I have finally found a way to get Chance, our 4-year-old, to eat chicken that isn’t pressed into a patty with who knows what else. I’m learning that Chance takes interest in things that are not “ordinary.” We usually eat dinner with a fork, so handing him chicken on a stick was the hook (and he bit!). I’ve made this recipe a number of times since our initial trial and can attest to how easy this is to make. I suggest marinating the chicken all day if you can. Throw it in the marinade first thing in the morning then string them onto kebab sticks right before grilling. I would liken the flavor to teriyaki but it isn’t sticky-sweet like teriyaki can usually be. It has a nice zesty zing because of the lime and am looking forward to warm summer nights grilling these puppies out on the patio. Perry gave 5 stars and this is why:
“These kebabs are tasty. There is no other way to describe it… Just absolutely tasty. There are three distinct flavors – sweet, salty and sour. Don’t get me wrong it isn’t overly sour just a subtle zing at the end, like how pineapple is sweet yet sour also. They have a lightness to them that had me going back for more.. and more. I give these five stars because they are so delicious and our little guy, Chance, even had a few.”
Serves: 4 Calories: 199/serving Time: marinade time: at least an hour cook time: 8 mins
- 3 tbsp soy sauce, we use reduced sodium
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp cilantro, divided
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, we use the tenders as I find it easier to trim and cut into little pieces
- Bamboo skewers
- Combine soy sauce, salt, pepper, honey, oil, garlic, lime juice, pepper flakes and 1 tbsp of cilantro in a large bowl.
- Trim chicken and cut into bite size pieces. Place the chicken into the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. We let ours sit for about 7 hours.
- If using wooden skewers soak in water for at minimum 10 minutes before letting them sit on the grill.
- String the chicken pieces onto the skewers (getting rid of the remaining marinade) and grill on each side for approximately 5-8 minutes.
- Garnish with the remaining 1 tbsp of cilantro.
- Serve and enjoy!
*Photo is an original belonging to me
*Original recipe found at http://www.budgetsavydiva.com