Grilled Chicken Thighs with Roasted Tomatoes

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Ingredients for the chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Ingredients for the tomatoes:

  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Prepare grill.
  2. To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes, turning the bag occasionally.
  3. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done.
  4. Preheat oven to 425°.
  5. To prepare tomatoes, combine tomatoes and 2 teaspoons oil in an 8-inch square baking dish; toss gently. Bake at 425° for 18 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Combine tomato mixture, parsley, and remaining ingredients, stirring gently. Serve with chicken.