Lemon Tahini–Marinated Chicken


Homemade tahini plays up the earthy, toasty notes in the sumac-spiked marinade that serves as both a flavor-booster for the chicken and a delicious dressing to drizzle over cucumber-tomato salad. Perfect for enjoying al fresco!

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4 serving(s)

Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 c.

    Homemade Tahinihttps://www.goodhousekeeping.c…

  • 2 tsp.

    finely grated lemon zest plus 11/2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tsp.


  • 1 tsp.


  • 2

    cloves garlic, grated

  • Kosher salt and pepper

  • 8

    small boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)

  • 1 tbsp.

    olive oil, plus more for brushing grill

  • 6 c.

    salad greens

  • 2

    Persian cucumbers, quartered and chopped

  • 1 pt.

    grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1/4 c.

    mint leaves, torn


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving): About 625 calories, 40.5 g fat (7.5 g saturated), 208 mg cholesterol, 378 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 4.5 g sugar (1.5 g added sugar), 49 g protein

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Tina (she/her) is the food producer of the Hearst Lifestyle Group.  She comes to Hearst with 10 years experience in the world of food styling for editorial, digital and television platforms. When she’s not cooking in her tiny Brooklyn kitchen, she can be found enjoying a beer at a local brewery, hiking in a national park or enjoying an afternoon at the beach. 

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