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Soy-Free Teriyaki Chicken Skewers & Pineapple Fried Rice

This Soy-Free Teriyaki Chicken Skewers & Pineapple Fried Rice lets you have a delicious Asian meal without the soy or gluten. The teriyaki skewers are Paleo-friendly and the pineapple rice can be made Paleo if you use cauliflower rice or cassava orzo instead.

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Soy-Free Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Marinating time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 24 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs , sliced lengthwise into strips
  • tablespoons (14 g) ginger root, chopped
  • 3 green onions , roughly chopped
  • ½ cup (120 mL) pineapple juice
  • ½ cup (120 mL) soy-free teriyaki sauce (we used Primal Kitchen brand)
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) coconut aminos
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.5 g) red pepper flakes
  • 2 bamboo/wood skewers

Instructions

  • Slice each chicken thigh into 3 long strips, place in a plastic zip-top bag. Add in the ginger and green onion.
  • In a large liquid measuring cup, combine the pineapple juice, soy-free teriyaki, and coconut aminos. Mix, and then add to the bag with the chicken. Move everything around to combine. Seal the top and refrigerate for approximately 4 hours.
  • Heat your grill to medium heat, with a hot zone and a cool zone.
  • Skewer two pieces of chicken on each bamboo skewer. Lightly sprinkle the skewers with red pepper flakes for a little heat. You can omit if you don't like spicy foods or add more if you do.
  • Grill the skewers with the handle end over the cool zone and chicken over the hot zone for 2-3 minutes per side, until fully cooked. Medium heat will cook them a little more gently, which keeps the skewers from burning.
  • Serve with pineapple fried rice.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Soy-Free Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 215mg72%
Sodium 3648mg152%
Potassium 869mg25%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 311IU6%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Pineapple Fried Rice

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (585 g) cooked Jasmine rice, preferably made the day before
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) ghee, butter, or vegetable shortening, divided
  • ½ cup (64 g) carrots, small dice
  • ½ cup (58 g) onion, small dice
  • ½ cup (75 g) frozen green peas
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 2 large eggs , whisked
  • 1 cup (165 g) canned pineapple chunks
  • cup (80 mL) coconut aminos
  • 3 tablespoons (9 g) green onion, sliced for garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare the rice a day ahead of time (if you use freshly cooked rice, it will end up mushy; using leftover rice is ideal).
  • Heat a wok over high heat. Once heated, add 1 tablespoon ghee (or other cooking fat). Add the carrots and onion and stir-fry until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the frozen peas and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the rice to the wok, along with the remaining ghee/fat. Toss to combine.
  • While the fried rice is cooking, scramble the eggs in a separate pan. If you want to limit dishes, you can do this step first in the wok, and set aside.
  • Add the pineapple chunks to the fried rice, along with the coconut aminos. Continue to stir-fry.
  • Break the scrambled eggs into small pieces and add into the fried rice. Toss to combine. Serve, garnished with a little sliced green onion.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 499mg21%
Potassium 285mg8%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 3005IU60%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Asian Chicken Fried Pineapple Primal Palate Rice Teriyaki
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