Harissa Grilled Chicken

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1/2 c. harissa
6 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for grill
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. ground coriander
2 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1 lemon, cut into wedges

How to: 

In a large bowl, stir harissa, lemon juice, oil, cumin, salt, paprika, and coriander. Pour ⅓ cup marinade into another container and set aside. Add chicken to remaining marinade and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 45 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Prepare a grill for medium-high heat; preheat 5 minutes. Lightly brush grates with oil.

Remove chicken from marinade and grill, turning once and brushing with reserved ⅓ cup marinade, until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 165°, 8 to 10 minutes (these thighs are very forgiving; you can continue to grill until fat renders and thermometer registers 175° to 180°, if desired).

Transfer chicken to a plate and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lemon wedges alongside.



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