Honey Garlic Chicken Skewers
Tender pieces of marinated chicken cooked on a BBQ for a sweet and smoky flavour (it’s never too soon for a BBQ!)
Serves: 5-6 skewers
For the marinade:
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic – peeled and minced
1 tsp minced ginger
3 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp honey
For the skewers:
2 chicken breasts – (approx 350g/12.5 oz) chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 red bell pepper – chopped into large chunks
1 onion – peeled and sliced into squares
1 tbsp sesame seeds
Small bunch of coriander/cilantro – roughly torn
Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl.
Place the chicken in a bowl and pour on three-quarters of the marinade (save the rest for brushing on the chicken during cooking). Cover and place in the fridge for 1 hour (or up to a day).
Soak your skewers if they’re wooden ones (to prevent them from burning), or use metal skewers.
When you’re ready to cook, heat your BBQ or griddle until it’s very hot.
Thread a piece of chicken onto a skewer, followed by a chunk of red pepper, then a piece of chicken and a slice of onion. Repeat until you use up all the skewers and chicken. Discard any of the marinade left in the bowl.
Place the skewers on the BBQ or griddle and cook for 8-10 minutes until cooked through. Turn 3-4 times during cooking, and brush with the reserved marinade halfway through cooking. To check that the chicken is cooked, slice open the largest piece and make sure it’s not pink in the middle.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and coriander, then serve with salad and rice or potatoes.
Recipe credit: Kitchen Sanctuary