Thursday, August 30, 2012

Orange Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Chicken, sweet sauce, quinoa, and a BBQ. Talk about right up our alley! I wish we had found this recipe at the beginning of the BBQ season, but we will just have to keep it on hand the rest of the year!

Orange Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon ginger, finely grated
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup rice vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes

Pineapple, diced
To make the sauce: Set a small saucepan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the ginger, orange zest and garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant. (Watch carefully, you don't want to let the garlic burn, or it'll be bitter.) Stir in the rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, orange marmalade, orange juice, honey and red pepper. Bring to a simmer and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly. Set aside half of the sauce to serve with the cooked chicken, the other half is for brushing the kebabs.

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (400-450 F). Oil the grates lightly. Thread the chicken cubes and pineapple onto skewers.

Place the kebabs on the grill and cook, giving them a quarter turn every 2-3 minutes, until they are slightly charred on all sides. Brush one side of the kebabs liberally with the sauce then flip and cook until the sauce caramelizes, about 1 minute. Cook until chicken is cooked through. Transfer the kebabs to a platter and let rest for 5 minutes before serving with the reserved sauce and rice or quinoa.

Serves 4.
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1 comment:

Hillary Miller said...

Hi Chelsea,
It's a great recipe!
Don't you know that you can store and share your recipe with more than 13,000 foodies around the world?
We have an online cookbook and community, and surely we're always looking for more creative recipes to add to our database.