Grilled Thai Turkey Thighs (paleo, Whole30, low carb)

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Grill The Unexpected!

Move aside burgers. There’s a new grill staple in town! Living in Hawai’i it’s pretty much grilling season year round, so we like to keep things interesting. Turkey! So many different cuts; tenderloin, wings, breasts, ground, drumsticks! So. Many. Options. I actually had hard time to choosing which cut to highlight for this post for the National Turkey Federation. Turkey tenderloin medallions marinated in coconut aminos, ghee and rosemary, but then my grocer had these sexy looking thighs!

If you haven’t checked out the National Turkey Federation’s page ServeTurkey.org I highly recommend it. It’s has great nutritional facts, recipes, tips and explains the difference between conventional, organic and free range turkey.  The more you know, being an informed consumer is the first step in taking control of your health. For more recipes, videos and tips head to Serve Turkey Facebook Page! 

Turkey is a great, lean protein, high in zinc, iron and potassium; that takes on the flavors of seasonings and marinades.  A blank canvas in which to have fun with flavor combinations! Like this mango, basil, ginger number I whipped up tonight. Sweet and tangy notes really compliment the smoky grill flavor. Crispy, charred skin over juicy dark meat. These thighs were a huge hit with my family, and two thighs, which weighed about 3lbs, were enough protein to feed my family of three and we had leftovers!

 RECIPE VIDEO! 

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Grilled Thai Turkey Thighs (paleo, Whole30, low carb)
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1921 calories
65 g
316 g
131 g
127 g
21 g
968 g
5024 g
47 g
0 g
102 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
968g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1921
Calories from Fat 1157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 131g
201%
Saturated Fat 21g
107%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 18g
Monounsaturated Fat 84g
Cholesterol 316mg
105%
Sodium 5024mg
209%
Total Carbohydrates 65g
22%
Dietary Fiber 10g
41%
Sugars 47g
Protein 127g
Vitamin A
89%
Vitamin C
246%
Calcium
30%
Iron
76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 turkey thighs (they were about 3lbs)
  2. 1 mango
  3. 5 sprigs cilantro
  4. 3 sprigs basil
  5. 3 garlic cloves
  6. 2 tsp salt
  7. 1 tsp black pepper
  8. 1 tsp ginger powder
  9. 1/2 cup olive oil
  10. 1 lime
Instructions
  1. Mince your garlic, chop your basil, cilantro and mango.
  2. Mix in a bowl with your chicken thighs.
  3. Add in the seasonings. Mix well.
  4. Drizzle in olive oil. Cover and marinate for 4 hours or overnight.
  5. When ready to grill. Heat the grill on high heat.
  6. When it comes to temperature, place the thighs on the grill skin side down.
  7. Lower heat to medium heat. After 10 minutes, flip the thighs.
  8. Close the lid and cook for 20-30 minutes. Check the temperature every few minutes. If it gets higher than 400F, crack the lid open fora bit.
  9. Ready when internal temp reads 170F.
  10. Remove from grill, squeeze fresh lime over them! Boom.
  11. Great with pickled veggies, greens and cauliflower rice.
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calories
1921
fat
131g
protein
127g
carbs
65g
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