Turn to the dark side
Tired of chicken breasts that grill up dry, flavorless? Switch to thighs, legs for richer eating.
Come to the dark side: We have cookies. Not really ..but we do offer some very flavorful chicken for richer eating. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons each: Dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup each, minced: fresh mint, fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 1/2 to 4 pounds chicken thighs and legs (about 6 medium pieces)
1. Prepare charcoal or gas grill that will give you medium to medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes cooking time. If you use charcoal, be sure coals are very gray and cooked down to help prevent flare-ups during cooking.
2. Mix oil, soy sauce, mustard, lemon juice, zest, pepper flakes, mint and parsley in a small bowl. Very lightly salt chicken thighs and legs. Place chicken, skin side down, on grill. Cook, about 8 minutes. Turn pieces skin side up; continue grilling. Divide herb sauce in half, placing portions in separate bowls. Baste tops of chicken with half the herb sauce; reserve remainder for serving. (Don't cross contaminate the bowls of sauce.) Continue grilling until internal temperature registers 165 degrees. Transfer cooked birds to a serving platter; drizzle with reserved herb sauce.
Per serving: 490 calories, 37 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 209 mg cholesterol, 3 g carbohydrates, 36 g protein, 1,293 mg sodium, 0 g fiber.