Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers

Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers
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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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8
Servings
375
Calories Per Serving
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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
  • 2 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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
198mg
66%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
57g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
100µg
14%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
54mg
5%
Choline, total
209mg
49%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
77mg
24%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
18mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
473mg
68%
Selenium, Se
57µg
100%
Sodium, Na
685mg
46%
Water
125g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Thai Shopping Tip

To find the ingredients you need to cook Southeast Asian cuisine, try to find specialty grocery stores in the Asian neighborhoods in your town.

Thai Cooking Tip

Southeast Asian Cuisine is about the balance of flavors between sweet and sour; hot and mild. When working with Asian chiles, the smaller ones are usually spicier. Handle with caution and care.