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Citrusy Chicken Thighs

Citrusy Chicken Thighs

In this recipe from Brigid Washington, the zest and juice of lime and lemon deliver a simple but powerful flavor-packed punch to an everyday staple. As the boneless chicken thighs cook, the citrus zest caramelizes, offering a deep, rich flavor that you'll be shocked came from so few ingredients. Brigid serves the chicken thighs with her Trini Stewed Eggplant, peppery arugula, and brown rice for a simple summery dinner.


  1. Place 4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs on a cutting board and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle all over with 1 Tbsp. Diamond Crystal or 1¾ tsp. Morton kosher salt and 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, pressing gently to adhere. Using a Microplane, finely grate zest from 1 lemon and 2 limes over both sides of chicken, pressing again to adhere.

  2. Cut lemon and limes in half and squeeze juice through your hand or a sieve to catch the seeds into a small bowl; set aside. You should have about ½ cup juice total.

  3. Heat 1 Tbsp. plus 1½ tsp. vegetable oil in a large skillet set over medium-high. Arrange chicken in pan and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 4–5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  4. Add citrus juice to same skillet and cook, scraping up any brown bits stuck to bottom of pan with a wooden spoon, until slightly reduced, about 30 seconds. Pour over chicken. Serve with Trini Stewed Eggplant.

Recipe by Brigid WashingtonReviews SectionWay too much acid and zing even after following other reviewer's suggestion to add chicken stock. I would eat this with quinoa and a cucumber salad on a hot day, but I don't think I would ever crave this chicken.Sweet ElizabethWashington, US08/13/20This was a tough one chicken was tasty, but the citrus was overwhelming. The sauce was unbalanced. Needed chicken stock or butter. Maybe both.This was a really easy recipe, but we found it to be unbalanced in its citrus flavor. I think I'd make it again, but I'd cut maybe 1/3-1/2 of the lemon and lime juice with some chicken stock so that it isn't so sharp.AnonymousPhiladelphia, PA 08/11/20

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