Tonight we took a trip to Tuscany in Italy. I love the flavors of this region: rosemary, thyme, lemon, garlic, fresh vegetables, and olive oil. They make a dish explode with flavor. The flavors and cuisine of the Tuscan region of Italy are very simplistic and rustic. I used skinless, boneless chicken thighs as they cook a whole lot faster on the grill. Since the weather is still chilly, I used my grill pan on top of the stove but in a few weeks I will be using the grill out on my terrace. I can’t wait, summer is coming!!! So sit back with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and imagine that you are in a little Trattoria in Firenze!
Grilled Tuscan Chicken Thighs
10 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
2 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 lemon, juiced and zested
salt and pepper, to taste
Combine the garlic, shallots, rosemary, thyme, mustard, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add the chicken to a ziploc bag and pour the marinade over the thighs. Marinade in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Preheat grill pan to high or outdoor grill to medium and grill thighs 5 minutes on each side. Enjoy!! Just wanted to mention that your stove and anything within a foot of it WILL get splattered and your overhead lighting as well. Also, be prepared for your smoke alarm to go off!!! Mine did!! It’s best to do it on an outdoor grill but here in NY our weather doesn’t permit it all year long so I have to use a grill pan.