|6-8||boneless, skinless chicken thighs|
|4||tbsp tamari or coconut aminos|
|2||tbsp gluten-free oyster sauce (see note below)|
|1||tsp white (or black) pepper|
|½||tsp red chili pepper flakes|
|½||tsp sesame seeds (roasted)|
|½||tsp ginger (grated or powder are fine)|
Finding Paleo-friendly oyster sauce is possible, but sometimes difficult. The best sauces I’ve found have been at Korean markets, but the labels are usually in in Korean (the ingredients, thankfully, are not). If you can’t find any, it’s okay – it’s not a dealbreaker. If you don’t want to use honey, you can grate half an apple and add that instead. Also, mirin is rice wine, so I’m not sure how that falls into the Paleo spectrum. I figure it’s the same as having an occasional sip of beer – especially since this recipe only calls for 1 tbsp (which is spread out among 6-8 chicken pieces), so I think it’s harmless for anyone that’s strictly grain-free. Okay, enough caveats, let’s do some cooking.
Mix the ingredients together and add them to a ziploc bag of the chicken thighs; marinate for 2-4 hours. Remove the chicken and retain the marinade.
Grill the chicken on direct heat on medium for 5 minutes, then move to indirect heat for 5 more minutes. Flip the chicken and put it back on direct heat for another 5 minutes.
Check the internal temperature; if it’s 160 degrees, you’re ready to eat. Otherwise, continue to cook on indirect heat and check the temperature every five minutes.