Those deliciously sweet cherries are finally in season! Sweet yet savory, this marinade is so tasty and will up your grilled chicken game this 4th of July weekend. This dish can be served with corn, potato salad, broccoli slaw and so much more!
2 lbs. chicken thighs
1 lb. fresh sweet cherries, pitted with Prepara Cherry Pitter
¼ cup Meyer Lemon, squeezed with the Prepara 2-in-1 Juicer
1 ½ tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 medium or ¼ cup shallots, sliced
1 tbsp. fresh basil
¼ tsp. salt and more to taste
Black pepper, to taste
- In a food processor, place in the pitted cherries, Meyer lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, shallots, basil, ¼ tsp. salt and some black pepper. Blend until combined
- Place the chicken thighs in the Prepara Latchlok 13 Cup Container, salt the chicken and then pour the marinade over the chicken. Place in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
- Once ready to grill, take chicken out of the refrigerator while you get bbq up to temperature.
- Place chicken on the grill, adding extra marinade a little at a time with a marinade brush while chicken cooks. Allow the chicken to cook through until internal temperature of each thigh reaches 165 degrees F. Enjoy!