Grilled Scandinavian Chicken Thighs

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Recipe: #40720

May 24, 2023

"These grilled Scandinavian chicken thighs need a minimum of 2 hours (to overnight) to marinate. The marinating time is not included in the prep or cooking times."

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (200.3 g)
  • Calories 510.8
  • Total Fat - 42.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 166.7 mg
  • Sodium - 459.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 0.5 g
  • Protein - 29.9 g
  • Calcium - 27.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried dill (or fresh dill), dried parsley (or fresh parsley), ground cardamom, ground nutmeg, black pepper, and salt to make the marinade.

Step 2

Place the boneless, skinless chicken thighs in a zip-top bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken and toss well to coat them evenly. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results. Allow the chicken to marinate and absorb the flavors.

Step 3

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and let any excess marinade drip off.

Step 4

Place the chicken thighs on the grill and cook for about 5-6 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). The thighs should be nicely charred and cooked through.

Step 5

Transfer the grilled chicken thighs to a serving platter.

Step 6

Serve hot with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the chicken, if desired.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Great chicken! I marinated ours for about 4 hours and loved how flavorful this. Bet this would also work on fish. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(6 Jun 2023)


The marinade gave the chicken such a lovely flavor. We all loved it. It was super easy to marinate before going to work and grilling it in the evening. A winner!


review by:
(2 Jun 2023)

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