Easy Grilled Chicken Skewers Recipe

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These grilled chicken skewers are easy and have the sweet flavor of orange marmalade marinade, smokiness of grilling. Then when you pair with the zestiness of the sesame dip and grilled vegetables you have created a divinely, scrumptious dinner.  

Easy Grilled Chicken Skewers

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time1 hr 10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

 6 Chicken Breasts or if you prefer Chicken Thighs about 12
 ¼ cup Lemon Juice
 1 cup Marmalade - Orange or any flavor you prefer
 1 cup Chicken Broth
 1 tbsp Lemon Rind Grated
 ½ tsp Salt
 ¼ tsp Pepper
 ½ cup Honey
 ¼ cup Ground Mustard
 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
 2 tbsp Roasted Sesame
 8 Bamboo Skewers

Method
1

Cut chicken breast lengthwise into 1-inch strips, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then set aside.

2

In a medium bowl whisk together lemon juice, chicken broth, lemon peel, and marmalade.

3

Pour marinade into a ziplock baggie and add chicken.  Seal ziplock baggie and massage the marinade into the chicken for a minute.  Refrigerate for 1-4 hours, turn the bag occasionally. Place the wooden skewers in water for about ½ hour.

4

Prepare dipping sauce – In a small bowl add honey, mustard, mayonnaise, and sesame seeds.  Stir until all ingredients are combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

5

Drain the chicken and discard remaining marinade.  Thread chickens strips on prepared wooden skewers.

6

Preheat grill and spray with a non-stick spray.  Then place skewers on a grill.  Cover, and grill on medium heat for about 10 to 12 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle. Turn occasionally for even cooking.

7

Serve with prepared dipping sauce and enjoy!

Ingredients

 6 Chicken Breasts or if you prefer Chicken Thighs about 12
 ¼ cup Lemon Juice
 1 cup Marmalade - Orange or any flavor you prefer
 1 cup Chicken Broth
 1 tbsp Lemon Rind Grated
 ½ tsp Salt
 ¼ tsp Pepper
 ½ cup Honey
 ¼ cup Ground Mustard
 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
 2 tbsp Roasted Sesame
 8 Bamboo Skewers

Directions

Method
1

Cut chicken breast lengthwise into 1-inch strips, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then set aside.

2

In a medium bowl whisk together lemon juice, chicken broth, lemon peel, and marmalade.

3

Pour marinade into a ziplock baggie and add chicken.  Seal ziplock baggie and massage the marinade into the chicken for a minute.  Refrigerate for 1-4 hours, turn the bag occasionally. Place the wooden skewers in water for about ½ hour.

4

Prepare dipping sauce – In a small bowl add honey, mustard, mayonnaise, and sesame seeds.  Stir until all ingredients are combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

5

Drain the chicken and discard remaining marinade.  Thread chickens strips on prepared wooden skewers.

6

Preheat grill and spray with a non-stick spray.  Then place skewers on a grill.  Cover, and grill on medium heat for about 10 to 12 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle. Turn occasionally for even cooking.

7

Serve with prepared dipping sauce and enjoy!

Easy Grilled Chicken Skewers Recipe

8 Comments

  1. Vicki Belanger April 11, 2019 at 3:10 am

    These will definitely be tried this summer – maybe on the grill! They sound so yummy!

    Reply
    1. Midwest Recipes April 11, 2019 at 3:44 pm

      I use my grill year around! There are just somethings that you need to grill outside.

      Reply
  2. Sheila Yale April 10, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Hey Linda Jean! I love me a recipe blog and you’re already bringing out some I didn’t know. Bravo, girlfriend! Just one thought. You have such great colorful images in your steps and wondered what you thought about using the colored ones in your headings and Pinterest images? I am glad you show the steps because I am very visual. Can’t wait to see more!

    Reply
    1. Midwest Recipes April 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      Hi Sheila! Thanks for the compliment on the images! I want all the best to be inside the post and a teaser on the outside. Hope that makes sense. I am still trying to figure out my Pinterest branding though so thanks for the advice!

      Reply
  3. Tammy Staley April 10, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Ooooo, these sound so delicious! I love anything orange but unfortunately, I will have to find a keto version of the marmalade.Or just cheat a bit and enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    1. Midwest Recipes April 11, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      In reality, most of the flavor is absorbed in the meat during the marinading process and very little remains after cooking them. I think the little that remains is fine for a keto diet.

      Reply
  4. Lana April 10, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    These look and sound so yummy!! I love quick and easy chicken recipes!

    Reply

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