Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

We came up with a new chicken marinade and it tastes very similar to teriyaki sauce. But it doesn’t have any weird ingredients in it and it’s easy to make Whole30 approved! It’s a new family favorite for sure! My hubby and I have been brainstorming about all of the ways we could use this marinade. Tonight I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs but this could be used for cubed chicken breast or even cubed steak or pork or chicken wings. Oh the possibilities! We marinated our cubed chicken thighs in the sauce recipe below for 6 hours and then used them {along with red bell pepper + yellow squash + purple onion} to build our shish kabobs. These would have also been really tasty with pineapple chunks. We love shish kabobs because they’re so versatile!

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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
  • ⅓ C Avocado Oil {Or Light Tasting Olive Oil}
  • ⅓ C Balsamic Vinegar
  • ⅓ C Soy Sauce {or Coconut Aminos if you're Whole30}
  • 3 T Franks RedHot
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • If you aren't Whole30 this would also be delicious with a squirt of Honey
  1. Combine all ingredients and use to marinate cubed chicken or beef. The longer the meat sits in this sauce the better it will taste.


I served these with a big salad + smashed potatoes. Delicious summer dinner!

A few things we used to make this meal:

Our Grill {We love this thing. If we want to spend a little extra time we can use to charcoal side. And if we’re wanting to cook a little faster we use to gas side. If we’re having a party a need to cook ALOT of meat, we use both sides. It’s huge and it’s awesome!}
Avocado Oil
Franks Red Hot
Shish Kabob Skewers

Meat Thermometer
Kitchen Shears

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