Sesame Roasted Chicken Thighs, as seen on Symon's Dinners Cooking Out, Season 3.
Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Sesame Roasted Chicken Thighs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sesame seeds, tahini, garlic, lemon zest and juice and hot sauce to taste if using. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
  2. Set up your grill for indirect heat. If using a charcoal grill, build the coals on one side only. If using a gas grill, heat one side only. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the indirect heat side of the grill, skin-side up. Close the grill and cook until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Flip and move to the direct heat side of the grill to char on the other side. Cook until the skin is charred and crispy and the chicken is cooked through; the internal temperature should be 160 degrees F, 2 to 3 more minutes. Remove from the grill and let rest for a few minutes. Garnish with the parsley before serving.