Asian Chicken Skewers Recipe

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Asian Chicken Skewers Recipe

Asian Chicken Skewers Recipe

Asian Chicken Skewers Recipe

Asian Chicken Skewers Recipe

These chicken skewers are made with soy sauce, ginger and brown sugar; here soy sauce is the main ingredient and provides a base for the recipe to which you can add as many other ingredients as you like to give it an authentic Asian touch; Preparation is easy and takes only 10 minutes with the ingredients you can easily find at the Asian section of the local super markets.

Recipe Info:

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Preparation time: 35 mins (marinating time included)
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons olive/sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium is preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine (or use Japanese cooking wine)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed is preferred, optional)

Rinse the chicken under running water; pat with paper towels until dry; using a sharp knife cut each chicken breast into 1 inch cubes.

In a large bowl combine ¼ teaspoon white pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves, ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon lemon juice if you are using. Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste it and adjust seasonings and its quantities as you go.

Pour the marinade in a reseal-able plastic food-storage bag or in a zip lock bag; add chicken to the marinade and toss to coat; seal the bag; make sure to squeeze out the air before sealing. Keep in the refrigerator and let it marinate for 30 minutes at least.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat; lightly coat the grate with oil.

Take 7-8 preferred skewers; take marinated chicken out of fridge; discard the marinade; stick a skewer through the middle of each chicken piece; adjust the pieces together; distribute chicken evenly between the skewers.

Place skewers on the hot grill; cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping chicken once after every 3 minutes until both sides browned and chicken cooked through.

Remove from the grill once done; slide them off the skewers to a serving platter; garnish with sesame seeds and thinly sliced scallions if you like; serve hot over rice or noodles accompanied by a light salad.

Notes & Tips:

  • Any part of the chicken can be used for this recipe.
  • Grilling time varies according to the thickness of the chicken.
  • For a variation use turkey or pork for this recipe.
  • If you are using wooden skewers soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling.
  • You can use hot sauce instead of red pepper flakes.
  • Add as many vegetables as you like to the skewers along with chicken.
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