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Monday, July 26, 2021

Grapefruit and Rosemary Grilled Chicken, dinner # 6 from frugal chicken thighs.

A grapefruit, a sprig of rosemary, a little time and a few chicken thighs, and before you know it dinner is ready! Grapefruit and Rosemary Grilled Chicken, your new summertime favorite.
 

Years ago, this recipe came from our daughter's kitchen. Chicken from a simple marinade (overnight or all day while you are at work), then grilled to perfection. Grapefruit and Rosemary Grilled Chicken, is perfect for those warm-weather dinners. You know the kind where you were busy all day, but still hungry for dinner! Having a main dish ready to grill is such a convenient way to get dinner on the table in a hurry. While one is in the kitchen getting the rest of dinner put together, the other in charge of the grill. 

A very creative soul, she has taken the reins in her kitchen to put together delicious flavor combinations to enjoy. This recipe for Grapefruit and Rosemary Grilled Chicken is proof. Always a whiz with baking and desserts, we now enjoy cooking together and getting a shared meal on the table for dinner. 


While her family enjoys breast meat, ours is a dark meat-only kitchen. Therefore we will marinate thighs for a bit longer. So far in my decades of cooking, I have yet to over-marinade any piece of meat. 

I love that you can toss this together and let it marinate until you are ready to cook a couple of days later. Thigh meat is more dense than breast meat. I have found there can be a bit of a struggle to get the flavor into the meat, past the muscles found in thigh meat. So the longer marinade time works to your advantage. 

While you may bake this in the oven, and finish under the broiler for a bit of char, we have found we prefer Grapefruit and Rosemary Grilled Chicken grilled. 


Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • chicken thighs
  • red grapefruit
  • fresh rosemary
  • garlic salt
You will also need the following:
  • citrus juicer
  • kitchen knife
  • cutting board
  • covered container or freezer bag 
  • outdoor grill
  • serving platter
Now we are ready to begin!

Grapefruit and Rosemary Chicken, marinated and grilled chicken thighs.
Juicy and delicious!

Grapefruit and Rosemary Chicken
adapted from: a conversation with my daughter

1-2 large grapefruit, juiced with the pulp scraped out of the rind
1-2 sprigs of rosemary crumbled to release the flavor
1/2 t garlic salt
8-10 chicken thighs



After juicing the grapefruit, scrap out as much of the pulp as you can. Combine the grapefruit juice and pulp, the crumbled rosemary, garlic salt and chicken thighs in a covered container or freezer bag. 

Mix well. Seal the container or freezer bag. Place in the refrigerator to marinade. Turn the sealed bag or container twice a day, to rotate chicken and coat with the marinade.



Grill after 24 hours or up to 48 hours. We prefer a longer marinade time for chicken thighs, we grill after the 48-hour mark for delicious flavor and tender texture. But grill when you wish!


Grill over medium flame/coals until golden brown and the internal temperature indicates properly cooked.

Storage options for Grapefruit and Rosemary Grilled Chicken. Store cooked chicken covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. You may freeze for longer period of time, however expect some loss of flavor. 


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Grapefruit and Rosemary Grilled Chicken has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:


Grapefruit and Rosemary Chicken
adapted from: a conversation with my daughter

1-2 large grapefruit, juiced with the pulp scraped out of the rind
1-2 sprigs of rosemary crumbled to release the flavor
1/2 t garlic salt
8-10 chicken thighs

After juicing the grapefruit, scrap out as much of the pulp as you can. Combine the grapefruit juice and pulp, the crumbled rosemary, garlic salt and chicken thighs in a covered container or freezer bag. 

Mix well. Seal the container or freezer bag. Place in the refrigerator to marinade. Turn the sealed bag or container twice a day, to rotate chicken and coat with the marinade.

Grill after 24 hours or up to 48 hours. We prefer a longer marinade time for chicken thighs, we grill after the 48-hour mark for delicious flavor and tender texture. But grill when you wish!

Grill over medium flame/coals until golden brown and the internal temperature indicates properly cooked.

Storage options for Grapefruit and Rosemary Grilled Chicken. Store cooked chicken covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. You may freeze for longer period of time, however expect some loss of flavor. 

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  1. With this combination of items I am sure these were delicious. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. #HomeMattersParty

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