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Chinese Street Cart Chicken Skewers

September  4, 2019
Photo by Three Hungry Bellies
Author Notes

If you ever took a walk down 8th ave in Brooklyn or Flushing, Queens you would see at least one metal cart selling chicken kabobs. They are cooked on a grill, seasoned to perfection, always tender & juicy! I created a blend of spices to replicate the infamous Chinese chicken kabobs & its perfect. Just in case you can't find the spices near you I linked where you can find it at the end of post on threehungrybellies.com —Three Hungry Bellies

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Makes 10 - 12 skewers
Ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked bourbon toragashi
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Start by soaking a couple of skewers in some water. You do this just so that the wood doesn't burn when you cook them. I find that just a couple minutes is good enough.
  2. Cut up the chicken thighs into medium sized pieces. You should get around 6 -8 pieces per thigh.
  3. Now you can start pushing the chicken pieces through the skewer. I normally do about 5 - 7 pieces per skewer.
  4. Once you are ready to cook get your heaviest pan on a medium high flame with a little bit of oil and start searing those babies up. It will take about 3 minutes per side. I sometimes do it a little longer so I get the crunchy bits.
  5. When they are all done, sprinkle with scallions or sesame seeds. Totally optional but I love both so I sprinkle them on!

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