These quick and easy Asian Chicken Skewers with honey garlic sauce is sticky, sweet and savory and guaranteed crowd pleasers! Fire up the grill or cook them on the stovetop for a dish that the whole family will love.
For the skewers:
10 to 12wooden or metal skewersone skewer per chicken tender
1 1/2lbspre-cutuncooked chicken tenders
Salt and black pepper
2Tbspcooking oilwe use grapeseed oil for high heat cooking
For the sauce:
1/2cuplow-sodium chicken stock
1Tbspbrown sugarlight or dark
Prepare skewers: If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 15 minutes to prevent burning. Thread one chicken tender onto each skewer. Season on all sides with salt and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.
Make sauce: Combine garlic, chicken stock, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, and rice vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce begins to simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes to let the flavors come together. Whisk together water and cornstarch. Add to sauce while stirring. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes more. Set aside (or refrigerate for up to a week).
Cook chicken skewers: Prepare outdoor grill or place a grill pan over medium-high heat (if using stovetop).
Brush grill grates with cooking oil and place chicken skewers over direct heat.
Grill chicken on both sides until nearly cooked through (5 to 7 minutes, depending on thickness).
While chicken cooks, divide sauce in half, setting one half aside for serving.
Brush one half of sauce over both sides of chicken in the last 2 minutes of cooking.
Serve chicken skewers with remaining sauce for dipping. (We love these over rice with steamed broccoli on the side!)
Note: If you can't find pre-cut chicken tenders, buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts and slice into tenders.
Asian Chicken Skewers with Honey Garlic Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: America's Best 4th of July Desserts, Recipes and Sides