Chicken with Orange-Cilantro Marinade
On weekends or evenings when you have more time, add even more flavor to this dish by increasing the marinating time to 2 hours.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- 2 portions Orange-Cilantro Marinade
- 1½ pounds boneless, skinless, chicken thighs
Prepare the Orange-Cilantro Marinade. Reserve ¼ cup to use as a basting sauce.
Place a few diagonal cuts on the chicken so that the marinade can penetrate. Place the chicken in a large resealable plastic bag and add the marinade. Marinate the chicken for at least 5 minutes.
Preheat the broiler.
Place the chicken on a rack that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Brush some of the reserved marinade on top. Broil the chicken, 9 inches from the heat source, for about 15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Every 5 minutes, turn the chicken over and brush with the reserved marinade.
The Difference Between Grilling and Broiling
What separates grilling and broiling is more than whether or not the food is cooked indoors or outside on the grill. The main difference between these two cooking methods is the location of the heat source. In broiling, heat is applied to the food from the top, whereas in grilling the heat comes from the bottom. Both methods rely upon an intense direct heat that sears the food, giving it a rich flavor.