Grilled Teriyaki Hen Skewers (Fast Marinating!)


Close up photo of perfectly grilled chicken skewers with teriyaki glaze

Dry, flavorless rooster and long marinating occasions? The ones are issues of the previous, pals. Those quick-marinating grilled teriyaki rooster skewers are extremely flavorful and bursting with umami and salty-sweet perfection!

We like those pleasurable skewers with noodle salads, stir-fries, grilled veggies, or served merely with rice and steamed broccoli! Bonus? They arrive in combination briefly with 9 substances if you have round. Allow us to display you the way it’s executed! 

Tamari, coconut sugar, avocado oil, chicken, red onion, green onion, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic powder, and arrowroot starch

Learn how to Make Grilled Teriyaki Hen Skewers

Those flavor-filled skewers get started with a snappy teriyaki-inspired marinade made with tamari (or soy sauce), coconut sugar, garlic powder, rice vinegar, and toasted sesame oil. The marinade packs main umami, infusing the rooster with taste with only a short 30 minute marinating time.

Whisking teriyaki sauce in a bowl

The similar substances, thickened with the addition of a bit arrowroot starch + water slurry, double as a glaze for brushing on the finish.

Stirring teriyaki glaze in a saucepan

Subsequent, we collect the skewers by way of arranging the marinated rooster between squares of purple onion, which provides herbal sweetness with each chew.

Teriyaki chicken and red onion on metal skewers

Then they’re in a position to grill (on a BBQ or grill pan) till the rooster is smooth with charred edges and grill marks galore.

Finally, brush at the teriyaki glaze and get ready in your dinner visitors to be asking When’s the following invite?

Chicken kebabs grilling on a grill pan

We are hoping you LOVE those grilled teriyaki rooster skewers! They’re:

Candy & salty
& SO scrumptious!

They pair particularly neatly with our Creamy Sesame Noodle Salad (30 Mins!) and grilled veggies like bell pepper, eggplant, and/or zucchini.

And for dessert? Take a look at our Simple Gluten-Loose Peach Cobbler, Coconut Lime Watermelon Slushie, or Creamy Dairy-Loose Strawberry Ice Cream. Now that’s a pleasurable summer time meal, pals!

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Teriyaki glaze next to a platter of Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Prep Time 45 mins

Cook dinner Time 15 mins

Overall Time 1 hour

Servings 4 (6-inch skewers)

Route Entree, Major Route

Delicacies Dairy-Loose, Gluten-Loose (not obligatory), Eastern

Freezer Pleasant No

Does it stay? 2-3 Days


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or tamari (make certain gluten-free as wanted)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or sub brown sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp rice vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 ¼ lb. boneless, skinless rooster thighs*, trimmed of extra fats, lower into 1-inch chunks (natural, pasture-raised when conceivable)
  • 1/2 tsp arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 – 1/2 medium purple onion, sliced into 1-inch chunks
  • Avocado oil (for greasing grill pan)

FOR SERVING not obligatory

  • Sesame seeds
  • Thinly sliced inexperienced onion
  • If the use of bamboo skewers, soak in water for a minimum of half-hour earlier than the use of to stop them from burning at the grill. We desire steel skewers.
  • In a large, shallow glass container, whisk in combination soy sauce or tamari, coconut sugar, garlic powder, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Take away about 1/3 of the marinade (~2 ½ Tbsp if making the default selection of servings) and reserve for making glaze.

  • Slice rooster thighs into ~1” chunks. Upload to the container with the marinade, stir to coat neatly, duvet, and let sit down at room temperature for half-hour to marinate. If making ready upfront, you’ll be able to marinate within the fridge for as much as 12 hours and let sit down out at room temperature for half-hour earlier than grilling (this takes the chilliness off and forestalls the rooster from burning at the outdoor earlier than cooking totally).

  • Whilst the rooster is marinating, whisk in combination the arrowroot powder and a touch of water in a small saucepan, then upload the reserved marinade. Convey to a simmer, whisking incessantly till thickened to a shiny glaze — about 2-3 mins. If it thickens an excessive amount of, upload a bit water to skinny. If it’s too skinny, whisk extra arrowroot with water, then upload to the saucepan and cook dinner to thicken.

  • As soon as the rooster has completed marinating, frivolously oil a grill pan or grill grate and preheat to medium-high. Thread cubed rooster and purple onion onto skewers, alternating with 1 piece of purple onion each 1-2 items of rooster, and finishing with a work of purple onion.
  • Grill, turning each 3-4 mins, till browned, starting to char in spots, and completely cooked thru (inner temperature reaches 165 F or 75 C) — about 10-Quarter-hour.

  • Switch to a serving plate, brush the reserved glaze over the rooster, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced inexperienced onion (each not obligatory). Those skewers are scrumptious served with rice and steamed broccoli or along our Creamy Sesame Noodle Salad.
  • Leftover grilled rooster assists in keeping saved within the fridge for 2-3 days.

*Prep time contains marinating for half-hour.
*We discover rooster thighs extra flavorful and wet than rooster breasts however breasts also are tremendous for skewers — cook dinner time is just a little shorter, although.
*Diet knowledge is a coarse estimate calculated with 1 tsp avocado oil and with out not obligatory substances.
*Loosely tailored from Amanda Chefs & Kinds.

Serving: 1 six-inch skewer Energy: 245 Carbohydrates: 14.4 g Protein: 30.3 g Fats: 7.7 g Saturated Fats: 1.5 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 0 g Monounsaturated Fats: 0 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 132 mg Sodium: 1453 mg Potassium: 63 mg Fiber: 0.3 g Sugar: 12.7 g Nutrition A: 0 IU Nutrition C: 0 mg Calcium: 31 mg Iron: 1.5 mg



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