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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Thighs (GF, Paleo, Whole30)

This Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Thigh recipe is gluten free, paleo, and Whole30 compliant. It's a simple healthy dinner that goes great with rice or veggies. Great for busy families, the marinade takes less than 30 minutes and cooks up on the grill in no time!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword #glutenfree, #paleo, chicken, teriyaki, whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 173kcal
Author Taryn Solie

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 5 scallions
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs 7-8 thighs

Instructions

Items Needed:

  • A large liquid measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • A garlic press
  • A cutting board
  • A large sharp knife
  • A small whisk (optional)
  • A large sealable plastic bag (like a ziploc)

How to Make Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce:

  • In a large measuring cup, pour in the coconut aminos and balsamic vinegar.
  • Using a measuring spoon, measure out the sesame oil and dump into the large measuring cup.
  • Peel a large clove of garlic and put it through a garlic press, scraping the pressed garlic into the large measuring cup.
  • Measure out the kosher salt and ground ginger with a measuring spoon and dump it into the measuring cup.
  • Wash the scallions and remove any pieces that are shriveled or brown. Then using a large sharp knife and a cutting board, slice the dark and light green portions into small pieces, dumping them into the cup as well.
  • Stir the marinade together with one of the measuring spoons, or a small whisk.

How to Prep Healthy Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

  • Place the chicken thighs in a large sealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade sauce over the thighs and place them flat in the refrigerator to rest for 20 minutes.
  • After the 20 minutes are up, remove the bag from the refrigerator and let rest on the counter to warm slightly.

How to Cook Healthy Teriyaki Chicken Thighs on a Traeger grill

  • Turn on your grill and let come to a temperature of 375 degrees F.
  • Once the grill comes to temperature, place the thighs on the grill and cook for 10 minutes on each side. If not done, cook for a few more minutes until the chicken measures 165 degrees F internally.

How to Cook Healthy Teriyaki Chicken Thighs on a gas grill

  • Turn on your grill and set it to a high heat (around 550 degrees F).
  • Once the grill comes to temperature, place the thighs on the grill and cook for 4 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for 3 minutes on the other side. If still not done, cook until the chicken measures 165 degrees F internally.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 310mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.1mg