Simple Grilled Chicken

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Summertime means grilling season at my house! And on a busy weekend or weeknight, this Simple Grilled Chicken is perfect. A few ears of corn on the grill and an easy pasta salad – dinner is done and you can enjoy that nice cold beverage on the deck!

Simple Grilled Chicken

You might think orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard sounds like an odd combination – but trust me on this one. The Worcestershire gives it a delicious smoky flavor while the OJ brightens it all up. As listed in the recipe – marinade time needs to be at least 30 minutes (you will get a lot of flavor out of it). I would recommend getting the chicken into the bag in the morning at the start of your day. This lets you both get even more flavor out of the chicken and more time to enjoy your summer day with the fam bam!

Simple Grilled Chicken

This chicken is also great for a bigger backyard party – with some brats and burgers, maybe some wings. And don’t forget the pasta salad, potato salad, or corn salad. I served this with some corn on the cob that I left in the husk and put it on the grill along with the chicken. Leaving the husks on allows the corn to steam while getting a nice smoky flavor from the grill.

Simple Grilled Chicken

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Simple Grilled Chicken

A simple chicken marinated and then grilled up to juicy perfection
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, grilled chicken, marinade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 10-12 Chicken Thighs bone-in, skin removed
  • ½ cup Orange Juice
  • ¼ cup Avocado Oil
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a gallon sized zipper bag. Add chicken to the bag and let marinade at least 30 minutes. A few hours is better. Can be done up to 24hr before.
  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high. Place chicken top side down on the grill. Brush marinade over top of each piece and reserve the rest. Cook for 15 minutes, then flip each piece and brush with marinade again. Cook another 15 minutes. Remove from grill and let rest 5 minutes before serving.

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8 thoughts on “Simple Grilled Chicken

  1. These grilled chicken thighs look amazing, and I love the sound of the marinade you shared! Pinned, and I’m happy to be featuring you at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow!

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