Spiced Honey-Orange Chicken Skewers

June 10, 2015

Author Notes: These chicken skewers are packed with flavor and fun to eat. The sauce serves as a basis for a marinade, baste, and dipping sauce. inpatskitchen

Makes: 4 skewers


For the honey-orange sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, grated on a microplane or put through a garlic press
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the skewers:

  • 1 1/4 cups honey-orange sauce, divided (recipe above)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 4 metal or wood skewers (soak wood skewers in water for at least 30 minutes)
  • Sambal oelek, to taste (optional)
In This Recipe


For the honey-orange sauce:

  1. Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan, bring up to a boil, and then simmer until reduced to 1 1/4 cups. Cool to room temperature.

For the skewers:

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the the honey-orange sauce with the mayonnaise. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Cut each chicken breast half into 3 strips lengthwise. (Alternatively, you can cut the chicken into 1 to 1 1/2-inch cubes)
  3. Stir the vegetable oil into the remaining 1 cup of sauce. Place the chicken and 1/2 cup of the vegetable oil-sauce mixture into a zippered freezer bag and squish to coat the chicken pieces. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 4 hours.
  4. When ready to grill, heat your grill to medium. Thread the chicken pieces on the skewers and grill until the chicken is done, using the remaining vegetable oil-sauce mixture to baste as you grill. Serve with the dipping sauce. (Add more sambal oelek to the dipping sauce if you want more heat.)

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