Citrus Marinated Chicken Thighs

Picture of Citrus Marinated Chicken Thighs from the recipe blog on the Healthy Eats Page of the San Francisco Scenic Fit outdoor fitness training groups website

Serves 4  |  Adapted from Alison Roman Recipe


  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, leaves and tender stems only
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 pounds skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs


  1. Slice scallions and set aside ¼ cup.
  2. In a food processer or blender pulse cilantro, garlic, citrus zests, citrus juices, soy sauce, oil, salt, and remaining scallions until a rough purée forms.
  3. Set aside ¼ cup marinade;
  4. Place remaining marinade in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Add chicken to the bag, seal and shake to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat broiler. Remove chicken from marinade and place chicken skin side down on a foil-lined baking sheet; discard marinade.
  6. Broil chicken until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Turn; continue to broil until cooked through about 12–15 minutes longer.
  7. Serve chicken with reserved marinade and scallions.

** Chicken can be marinated 2 hours ahead. Keep chilled.

View the original instructions on the Bon Appetit website.