Why you’ll love these grilled chicken thighs

  • There’s no marinade – they’re still super flavorful AND quick to make.
  • Ready in just 20 minutes!
  • Just a few simple ingredients and basic seasonings you’ve probably already got on hand.
  • Easy to size up or down to accommodate your crew.

How to make grilled chicken thighs (step-by-step)

Ramekin of seasonings mixed up with a teaspoon.
Heat grill to medium high heat. Combine seasonings in a small bowl.
Pouring sauce over raw chicken thighs in a glass bowl.
Add chicken to a bowl. Add in coconut aminos, fish sauce and oil.
Using tongs to coat the raw chicken with the sauce.
Toss to coat the chicken.
Pouring seasoning mix over the coated chicken in a glass bowl.
Sprinkle the seasoning all over the chicken.
Using tongs to mix the seasonings onto the sauce coated chicken thighs in a glass bowl.
Toss to coat the chicken pieces with the seasoning.
Putting seasoned chicken thighs onto the grill with tongs.
When the grill is hot, add the chicken to the grill. Cook about 6-8 minutes on each side.
Adding cooked chicken thighs to a plate with tongs.
The chicken thighs are fully cooked when they reach 165° internal temperature but can be cooked up to 175° – 180° and still taste great.

Ingredient notes

  • Chicken Thighs – Absolutely use chicken thighs over breasts for more flavor and juicier chicken.
  • Coconut Aminos – These are a soy sauce alternative. You can use Braggs Aminos or soy sauce if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Coconut Sugar – We prefer an unrefined sugar, but brown sugar works too.

What to pair with grilled chicken

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Quick (No Marinade!) Grilled Chicken Thighs

You don't need a marinade for super flavorful and juicy grilled chicken thighs! Just some simple ingredients and about 20 minutes!

Ingredients

For the seasoning:

  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar, (can sub brown sugar, but omit for Whole30)

Equipment

  • Grill

Instructions
 

  • Heat your grill to medium high heat.
  • Make the seasoning mix by combining the spices together in a small bowl.
  • Add the chicken to a bowl. Add in the coconut aminos, fish sauce and oil and toss to coat the chicken.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning all over the chicken and toss to coat the chicken pieces with the seasoning.
  • When the grill is hot, add the chicken to the grill. Cook about 6-8 minutes on each side depending on the size of the chicken thigh pieces. The chicken thighs are fully cooked when they reach 165° internal temperature but can be cooked up to 175° – 180° and still taste great.

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