Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer: Thai Grilled Chicken

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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!

Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer

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.

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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!).

A steak with smoke on the grill.

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.

Go here to get a special deal on your first box!

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Grilled seafood more your jam? A couple of my top picks for sustainable, wild seafood delivery are Wild Alaskan Company and Thrive Market's seafood box. All Wild Alaskan 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. Get $15 off your first order.

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.

For 25% off your first order from Thrive Market + a free gift, click here!

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Alright, let's go to the recipes, shall we?

Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer

The Best Steak Marinade Recipe for Grilling
This steak marinade recipe for grilling is delicious, simple and versatile. It works on any cut of steak and it will WOW everyone you serve it to!
Check out this recipe
A piece of bone-in ribeye steak on a cutting board cut in slices cooked medium rare.
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Vegan Grilled Spiced Tofu Kebabs
These Vegan Grilled Spiced Tofu Kebabs with an Herb Yogurt Sauce from Lauren Caris Cooks are perfect for vegans and meat eaters alike! The texture of crispy tofu compliments the soft grilled vegetables, while the spicy tofu balances out with an herby, cool yogurt sauce.
Check out this recipe
Tofu kebabs on a slate background
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Grilled Corn Summer Salad with Peaches, Tomatoes, Burrata + Arugula Pesto
This grilled corn summer salad with pesto sauce is a seasonal twist on classic corn tomato salad using fresh corn, juicy peaches, creamy burrata and arugula pesto. Wow your guests with this healthy, delicious salad, the perfect side dish for your next BBQ.
Check out this recipe
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Grilled Smashed Potato Salad with Chive Lemon Yogurt
If you're looking for a healthy and DELICIOUS summer salad recipe, this Grilled Smashed Potato Salad is it. The potatoes are boiled, gently smashed, then grilled for tons of extra flavor. They're tossed with some greens and an easy to make lemony yogurt and chive dressing. It's delish vegetarian + gluten-free side dish everyone will love!
Check out this recipe
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Thai Grilled Chicken
This Thai Grilled Chicken recipe is a fun twist on BBQ chicken with a bright and tangy Thai marinade. Thai chicken is easy, healthy and bursting with flavor, the perfect American meets Thai food recipe for summer grilling.
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Easy Grilled Shrimp Skewers
These Easy Grilled Shrimp Skewers are the best for summer grilling or roasting! Marinated in a flavorful seasoning and cooked along with vegetables, they’re a quick way to eat a healthy dinner.
Check out this recipe
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Grilled Zucchini Boats Loaded with White Bean Salad
These Grilled Zucchini Boats Loaded With White Bean Salad are a delicious yet simple vegetarian recipe for hot summer days! A healthy, easy-to-make zucchini recipe that can be served as a low-cal starter or a light main course!
Check out this recipe
Grilled zucchini boats on a table.
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Baked Miso Salmon with Ponzu + Lentils
This baked miso salmon recipe with ponzu sauce and lentils is quick and easy to make, plus super healthy! Gluten free and full of delicious Asian flavor.
Check out this recipe
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Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Mascarpone
Grilled peaches are a terrific fruity and refreshing dessert to offer up during grilling season. Mouthwateringly juicy and glossy, and with a slightly caramelized flavor, my grilled peaches recipe features a divinely sweet and creamy vanilla mascarpone filling as a bit of a “gourmet” topper, plus some toasted hazelnuts for crunch!
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Grilled peaches with creamy vanilla mascarpone filling on a cast iron pan.
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Thai Grilled Chicken (& More Healthy Grilling Recipes)

Servings: 4 servings
This Thai grilled chicken recipe is bursting with tangy and bright flavors and comes together easily. Plus, many more healthy summer grilling recipes that are perfect for the BBQ.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins



  • 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!


If you don't have a gas grill, follow the instructions for grilling chicken on your charcoal grill. Or you can use a cast-iron skillet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: gluten free, grilled chicken dinner recipe, healthy chicken marinade, thai grilled chicken
Author: Root + Revel Collective


Calories: 206kcal

What are your favorite healthy grilling recipes? I'd love to know in the comments below!

8 thoughts on “Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer: Thai Grilled Chicken”

  1. I don’t think I’m quite ready to start thinking about Labor Day and the end of summer.
    But when I do, I’ll be coming back to that steak and those peaches!

  2. What a mouthwatering collection – how can one choose?! 😉

    I’m really curious about the grilled peaches, I will have to give that a go with coconut whipped cream or nice cream!

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