Monday, May 14, 2012

Grilled Sweet and Sour Chicken Kabobs

This marinade marries sweet and sour flavors for tasty, juicy, tender chicken, paired with onions and pineapples for delicious kabobs.  Try it with these recipes for grilled fried rice and grilled stir-fried zucchini!

Ingredients (serves 4):

4 boneless chicken breasts, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 onion, chopped into large pieces
½ pineapple, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 teaspoon sesame seeds


¾ cup vegetable oil
½ cup rice vinegar
½ lime juice
½ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 cloves garlic, smashed
½ teaspoon dried ginger
1 tablespoon dried basil
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce


1.    Whisk all marinade ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.  Pour over chopped chicken.  Let marinade for at least one hour, up to 24 hours.
2.    Remove chicken and discard remaining marinade.  Prepare skewers as follows: onion, chicken, pineapple, chicken, onion, chicken.
3.    Sprinkle kabobs with sesame seeds.
4.    Place skewers over direct heat.  Cook for about 10 minutes, turning once.  Chicken is ready when juices run clear.
5.    Remove and enjoy!

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