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Emeril Lagasse's Grilled Chicken Thighs with Brazilian Vinaigrette Salsa

Serves 4-6

Originally aired

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 6 tablespoons (34 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 8 skin-on, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon ground bay leaf
  • Brazilian Vinaigrette Salsa (recipe follows), for serving
  • For the Brazilian Vinaigrette Salsa
  • 1 cup peeled, seeded, and diced tomato (14-inch dice)
  • 12 cup diced red bell pepper (14-inch dice)
  • 12 cup diced green bell pepper (14-inch dice)
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
PREPARATION

Preheat a grill to medium-low.

Season the chicken with the sea salt.

In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic and bay leaf.

Place the chicken, skin side down, on the grill and brush it with the butter-garlic blend. Cook for 7 minutes. Turn the chicken over, baste it with more of the butter mixture, and cook for another 7 minutes. Turn the chicken skin side down, and cook for 7 minutes more. Turn it over one last time and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the deepest portion of the thighs registers 160F to 165F, about 7 minutes longer. Remove from the pan, and serve with the Vinaigrette Salsa.

For the Brazilian Vinaigrette Salsa:

Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well to combine. Allow the salsa to sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour before serving. Yields 2 cups.

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