Grilled Chicken with Caraway and Black Peppercorns

Grilled Chicken with Caraway and Black Peppercorns

A simple salad is the ideal accompaniment to this dish to offset its richness.

4 servings
Marinade 6 h
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 20 min

350 calories per serving 


8 chicken thighs, bone-in, with skin   1.4 kg
1 tsp peppercorns, coarsely ground   3 g
3/4 tsp caraway seeds, coarsely ground   2 g
2 tbsp gingerroot, finely chopped   26 g
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped    
1 tbsp sugar   12 g
2 tsp paprika   6 g
3 tbsp canola oil   45 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
1 limes, quartered   70 g

Before you start

The chicken must be marinated at least 6 hours before cooking. The chicken may be cooked, using either an outdoor grill or by broiling it in the oven.


  1. Score the chicken pieces deeply using a knife to allow the marinate to penetrate, then arrange the pieces in a shallow bowl.
  2. Grind the peppercorns and caraway seeds using a mortar and pestle or using a pepper mill if available. Otherwise, place the spices in a plastic bag and crush them using a rolling pin. Finely chop the ginger and garlic, then add them to the mixture. Add the sugar, paprika, and oil, then grind into a paste.
  3. Spread the mixture over the chicken pieces, making sure to coat them well. Cover the bowl with a plate and let them marinate in the refrigerator at least 6 hours or overnight.
  4. Cook the chicken on a medium grill for about 20-25 min, basting with the marinade and turning the pieces once. Alternatively, put the chicken on the rack of a broiler pan, then roast it in the oven under a preheated broiler 7-10 cm from the heat.
  5. Season with a little salt, then serve with lime wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (190g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




19 g

29 %

Saturated 0.5 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

4 %


120 mg


3 mg

0 %


5 g

2 %


1 g

6 %


1 g


40 g

Vitamin A

8 %

Vitamin C

10 %


2 %


6 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ½ serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: servings

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Free :
Sodium, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Iron, Omega-3, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Good source of :
Vitamin E
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Artery-healthy | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Source of Omega-3 | Barbecue/Broil/Grill | Marinate | Asian

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