Honey, Lime, and Sriracha Chicken Skewers

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I decided to make some sweet and spicy Asian chicken skewers for dinner. I found a terrific recipe on Once Upon a Chef that looked delicious. I adapted it a bit so it wouldn’t be too spicy for my kids. I marinated the pieces of chicken, skewered them, then cooked them in my grill pan. I served a little bit of the reserved marinade as a sauce over the cooked skewers. The meat was tender and flavorful – I loved the marinade. The skewers were a big hit with everyone and we gobbled them all up – no leftovers. This chicken paired nicely with the Sesame Garlic Wilted Spinach.

Combine the honey, soy sauce, lime juice, oil, lime zest, garlic, ginger, and sriracha sauce together in a bowl. Blend with an immersion blender until creamy. Remove 2 tablespoons of marinade to a dish;set aside for later use. Add the pieces of trimmed chicken to the marinade; mix until evenly coated. Seal with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator to marinate for 6-24 hours.

Remove the chicken from the refrigerator 15 minutes prior to cooking. Thread the pieces of chicken onto skewers, folding the pieces in half if they are long and thin. Heat a large grill pan, that’s been coated in cooking spray, over medium high heat. Add the chicken skewers to the HOT pan. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 8-10 minutes. Flip the skewers and continue cooking for another 8-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the pan and place on a serving plate. Sprinkle the top with fresh cilantro and serve with the reserved marinade. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Honey, Lime, and Sriracha Chicken Skewers

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 6-24 hour marinating time

Cook Time: 18-20 min.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon lime zest, from half of a lime
2 small garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tsp Sriracha sauce (more, to taste, if you want it spicier)
1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 2-inch chunks
2 tbsp chopped cilantro, plus more for garnishing platter

Directions:

Combine the honey, soy sauce, lime juice, oil, lime zest, garlic, ginger, and sriracha sauce together in a bowl. Blend with an immersion blender until creamy. Remove 2 tablespoons of marinade to a dish;set aside for later use. Add the pieces of trimmed chicken to the marinade; mix until evenly coated. Seal with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator to marinate for 6-24 hours.

Remove the chicken from the refrigerator 15 minutes prior to cooking. Thread the pieces of chicken onto skewers, folding the pieces in half if they are long and thin. Heat a large grill pan, that's been coated in cooking spray, over medium high heat. Add the chicken skewers to the HOT pan. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 8-10 minutes. Flip the skewers and continue cooking for another 8-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the pan and place on a serving plate. Sprinkle the top with fresh cilantro and serve with the reserved marinade. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Once Upon a Chef

 

 

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15 Responses to “Honey, Lime, and Sriracha Chicken Skewers”

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    Becki's Whole Life — January 16, 2014 @ 3:15 am

    I love skwered chicken and so does my family. The Asian flavors sound great and I love the sweet heat!

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    Kim in MD — January 16, 2014 @ 5:37 am

    I couldn’t wait to see what you served with the spinach. This chicken looks amazing, and I have everything to make it for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing, Pam!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — January 16, 2014 @ 6:26 am

    No, I have no problem leaving comments on your blog, Pam.
    These skewers look mouthwatering!

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    Larry — January 16, 2014 @ 6:41 am

    They look and sound delicious Pam – I know I would enjoy these flavors.

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    Susan — January 16, 2014 @ 11:39 am

    Perfect combination of marinade for this delicious dish.

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    Joanne — January 16, 2014 @ 2:36 pm

    Sweet, spicy, tangy…this marinade seriously have everything!

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    Jovina Coughlin — January 16, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

    This would make a great food to serve at my superbowl party.

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    Mantitlement — January 16, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

    This looks like a great appetizer- I have a party coming up soon, I’ll have to try these!

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — January 16, 2014 @ 7:19 pm

    I love all the ingredients, sounds like a great way to serve chicken.

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — January 16, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

    I tried to leave a comment yesterday or the day before but couldn’t. Seems to be working now!

    The skewers look delicious!

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    Blond Duck — January 16, 2014 @ 8:15 pm

    It’s working now!

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    Catherine — January 16, 2014 @ 8:23 pm

    Pam, This would be a hit in my house too. I am not surprised no leftovers. this sounds wonderful and I am sure the spinach went perfect. Blessings, Catherine xo

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    Jenn — January 17, 2014 @ 4:29 am

    These sound wonderful… of course I’m a sucker for anything with Sriracha, but still… YUM!!!!

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    Deb — February 1, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

    I love cooking with skewers! This looks like a great appetizer for a Super Bowl Party! :)

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    John — April 14, 2014 @ 2:42 am

    Looking spicy chicken :)

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