Don’t let the fact that you’re looking at a picture of a sandwich deter you from enjoying the following delicious recipe for grilled chicken thighs. We had the bonafide, freshly prepared version of this chicken for dinner last night, but because it’s now deep into fall and the sun goes down before Champ even thinks about coming home from work, I couldn’t photograph it in natural light. Taking pictures in the kitchen after dark under fluorescent lighting makes for less-than-palatable results. Hey, I’m a Weight Watcher leader, not a photographer.
Hence, what you see here are today’s leftovers, which I ate for lunch with the last of summer’s tomatoes. And what a tasty sandwich it was too, thanks to the following recipe from Southern Living.
It’s a simple grilled chicken thigh that’s first marinated in honey, dijon mustard and fresh rosemary. The original recipe suggests serving the thighs with sautéed spinach and cheesy grits. Hmmm. Sounds like a Southern Living staple but not exactly Weight Watcher friendly. Instead I roasted cubed sweet potatoes in a 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes, just until they were browned. (Again, since it was dark last night, you’ll have to imagine what dinner looked like.)
I highly recommend the honey-dijon marinade. The rosemary really sets it off. You can use it with 2 lbs. of pork tenderloin as well.
This recipe is a keeper, so much so that I hope you make extra chicken. As I learned today, leftovers make delicious sandwiches.
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 lbs. skinned and boned chicken thighs
Combine garlic, olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, salt, rosemary and pepper in a large zip-lock plastic bag. Squeeze bag to combine ingredients. Add chicken, seal bag and marinate for 1 to 24 hours.
Grill chicken over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and squeeze lemon juice over chicken.
WW PP per serving: 8 (You can reduce the number of points by using boneless skinless chicken breasts, but I like thighs.)