Chicken With Blistered Corn and Tomato Salad

Broiling the corn and tomatoes adds a char that not only looks professional, but also adds a smoky depth to the dish. Not sure you love that burnt taste? The tang of the homemade vinaigrette rounds out the flavors. Fresh spinach adds volume and staying power to the salad, and adds a pretty hue. Trust us: You’ll be making the corn and tomato salad as a side dish for picnics and parties for years to come. But the chicken can’t be missed either. Searing skin-on chicken thighs in a very hot pan (the hotter the better when searing!) gives it that gorgeous golden-brown crust.

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  • Makes 4
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 643 calories
    • Fat 48 g
    • Sat Fat 9 g
    • Cholesterol 145 mg
    • Sodium 741 mg
    • Protein 32 g
    • Carbohydrate 5 g
    • Sugar 7 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 4 mg
    • Calcium 63 mg

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  1. Check 2 cups fresh (from 
3 ears) or frozen 
corn kernels
  2. Check 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  3. Check 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  4. Check 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  5. Check 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  6. Check 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  7. Check 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  8. Check 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  9. Check 1 tablespoon water
  10. Check ½ teaspoon black pepper
  11. Check 5 ounces baby spinach


  1. Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat. Toss corn and tomatoes in 2 tablespoons of the oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil until lightly charred, 10 minutes. Set oven temperature to 400°F.
  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a large ovenproof, nonstick skillet over high. Season chicken with salt and cook, skin side down, until crisp and golden, 3 minutes. Turn the chicken, transfer skillet to oven, and bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  3. Whisk together mayonnaise, chives, vinegar, water, and pepper in a large bowl. Add corn, tomatoes, and spinach and toss to coat. Serve with chicken.