This is one of my easy summer chicken recipes. I love my marinades to have a bit of chunkiness to them so that little bits of the sauce stick to the chicken and give it added flavour. This marinade is made with some of my favourite simple asian ingredients including ginger, lime, cilantro and coconut aminos and can be made in under 5 minutes with the help of a food processor, no chopping required! Ideally, allow the chicken to marinate for 4 hours so the meat becomes tender and full of flavour, but it will still taste amazing if you have less time.

If you are using wooden skewers I recommend soaking them in water for approximately 20 minutes, this should help prevent them from catching fire or burning when on the grill. Alternatively these chicken skewers can be baked in the oven for approximately 20 minutes for similar results.

Here are a few other chicken skewer recipes that you will love:


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Asian Chicken Skewers

4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Diets Dairy Free, Grain/Gluten Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal
Servings 6 -8 kebabs

Ingredients
  

  • 4 chicken breasts or 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1/2 large white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp honey (omit for Whole30/Keto)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Cut the chicken into 1 1/2 inch sized cubes
  • In a food processor or blender combine the jalapeño, onion, garlic, ginger, olive oil, coconut aminos, honey and lime juice. Blend until a thick paste has formed and there are no large pieces. Pour the marinade over the chicken and add in the chopped cilantro, cover and leave to marinate for a minimum of 4 hours butt ideally overnight.
  • Preheat the barbecue or a grill pan on medium high heat. Thread the chicken on to skewers and grill for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, turning frequently to ensure they don't burn. Pour any of the excess marinade over the chicken as it cooks.
  • Serve the chicken kebabs topped with chopped scallions or sesame seeds.

Notes

*To make this recipe Whole30, swap the honey for 1 medjool date soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes. 
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