Grilled Chicken Thighs with Blistered Tomatoes

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Blistered Tomatoes
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  • 4Servings


  • 8 chicken thighs, skinned and trimmed of excess fat
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary, plus 1 sprig
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes


In a large bowl, toss the chicken with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons rosemary; season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In a medium saucepan, combine the vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the onion, garlic, rosemary sprig and Worcestershire sauce. Add salt and hot pepper sauce to taste and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.

Preheat a grill to medium, add the chicken and cover the grill (or heat a grill pan over medium heat, add the chicken and cover loosely with foil). Cook the chicken, turning and brushing with sauce every 5 minutes, until golden and cooked through, about 40 minutes. Let rest.

Heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes and the remaining rosemary. Cook, shaking the skillet, until the tomatoes blister, about 5 minutes; season with salt. Serve the tomatoes alongside the chicken.