Best Honey Sesame Chicken Skewers
This honey sesame chicken skewers recipe is inspired by Fine Cooking magazine, one of the many food magazines I subscribed too. I was browsing through the summer recipes in the issue and a similar recipe caught my eye.
I decided to tweak the recipe quite a bit to make it easier with less ingredients, but no less delicious than the one on the magazine.
Chinese Chicken Skewers
When I was in the Midwest as a poor student, one of my indulgences was the Chinese buffet during the weekends. At many Chinese buffets I had tried, there was always a chicken skewer dish where the five-spice and soy sauce marinated chicken was threaded onto a bamboo stick and deep-fried to golden brown.
The humble looking chicken skewer was one of my favorites at Chinese buffet. Deeply flavorful, juicy, and eating food on-a-stick was so much fun, and delicious!
I tried to create this honey sesame chicken skewers recipe based on my taste memory, and it was pretty close. Instead of deep-frying, I chose to grill them over fire since it’s summer now.
To jazz up the presentation, drizzle white sesame seeds on top of the chicken skewers, and add some sliced green onions. Enjoy!
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 186 calories per serving.
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- 8 oz. (226 g) chicken thigh and leg meat, dark meat, cut into small pieces
- bamboo skewers
- oil for brushing
- white sesame seeds
- scallion, sliced into small pieces
- Rinse the chicken and cut into small pieces. Pat dry with paper towels. Soak the bamboo skewers for 30 minutes before using.
- Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients in the Marinade for 30 minutes. Make sure the Marinade nicely coat the chicken meat.
- Thread 3-4 pieces of chicken onto the bamboo skewers. Set aside.
- Heat up the grill and grill the chicken skewers on both sides, until nicely cooked and slightly charred. Brush some oil on both surfaces while grilling.
- Top the honey sesame chicken skewers with sesame seeds and chopped scallions. Serve warm.
Serving Size3 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 186Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 74mgSodium 225mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 13g