Grilled Chicken Skewers

Dark meat chicken is essential in this recipe, or you can use a fattier cut of pork like pork butt or shoulder. If you do use pork, be sure to slice it thinly so it will cook quickly over an open flame.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 3 hours 35 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 Tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp. cilantro stems
  • 1 fresh, crushed black peppercorn
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 shallot, finely sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped coriander
  • 1 small lime, cut in wedges

Directions

  • Slice chicken into ⅛"-thick, 2" × 4" pieces. Marinate with soy sauce, sugar, salt, vegetable oil, cilantro stems, turmeric, black peppercorn, and garlic for at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Soak 8 bamboo skewers in water for 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, mix together lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, crushed red pepper, shallot and coriander. Set aside.
  • Thread chicken pieces on the skewers and grill over charcoal, gas grill, or grill pan over stovetop. Remove from heat and serve with the sauce and lime wedges

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 Tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp. cilantro stems
  • 1 fresh, crushed black peppercorn
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 shallot, finely sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped coriander
  • 1 small lime, cut in wedges

Directions

  • Slice chicken into ⅛"-thick, 2" × 4" pieces. Marinate with soy sauce, sugar, salt, vegetable oil, cilantro stems, turmeric, black peppercorn, and garlic for at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Soak 8 bamboo skewers in water for 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, mix together lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, crushed red pepper, shallot and coriander. Set aside.
  • Thread chicken pieces on the skewers and grill over charcoal, gas grill, or grill pan over stovetop. Remove from heat and serve with the sauce and lime wedges

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories170
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol105mg
Sodium1030mg
Total Carbohydrate6g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Protein23g