Everyday Food editor Sarah Carey shows you how to transform economical chicken thighs into a fast, healthy meal. The secret? High-impact ingredients that deliver lots of flavor.
Heat broiler, with rack 4 inches from heat. Combine lime zest, chili powder, and 2 teaspoons salt. On a rimmed baking sheet, rub chicken all over with mixture. Turn skin side down.
Broil chicken 5 minutes. Flip and broil until skin is crisp and chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine lime juice, pineapple, cucumber, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken with salad.
Chicken thighs are cheaper than breasts. When you spot a sale, buy extra and freeze them, wrapped, up to 9 months.