Grilled Chicken Thighs {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

Grilled Chicken Thighs {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

 A Grilled Chicken Thighs recipe that is both gluten free, dairy free and incredibly tender thanks to this awesome citrusy marinade. Easy and quick to make too! 

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Ready for another grilling recipe? As I mentioned in my last post, now that I have temporary access to the grill I’m getting as much use out of it as possible. To switch up the food groups this time I’m grilling with chicken instead of fish.

After years of fearing chicken thighs I am officially ready to bid farewell to tough and dry chicken breasts and welcome tender and juicy chicken thighs with open arms. I had one bad experience years ago – when I was trying to finely chop raw thighs and finding it increasingly difficult not to gag and that turned me off to them for years. Now that I’m finally giving them a chance again, I see what I’ve been missing all these years. I will admit they aren’t exactly appetizing to look at in raw form, and I wouldn’t want to spend too much hands on time with them, but for grilling they’re perfect. Rub the marinade all around and just toss them on the grill.

In this recipe I used a ginger citrus seasoning, which mom and I happened to find at Home Goods. Yep, the same store that sells home furnishings has also got an entire aisle dedicated to food products and they carry some great spice mixes.

Not sure why, but I just can’t help loving the checkerboard pattern of grill marks on my food. Maybe because it always means the warm weather has finally come around and it’s time for summer outfits, sun-kissed freckled faces, and longer daylight hours?

So look no further for summer chicken recipes. I’ve got you covered with this one.

What’s your go to chicken on the grill recipe? What spices do you add? 

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Here are some helpful kitchen tools for this recipe:

Victoria Taylor’s Ginger Citrus Gourmet Rub Seasoning 2.8 Oz Tin (Pack of 2) – seriously an amazing spice mix that can be used to marinate and flavor all kinds of things. LOVE this one, and it you’ve got a Home Goods near by you can find it there!
Lodge Logic L8SGP3 Pre-Seasoned Square Grill Pan, 10.5-inch – no outdoor grill? No problem – use a grill pan instead, it won’t come out exactly the same but it’s a great alternative!

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Yields 4

Grilled Chicken Thighs

Grilled Chicken Thighs in an Asian Marinade

25 minsPrep Time

12 minsCook Time

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  • 1.3 pounds chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon ginger citrus seasoning


  1. Combine lemon juice, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and ginger citrus seasoning in a large bowl.
  2. Add chicken thighs, mix well with your hands to rub the marinade into the chicken and let sit for 15-30 minutes.
  3. Grill for 5-7 on each side.


Calories: 255 per serving cal

This recipe has been shared on Gluten Free Wednesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday

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  1. says

    There is nothing better than grilling in the summer…the food tastes better, your neighbors are jealous, your kitchen stays cool, and there is a lot less to clean up! I’m always looking for ways to dress up chicken, so will definitely give this a try!

    • Vicky says

      Grilling really is just perfect for the summer! I’ve found that chicken thighs especially become very tender and juicy after being cooked on the grill!

    • Vicky says

      Thanks – this recipe really is so simple and feel free to use one of your favorite spice mixes instead of the ginger citrus seasoning I used.

  2. Ashley says

    I’ve never seen ginger-citrus seasoning before (Maybe I just haven’t looked closely enough!)…
    What kind do you use?
    Is there a way to make your own?

    Thanks! This recipe looks delicious!! Can’t wait to try!

    • Vicky says

      Wow thanks so much for letting me know – I am seriously appalled by this. I contacted them and they emailed back saying they took the photo down.

  3. says

    I live in an apartment and have no grill available. This sounds fantastic and would love to cook for my family. There has to be a way I could make this in the oven. PLEASE REPLY!

    • Vicky says

      So happy to hear how excited you are about this recipe! I am sure you could broil this in your oven for 10 minutes per side. Just keep an eye on the chicken so that is does not burn and add in a few additional mins if it is a bit undercooked still.

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