I'm all about saving time during the busy work week... purchasing pre-made items at the store can be a huge help! this past Monday we did a grilled dinner consisting of marinated chicken thighs, garlicky asparagus, herbed couscous and a cucumber salad. it was light, healthy, super easy to make, and, most importantly, delicious!
quick & healthy grilled dinner
yields: 2 servings prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 15 minutes
½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 package McCormick Grill Mates Garlic and Herb Marinade
1 box Near East Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Pearled Couscous Mix
½ lb. asparagus
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. minced garlic
½ English cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
2-4 Tbsp. Italian dressing
kosher salt & freshly cracked black pepper
Pat the chicken thighs dry and place them in a gallon size baggie along with the marinade package.
Refrigerate for up to 24 hours; you can do this overnight or for as much time that you have before dinner.
Grill the chicken thighs over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side, or until the internal temp reaches 165°.
Cover with tin foil and let rest for 10 minutes before servings.
Lay the asparagus onto a large piece of tin foil. Top with 2 T butter, 1 t minced garlic, salt and pepper.
Envelope the foil around the asparagus making a pouch.
Grill the asparagus for 15 minutes over medium heat, flipping over halfway through.
Using a knife or a mandolin, thinly slice both your cucumber and red onion.
Place both in a small bowl along with the Italian dressing and toss until fully coated.
Season with salt and pepper and let sit in the fridge until ready to eat!