Grilled Chinese Chicken Kabobs Recipe


Well, it’s the last unofficial weekend of summer . . .
I am always sad to see summer go, but we definitely aren’t going down without one last grilling session!

(Actually, I grill year-round, so that’s a lie. :) I have even been known to shovel a path from my back door to my grill in the winter so I can have a taste of summer when I am up to my elbows in Utah snow. It’s how I get through the cold days of winter . . . oh summer! Don’t leave!!! I am not ready!)

Anyway, if you need a delicious dish to grill this weekend, look no further.
You can thread onto kabobs like I did, or this marinade would be awesome for chicken breasts or thighs.

Grilled Chinese Chicken Kabobs
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons minced onion
1/4 cup rice vinegar
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ginger
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 1/2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

Mix together the first seven ingredients and place in a gallon-sized resealable bag. Place chicken pieces in the bag and mix until all the chicken is completely coated. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours (I recommend more like 6-8 hours).
Remove chicken from fridge and thread chicken on skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning). Discard marinade.
Place kabobs on a grill over medium-high heat. Cook until chicken is no longer pink and has an internal temperature of 165 degrees (about 10 minutes, turning chicken once).

Top with sliced green onions and serve with Grilled Caramelized Pineapple.

Looking for more grilled chicken recipes?
Island Chicken Kabobs
Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken
Grilled 7-Up Chicken
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches
Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Camille Sig


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  1. Nica says

    Made this tonight. My husband and I really liked it. We made a half recipe because we are a family of three. Forgot to marinade the chicken ahead of time so it was only in there for 15 minutes & I was surprised at how much the marinade stuck to the chicken! We did not barbecue it nor put on kabobs, instead we cut chicken tenderloins (from Trader Joe’s) into big chunks & cooked them in a non-stick pan. We had it with broccoli, but it would definitely be great with some steamed or fried rice. Next time we will probably put these on the grill on kabobs with pineapple chunks in-between the chicken. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

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