire by mounding the coals on one side of the grill, and leaving the second side empty.

  6. When the grill is hot, use tongs to oil the grill grates with a small folded piece of paper towel dipped in oil.

  7. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Place the thighs on the hot side of the grill, skin-side down.

  8. Cook the chicken for 1 to 2 minutes, or just long enough for the skin to show the grill marks. Flip over and sear briefly on the other side. Exact timing depends on the heat of a particular grill used.

  9. Move the chicken to the cooler side of the grill. Continue to cook, turning once or twice, for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the temperature in thickest part of the chicken registers 165 degrees F.

  10. Transfer the chicken to a platter and let it rest for 10 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter or individual plates.

  11. Serve with the remaining ½ cup of salsa verde on the side and choice of toppings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • If not in the mood for grilling or a grill is not available, roast the chicken in the oven.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the chicken pieces in a roasting pan or on a sheet pan, skin side up. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F when a thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of a thigh, and the skin is golden.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 988.97kcal
  • Fat: 75.43g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.50g
  • Trans Fat: 0.36g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 33.57g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 15.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.06g
  • Fiber: 3.55g
  • Sugar: 3.36g
  • Protein: 65.40g
  • Cholesterol: 378.28mg
  • Sodium: 1147.42mg
  • Calcium: 42.06mg
  • Potassium: 1169.20mg
  • Iron: 3.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 117.37µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.92mg
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