Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers

Alice Currah

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 3 Pounds  skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 Cup  cup soy sauce
  • 3  Tablespoons  firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons  fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons  oil
  • 1 Tablespoon  curry powder
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon  finely minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  ground cardamom

Peanut-Coconut Sauce

  • One   13.50-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1/4 Cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 Cup  firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon  soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon  red curry paste

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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Directions

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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

524 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:

26%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 271g 416%
  • Carbs 135g 45%
  • Saturated 118g 588%
  • Fiber 9g 38%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 102g
  • Monounsaturated 91g
  • Polyunsaturated 44g
  • Protein 314g 629%
  • Cholesterol 871mg 290%
  • Sodium 5,333mg 222%
  • Calcium 425mg 43%
  • Magnesium 723mg 181%
  • Potassium 4,860mg 139%
  • Iron 28mg 154%
  • Zinc 16mg 107%
  • Phosphorus 3,138mg 448%
  • Vitamin A 327µg 36%
  • Vitamin C 15mg 25%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 74%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 85%
  • Niacin (B3) 148mg 740%
  • Vitamin B6 8mg 393%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 185µg 46%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 77%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 17mg 84%
  • Vitamin K 30µg 37%
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