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Honey Garlic Chicken Skewers

A savory and sweet marinade and baste makes these easy honey garlic chicken skewers perfect for cookouts!

More skewers! Today we’ll have even more skewers for some summer fun. A couple weeks ago I posted Sriracha shrimp skewers to start it off and we’re continuing the fun today. So here’s another recipe in the honey garlic series. If you can’t get enough of the sauce, scroll down for a list of the full series.

A savory and sweet marinade and baste makes these easy honey garlic chicken skewers perfect for cookouts!

As usual it’s only five ingredients to make this happen and less than 30 minutes of cooking time to enjoy the food. There is some time for marinating but I like to think of that as downtime in cooking. Go mingle with your cookout guests, prep something else or do whatever makes you happy.

So let’s start cooking!

A savory and sweet marinade and baste makes these easy honey garlic chicken skewers perfect for cookouts!

I used four boneless, skinless chicken breasts here. Trim off any excess fat and cube them big. You’ll want skewers that’ll looks like you’re getting your money’s worth so we want thick, juicy slabs of meat. Try to cut them the same size though so you’ll get even cooking all around.

Then it’s off to marinating and some downtime. You could skip this step if you’re pressed for time, it just might not be as flavorful.

A savory and sweet marinade and baste makes these easy honey garlic chicken skewers perfect for cookouts!

Our goal is to caramelize all the honey in the sauce while cooking so we get that gorgeous sear. So on top of marinating these babies, we’re gonna baste them in the sauce too. I split the sauce into two for this reason, half for the marinade and half for basting.

You should have with some gorgeous chicken skewers which will go nicely with some lime juice. Juice it up! I ended up with six skewers total so that should be enough for four servings.

A savory and sweet marinade and baste makes these easy honey garlic chicken skewers perfect for cookouts!

And that’s all there is to this recipe! Quick, easy and straight to the point.

Happy grilling!

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A savory and sweet marinade and baste makes these easy honey garlic chicken skewers perfect for cookouts!

Honey Garlic Chicken Skewers


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed

Sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Combine the sauce ingredients and divide into half
  2. Marinate the chicken with half of the sauce for 30 minutes. Discard marinade
  3. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water while marinating
  4. Thread the skewers with the chicken cubes
  5. Grill the chicken skewers while basting with the remaining sauce, about 6-8 minutes per side
  6. Dish and serve hot served with lime wedges

A savory and sweet marinade and baste makes these easy honey garlic chicken skewers perfect for cookouts!

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Erica Lea | Buttered Side Up
    May 30, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    These look amazing! Love the use of ginger. Now if only I had my own grill…

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      June 1, 2015 at 2:44 PM

      Ginger really lifts things up! But it’s like celery seed, too much is bad but just the right amount and it’s golden 🙂

  • Reply
    Josie
    June 1, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    can hardly wait to try these, this coming weekend for sure 🙂

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      June 1, 2015 at 2:45 PM

      Happy cooking, Josie! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sally
    June 1, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Love the look of this…tried your honey garlic shrimp the other day and my husband loved it. May try this sauce with thick boneless pork chops!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      June 2, 2015 at 11:52 PM

      Good luck, Sally! It’s a very versatile sauce 🙂

  • Reply
    kennedy Cole@KCole's Creative Corner
    June 24, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    I’m lovin’ those flavors! You’ve got salt from the soy, sweet from the honey, some spice from the ginger and garlic. This looks so simple! Amazing photographs for an even better recipe! Nice job!

    I recently made a southern cooking and baking blog that teaches you how to cook simple, southern meals.
    http://kcolescreativecorner.com
    I would greatly love it if you would check it out.
    Thanks so much, Farah! 🙂

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      June 25, 2015 at 1:32 PM

      Thank you! The honey garlic series are doing very well because people love the simplicity behind it 😉

  • Reply
    EL
    March 6, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Would love to try this! Any way to make it in the oven instead of on a grill?

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      March 20, 2016 at 4:49 PM

      You sure can make it in the oven. Just baste it every now and then. I do think the cooking time will take slightly longer than grilling though. A good way to check for doneness is to prick it with a fork or toothpick to see if the juices run clear. If yes, it should be done. If it’s still bloody, cook it some more. I would suggest starting at 350 degrees F.

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