Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers

Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers
Staff Writer

Alice Currah

Thai Marinated Chicken Skewers

My kids cannot resist these tender, juicy Asian-inspired chicken skewers. The combination of ginger, cardamom, and curry, sweetened by brown sugar, is sweet, savory, and bold! Serve them with a side of peanut-coconut sauce and your taste buds will thank you. 

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For the chicken

Soak 24 wooden skewers in ice-cold water for 15 minutes to prevent them from burning; then set aside.

Place the chicken in a medium bowl. To make the marinade, whisk all the next 8 ingredients together in a separate bowl. Pour the marinade over the chicken and massage the meat with your hands for 1 minute to coat the cubes well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or as long as overnight.

Spray a grill rack with nonstick cooking spray and set the heat to high or use a grill pan. Thread 6-8 chicken cubes onto each skewer. When the grill is ready, cook the chicken for 8-10 minutes, turning the skewers over halfway through. Remove the skewers from the grill and allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Serve the Peanut-Coconut Sauce alongside.

Peanut-Coconut Sauce

Combine the coconut milk, peanut butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, and red curry paste in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Calories per serving:

524 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 34g 52%
  • Carbs 17g 6%
  • Saturated 15g 73%
  • Fiber 1g 5%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 39g 79%
  • Cholesterol 109mg 36%
  • Sodium 667mg 28%
  • Calcium 53mg 5%
  • Magnesium 90mg 23%
  • Potassium 607mg 17%
  • Iron 3mg 19%
  • Zinc 2mg 13%
  • Phosphorus 392mg 56%
  • Vitamin A 41µg 5%
  • Vitamin C 2mg 3%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 9%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 11%
  • Niacin (B3) 18mg 92%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 49%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 23µg 6%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 10%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 4µg 5%
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