A yummy gluten free marinade that is awesome for chicken skewers, or just marinated chicken with rice and veggies


As impossible as it was to find gluten-free soy sauce when we lived in Chile, we didn’t make many Chinese dishes.  However, while watching a recent episode of ‘Kitchen Boss’ on TLC, we found out that tamari sauce was naturally gluten-free.  Again, this didn’t seem to exist in Santiago, but we picked up a bottle when we had holidays in Australia so we could test out this recipe.  Turned out really yummy with chicken, some toasted sesame seeds and chopped scallions on top, coconut rice and veggies.  

I’ve made this marinade so many times since that first time.  The most memorable was when I tried to use our BBQ with some honey tamari marinated chicken … and it caught on fire.  Mind you, this was just after I had a fire in our oven when I tried to coat some fries with coconut oil and use a tray with holes in it, and the coconut oil dropped onto the element and caught alight.  It was not a great cooking adventure, but all of the food turned out ok, so all’s well that ends well I guess!

Anyway, this marinade is great on chicken.  Haven’t really tried it on any other meats, so if you do, please let me know how you go!


Honey tamari marinade

Servings 6


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tamari sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Add pepper to taste and whisk to combine.
  3. Add chicken, beef or other meat to the marinade until completely coated.
  4. Either cook straight away or cover and chill for a few hours to marinate.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Buddy Valastro