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There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.

Today: For years, we have been told thighs are the best part of the chicken. Now we agree wholeheartedly. 

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Just when you were fretting that your grill might never get to see the light of day again, here's a great reason to break it out, clean it off, and warm it up. In the case that your grill is buried under a snow drift, fret not -- this recipe works just as well on a grill pan.

The bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs are first doused in a spice blend that includes garlic and onion powders, oregano, and chili powder and paprika for an extra kick, then slow-grilled over low heat. The result is highly flavorful, crispy chicken thighs. So mix up some spice blend, high-five for everything make-ahead, and light up the grill -- er, grill pan. No matter the weather, it's time to work these chicken thighs into your weeknight dinner plans.  

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More: Can't get enough thighs? Here are ten more ways to cook the dark meat.

Aromatic Grilled Chicken Thighs by Primal Palate

Serves 4

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon tumeric
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photo by Mark Weinberg

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