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Grilled Chicken Thighs

These easy boneless skinless Grilled Chicken Thighs are juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Marinated in a simple mix of oil, garlic, parsley, and paprika, the juicy chicken makes for a delicious and quick weeknight dinner.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: grilled chicken, grilled chicken thighs
Servings: 4
Calories: 396kcal
Author: Erin


  • 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs *see notes for bone-in option
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Place chicken into a large plastic bag or a shallow baking dish.
  • Next, whisk the olive oil, garlic, parsley, smoked paprika, and salt together, then pour the mixture over the chicken. If you're using a plastic bag, seal it shut, then use your hands to make sure the chicken is completely coated. If you're using a baking dish, cover it with plastic wrap.
  • Place the bag/dish in the refrigerator and allow chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours.
  • Heat grill to 400-425°, then place the chicken smooth side down and cook it for 5 minutes without disturbing. Use kitchen tongs to flip it over and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until it reaches and internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Transfer the chicken from the grill onto a cutting board and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!


*Serving size is 2 chicken thighs per person; Calories are for 2 chicken thighs and are an estimation
*Store leftover chicken in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days; To reheat: place chicken in a baking dish and heat in the oven at 350° until warm
*Cook times vary depending on the thickness of your chicken thighs; some will cook in 10 minutes total, others will take a few minutes less or more 
*If using bone-in chicken thighs: cook for 5 minutes skin side down, then flip over and cook for 8-10 more minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 677IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg