Spicy Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife Updated

Spicy Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango Avocado Salsa are a juicy, flavorful grilled dish that you can eat so many different ways! Eat the thighs as is with the salsa, shred the meat and make tacos, or make crostini out of the meat with the salsa on top. It is grilled dishes like this that always give you an excuse to celebrate!

I just love recipes that I can use over and over again in new ways, don’t you? When you find a really solid, simple dish like that it makes figuring out weeknight dinners a whole lot easier to come up with.

This grilled chicken thighs recipe is a recipe that you can use over and over again without getting bored with it.

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The grilled chicken thighs are flavorful and juicy, so you can be perfectly satisfied with just chowing down on those thighs and the salsa, with perhaps a side of rice and black beans, without wishing you had something more.

But the fun doesn’t end there. You can make this recipe next week and no one will know the difference when you serve the meat up on tacos and top it with the salsa.

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It also makes a great appetizer when you pile up the meat on toasted bread with the salsa.

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Heck you can even make a killer burrito bowl with the meat, rice, black beans, the mango avocado salsa, and some hot sauce.

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All I can say is that this recipe is going to become a staple in your home from the moment everyone takes that first bite.

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The spicy ginger marinade on the chicken thighs guarantees they will be nice and juicy. The meat is tender and melts in your mouth, so when it pairs with the mango avocado salsa, it explodes with bright and fresh flavors in your mouth. In other words, it’s just oh-so summer.

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Happy grilling my friends! 

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Spicy Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe

      8 Servings

Ingredients

For the Chicken:
  • 2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1/4 cup Lime Juice
  • 1/4 cup Agave Nectar
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha Chili Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Fresh Ginger, peeled and sliced, 2 inch piece
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
For the Mango Avocado Salsa:
  • 1 Mango, chopped
  • 1 Avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 Red Onion, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeños Jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Fresh Cilantro
  • juice from half a Lime
  • pinch of Cayenne Pepper
For Garnish:
  • Lime Wedges
  • Chopped Cilantro

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together lime juice, agave, soy sauce, olive oil, cilantro, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. In a large ziplock bag, add chicken thighs. Pour the majority of the marinade in the bag, reserving 1/4 cup separately, and seal. Shake the bag until the chicken is coated.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for 3 hours, up to overnight.

  4. In a medium bowl, stir together ingredients for the mango avocado salsa. Set in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. When ready to cook, heat up the grill. Grill skin side down, until crispy and brown, approximately 6 minutes. Turn and cook on the other side until cooked through, approximately 5 minutes. Baste occasionally as the thighs cook on both sides.
  6. Serve immediately with salsa. You can even shred the chicken thigh meat and make tacos out of it!
 

 

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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 200 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 142
Calories 340

% Daily Value*
27%
Total Fat 18g
3%
  Saturated Fat 1g
20%
Sodium 476mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 14g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 9g
61%
Protein 30g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.