At our home, we all love chicken cooked on the grill. This recipe for barbecue chicken skewers has quickly become our preferred method for grilling chicken. It calls for boneless, skinless chicken thighs which are half the price of B/S chicken breasts and so much more tasty in my opinion. The sauce is simple to mix up on the stove with ketchup, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, freshly grated ginger, lime juice and lime zest. The lime and fresh ginger add a distinctive though subtle flavor to the sauce, so grab a lime and a piece of ginger root at the grocery if you intend to make this recipe. These cook up so juicy and tender, you're not going to believe it.
It takes a few minutes to load the pre-soaked wood skewers with chicken, but it doesn't take these long to cook once on the grill. These mouthwatering skewers were ideal served with baked potatoes, a fresh broccoli salad, and corn on the cob. Why don't you dream up your best-loved side-dishes and plan your next cook-out?
Start the sauce on the stove.
Juice the limes. I doubled the recipe, as usual.
The micro-plane makes quick work of lime zesting.
Cut each thigh in thirds.
Pour the sauce over and let them marinade in the fridge for a while.
Load up the skewers.
"That one's mine, right? Thought so!"
Barbecue Chicken Skewers
- 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 12 wood skewers
Sauce (double this if you want additional sauce for dipping):
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 lime juiced and zested
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
(Soak the skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning.)
Place all the ingredients for the sauce in a small pan. Bring to a boil then simmer for a couple minutes. Allow to cool.
Cut each thigh into three pieces. Place in a bowl. Pour the sauce over the chicken and allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes...longer is better.
Thread the chicken onto the skewers.
Grill until done.