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Grilled Teriyaki Hen Skewers (Fast Marinating!)


Aug 12, 2022
Grilled Teriyaki Hen Skewers (Fast Marinating!)

Grilled Teriyaki Hen Skewers (Fast Marinating!)

Dry, flavorless hen and prolonged marinating instances? These are issues of the previous, mates. These quick-marinating grilled teriyaki hen skewers are extremely flavorful and bursting with umami and salty-sweet perfection!

We love these satisfying skewers with noodle salads, stir-fries, grilled veggies, or served merely with rice and steamed broccoli! Bonus? They arrive collectively shortly with 9 elements you most likely have round. Allow us to present you the way it’s completed! 

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

How one can Make Grilled Teriyaki Hen Skewers

These flavor-filled skewers begin with a fast 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 hen with taste with only a fast 30 minute marinating time.

Whisking teriyaki sauce in a bowl

The identical elements, thickened with the addition of slightly arrowroot starch + water slurry, double as a glaze for brushing on the finish.

Stirring teriyaki glaze in a saucepan

Subsequent, we assemble the skewers by arranging the marinated hen between squares of pink onion, which provides pure sweetness with each chunk.

Teriyaki chicken and red onion on metal skewers

Then they’re able to grill (on a BBQ or grill pan) till the hen is tender with charred edges and grill marks galore.

Lastly, brush on the teriyaki glaze and put together in your dinner friends to be asking When’s the subsequent invite?

Chicken kebabs grilling on a grill pan

We hope you LOVE these grilled teriyaki hen skewers! They’re:

Candy & salty
& SO scrumptious!

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

And for dessert? Attempt our Simple Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler, Coconut Lime Watermelon Slushie, or Creamy Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream. Now that’s a satisfying summer season meal, mates!

Extra Scrumptious Grilling Recipes

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Teriyaki glaze next to a platter of Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Prep Time 45 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 15 minutes

Whole Time 1 hour

Servings 4 (6-inch skewers)

Course Entree, Most important Course

Delicacies Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free (non-compulsory), Japanese

Freezer Pleasant No

Does it hold? 2-3 Days


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or tamari (guarantee 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 hen thighs*, trimmed of extra fats, lower into 1-inch chunks (natural, pasture-raised when attainable)
  • 1/2 tsp arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 – 1/2 medium pink onion, sliced into 1-inch chunks
  • Avocado oil (for greasing grill pan)

FOR SERVING non-compulsory

  • Sesame seeds
  • Thinly sliced inexperienced onion
  • If utilizing bamboo skewers, soak in water for no less than half-hour earlier than utilizing to stop them from burning on the grill. We favor metallic skewers.
  • In a large, shallow glass container, whisk collectively 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 variety of servings) and reserve for making glaze.

  • Slice hen thighs into ~1” chunks. Add to the container with the marinade, stir to coat effectively, cowl, and let sit at room temperature for half-hour to marinate. If making ready prematurely, you possibly can marinate within the fridge for as much as 12 hours and let sit out at room temperature for half-hour earlier than grilling (this takes the chilliness off and prevents the hen from burning on the surface earlier than cooking absolutely).

  • Whereas the hen is marinating, whisk collectively the arrowroot powder and a splash of water in a small saucepan, then add the reserved marinade. Deliver to a simmer, whisking continuously till thickened to a shiny glaze — about 2-3 minutes. If it thickens an excessive amount of, add slightly water to skinny. If it’s too skinny, whisk extra arrowroot with water, then add to the saucepan and cook dinner to thicken.

  • As soon as the hen has completed marinating, calmly oil a grill pan or grill grate and preheat to medium-high. Thread cubed hen and pink onion onto skewers, alternating with 1 piece of pink onion each 1-2 items of hen, and ending with a chunk of pink onion.
  • Grill, turning each 3-4 minutes, till browned, starting to char in spots, and absolutely cooked via (inside temperature reaches 165 F or 75 C) — about 10-Quarter-hour.

  • Switch to a serving plate, brush the reserved glaze over the hen, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced inexperienced onion (each non-compulsory). These skewers are scrumptious served with rice and steamed broccoli or alongside our Creamy Sesame Noodle Salad.
  • Leftover grilled hen retains saved within the fridge for 2-3 days.

*Prep time contains marinating for half-hour.
*We discover hen thighs extra flavorful and moist than hen breasts however breasts are additionally effective for skewers — cook dinner time is a bit shorter, although.
*Vitamin data is a tough estimate calculated with 1 tsp avocado oil and with out non-compulsory elements.
*Loosely tailored from Amanda Cooks & 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 Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 31 mg Iron: 1.5 mg

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