Sesame Chicken Skewers are a delightful and flavorsome dish that combines tender pieces of chicken with the rich, nutty taste of sesame. This recipe guides you through marinating and threading the chicken onto skewers, then grilling or baking them to perfection. Ideal for a savory snack, a main course, or as a star at your next barbecue, these skewers are both delicious and visually appealing.
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1-If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.
2-In a mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, minced garlic, grated ginger, and rice vinegar to create the marinade.
3-Season the chicken cubes with salt and pepper, then add them to the marinade. Ensure all pieces are well-coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.
4-Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
5-Thread the marinated chicken cubes onto the skewers.
6-Grill the skewers for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and has a nice char.
7-During the last few minutes of grilling, sprinkle sesame seeds over the skewers.
8-Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
9-Serve the sesame chicken skewers hot, garnished with additional sesame seeds and fresh herbs if desired.
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Marinating Time: For more flavor, allow the chicken to marinate longer. Overnight marination will intensify the taste.
Grilling Tips: Keep an eye on the skewers to ensure they cook evenly and don’t burn. Brush them with some of the leftover marinade while grilling for added moisture and flavor.
Serving Suggestions: Serve with a side of steamed rice, grilled vegetables, or a fresh salad.
Variations: Try using different proteins like beef or tofu for variation.
Dipping Sauces: Accompany the skewers with dipping sauces such as sweet chili sauce, teriyaki, or a sesame-ginger sauce for extra flavor.