These grilled easy Sticky Chicken skewers are bursting with flavor. They are the perfect summer-time food!
Easy Sticky Chicken Skewers
My family and friends LOVE these easy sticky chicken skewers. The sauce has sweet, Asian-inspired flavors and when you grill it, the chicken gets all sticky and caramelized.
When you grill these skewers, the aromas will blow you away! You can smell every ounce of flavor that is coating the chicken. You’ll instantly become hungry. It’s one of our all time favorite grilled chicken breast recipes.
Sticky Grilled Chicken
I usually make this chicken kabob recipes when we go on vacation to Ocean City, NJ. Our condo is right on the boardwalk and the aromas of this easy sticky chicken recipe waft across the boardwalk. People are always stopping to ask what we’re making.
The Secret to this Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes
The secret to this easy sticky chicken recipe is the sauce. It’s layer upon layer of flavors. Just like my Crock Pot Sticky Chicken, this recipe is full of Asian flavor.
This is one of my favorite healthy grilled chicken recipes. Because the sauce is so flavorful, you really don’t need a lot of it. Garlic, onion and fresh ginger are the aromatics. They’re combined with soy sauce, sesame oil and vinegar. For a sweetness, there’s ketchup and brown sugar.
Chicken Kabob Recipes
The best part about this recipe is you can make the marinade a day or two ahead of time. In fact, I think it’s better if you do. It gives the sauce time to cool down and for all of the flavors to become one with each other.
A few hours before I’m ready to grill, I’ll put the chicken breast in the bag and make sure it all gets evenly coated. Then I keep it in the fridge until I’m ready to grill.
Tips for Making Sticky Grilled Chicken
- You can use chicken breast or thighs in this recipe.
- If you’re using bamboo skewers, make sure you soak them in water for at least 20 minutes. This will prevent them from burning when you grill them.
- If you use thinly sliced chicken, these kabobs grill up in no time.
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Easy Sticky Chicken Skewers
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken - cut into chunks
- 8 cloves garlic - minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger - grated
- ¼ cup onion - minced
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ¾ cup ketchup
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Bamboo or metal skewers
- If using bamboo skewers, soak skewers in water for at least 20 minutes. This will prevent the skewers from burning on the grill.
- Heat vegetable oil in medium saucepan. Add onions and saute until soft and translucent, about 7 minutes.
- Add garlic and ginger and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes; Remove from heat and cool sauce completely. (This step can be completed 1-2 days ahead of time.)
- Place chicken in a resealable bag and pour half of the sauce over chicken; reserve remaining sauce for basting.
- Close bag and knead to ensure all chicken is coated in sauce. Refrigerate for 6 hours to overnight.
- Remove chicken from marinade and throw marinade away.
- Thread chicken onto the skewers.
- Spray grill lightly with cooking spray and preheat grill on medium high.
- Place chicken on grill and grill until well browned on one side, about 5 – 7 minutes.
- Turn chicken and baste with sauce.
- Grill another 5 to 7 minutes. Turn and baste again.
- Continue grilling until well caramelized and the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- Remove chicken and serve with reserved sauce.
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- When a recipe call for House Seasoning Blend, you can use this recipe or substitute salt and pepper to taste.
- I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
- I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat. This one is my favorite.
- When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.
- The nutritional information provided in this recipe is an estimate. Learn more on how I calculate nutritional information for my recipes.