Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer: Thai Grilled Chicken
A collection of nine healthy BBQ recipes to get you prepped for your summer festivities! Gluten-free, paleo, and vegan grilling recipes included to get you from Memorial Day to 4th of July, summer BBQs and cookouts, all the way through Labor Day!
Hooray for healthy grilling!
Since there’s nothing that epitomizes summer better than breaking out the grill, here is a collection of healthy grilling recipes to get you prepped for your summer festivities, whether you’re kicking off summer with Memorial Day, enjoying America’s birthday for the 4th of July, or bookmarking the end of the season during Labor Day!
(While you’re here, be sure to check out our healthy dinner recipes too!)
Time for a new grill this season? I have the Weber Genesis II from Home Depot and love it! If you don’t have the space or budget for an outdoor grill, you can achieve a similar effect in a stovetop grill like Lodge’s Cast Iron Square Grill Pan.
Where to Buy Healthy Meat + Seafood
By now you hopefully know that there are so many reasons to swap conventional, factory-farmed meat for grass-fed, humanely raised, antibiotic- and hormone-free animal protein: it’s more humane and better for the animal; it’s more sustainable and better for the environment; and it’s higher in nutrients and better for YOU!
But finding high-quality, grass-fed meat isn’t always easy…which is where Butcher Box comes in!
Butcher Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers an awesome selection of hormone- and antibiotic-free cuts direct to your door, including 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free range organic chicken and heritage breed pork (the price works out to less than $6/meal, and shipping is always free!).
If you have trouble finding high quality, healthy meat near you–or if you’re like me and want to skip the shopping and have the convenience of knowing that each month you’ll have a new assortment of carefully selected meat automatically delivered to your front door (and all in one eco-friendly box!)–then Butcher Box is for you.
Grilled seafood more your jam? A couple of my top picks for sustainable, wild seafood delivery are Vital Choice and Thrive Market’s seafood box. All Vital Choice seafood is sustainably wild-harvested, as they limit their offerings to fish and shellfish from fisheries that are either certified sustainable, or considered sustainable by experts such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. Every month Vital Choice offers new promotions, so check out what they have on offer this month, and get 10% off your order + fress shipping over $99+ with our code RANDRVC!
Thrive Market is one of my all-time fave places to shop online for mega savings and healthy wholesale groceries. They recently introduced their Wild & Sustainable Seafood Box, which is getting awesome reviews. The box has wild-caught shrimp, wild sea scallops, responsibly farmed barramundi, wild-caught cod and wild-caught sockeye salmon.
Alright, let’s go to the recipes, shall we?
Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer
Thai Grilled Chicken (& More Healthy Grilling Recipes)
- In a small glass bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients (fish sauce through black pepper) and stir to combine.
- Place chicken in a ziplock bag and pour marinade over top, reserving 1/4 cup. Toss the chicken in the bag to coat and allow to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes up to overnight.
- Preheat gas grill to medium-high. Once hot, add the chicken pieces, skin side down. Cook for 5 minutes over direct heat. Then flip the chicken and move to indirect heat. Take the reserved marinade and brush over top of the chicken skin with a pastry brush. Cook for 7 minutes, or until an internal thermometer reads 160F.
- Serve and enjoy!
What are your favorite healthy grilling recipes? I’d love to know in the comments below!
Photo Credit: Heidi Geldhauser
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