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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.

Ingredient notes:

  • 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 this recipe:

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/or air-fry them.

What to serve with sweet & spicy chicken:

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

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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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