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Chicken skewers smothered in honey sriracha marinade – deliciously fun weeknight dinner!

Preparing the marinade and chicken the night before will save you lots of time on a busy weeknight. It’ll only take minutes to get the dinner on the table.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Skewers

Incredibly easy and adaptable, this sweet and spicy chicken skewers recipe will sure satisfy everyone's hunger!

Ingredients

For sauce:

  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha, Note 1:
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon freshly grated ginger, or fresh ginger paste
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed

For chicken:

  • 1.5 lb chicken breast, skinless
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or olive oil spray
  • Chopped cilantro, for serving
  • 10 wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes

Instructions

  • To make the marinade, in a small bowl, whisk together honey, olive oil, Sriracha, soy sauce, ginger and garlic.
  • Cut the chicken into small cubes, about 1-inch.
  • To marinade the chicken, place the chicken in a ziplock bag and pour in the marinade. Squeeze out as much air as possible and zip the bag. Marinate for at least an hour, or overnight in the fridge.
  • Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes. This prevents the skewers from burning.
  • To cook the chicken, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Thread the marinated chicken cubes in the skewers, about 4-5 pieces on each.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil, drizzle olive oil and arrange the chicken skewers on it.
  • Bake the chicken skewers until fully cooked, about 15 minutes, turning half way through.
  • Serve with fresh cilantro.

Notes

Note 1: Adjust Sriracha amount to your taste. If you’re sensitive to heat, start with ½ tablespoon and go from there.
Grilling Instructions: Preheat the grill to medium high. Place the skewers on grill, and cook until chicken is cooked through, turning them frequently with a kitchen tong, 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 253kcal, Carbohydrates: 21.9g, Protein: 26.7g, Fat: 6.6g, Cholesterol: 82.7mg, Sodium: 703.3mg, Sugar: 18.9g
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Continue Reading for additional tips and serving suggestions.

Ingredients for Chicken Skewers:

  • Chicken – You can totally use dark cuts for this recipe, but I usually use boneless, skinless chicken breast, because it cooks fast!
  • Garlic and ginger add so much flavor to this chicken dish. 
  • Honey is also essential ingredient for the sauce. I highly recommend using raw honey, as it’s more flavorful and natural. (Did you know regular commercial honey in the grocery stores is more honey-flavored corn syrup than honey? Check out the ingredient list!)
  • Soy sauce – I use regular Kikkoman’s All-Purpose soy sauce. This informative article talks about different types of soy sauce
  • Sriracha adds that nice kick! But as mentioned above, you can completely omit it to keep it kid-friendly.
  • Garnishes, like lime and cilantro, add great flavor, but completely optional.

How to make chicken skewers:

Honestly, this’s hardly a recipe. I basically mix a quick marinade (omit sriracha, if you’re cooking for kids), marinate the chicken pieces in the said sauce and bake, or grill, or air-fry them!

What to serve with sweet & spicy chicken:

These chicken skewers are so versatile and pairs perfectly with pretty much anything.

Here’re my top suggestions: