If you’re anything like me, the idea of chicken skewers sounds delightful but the reality of having to chop chicken into small pieces and thread it onto the skewers at 6 pm ain’t my idea of fun. I just don’t have time or the will to find the time to do it.
So try this sneaky technique. Marinate your chicken during the day (or not at all, that’s cool too) and thread 3 skewers straight through the chicken and THEN chop it up. You’ll get perfect clean-line skewers. Genius, right? Give it a go.
Dinner in a Flash: Healthy Chicken Skewers
These marinated chicken skewers are loved by all plus there's a sneaky hack to make them super-quick.
- Chicken thigh fillets: 4
- Sesame seeds: 2 tablespoons
- Soy or tamari sauce: 3 tablespoons
- Honey: 2 tablespoons
- Vegetable oil: 2 tablespoons
- Garlic: 1 clove, crushed
- To serve
- Rice: 1 cup, uncooked
- Green peas: 1 cup
Step 1: Place the chicken in a glass dish. Mix all the marinade ingredients together and then pour that over the chicken with a generous sprinkle of pepper. Leave to marinate for as long as you can, ideally 6+ hours.
Step 2: Pop the chicken flat on a board, two pieces high. Then thread three skewers through each of the two pieces. Then simply cut the fillets into strips with your knife.
Step 3: Pop the rice on to cook while you get on to cooking the chicken. Grease a hot pan with oil and grill the skewers, ensuring you drop the temperature after you’ve caramelised the outside so they cook all the way through.
Step 4: Just before they’re ready to serve, sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top. You’ll find they’ll stick really easily because of the honey in the marinade mixture.
Step 5: Stir the peas through the hot rice and allow to steam for a few minutes. Then serve the sticky chicken skewers with the rice. You can always add more veg to the side or grate some more through the rice.
Stace’s Nutritional Tip: Always make your own marinade. It is so quick to do and will cut down on preservatives that are so often in these sauces.
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Images: Stacey Clare