Cooking chicken on the grill can be tricky because it dries out so quickly. That’s why for this recipe, we decided to cook the chicken in a cast iron skillet with an orange juice mixture. We also used Cherry wood smoking chips, which are the perfect flavor combination for chicken. They infuse a sweet smoke flavor that pairs well with chicken. Top with your favorite herbs and some fresh lemon and orange slices, and you have a tasty (and beautiful) meal.

Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 3


  • Cherry Smoking Chips
  • 1 1/2 lb. Chicken Thighs, skinless
  • 1 Orange, sliced
  • 1 Lemon, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh Thyme, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper

Chef's Tip

If you don’t have a
cast iron skillet,
you can also use a
Cherry grilling plank
to cook the chicken.


  1. Soak Cherry smoking chips in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to 250-275°F. Add smoking chips.
  3. Combine orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and rice vinegar in pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken thighs and sliced orange & lemon to cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour orange juice mixture over chicken into cast iron skillet.
  6. Place on grill over direct heat and close the grill lid.
  7. Cook for 1 to 1/2 hours or until chicken thighs are cooked thoroughly.
  8. When done, remove from grill and serve with your favorite side or slice up chicken and eat in your salad.
  9. Enjoy!

Featured Product in this Recipe:

Cherry Wood Smoking Chips