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Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

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It’s the unofficial start to summer this weekend and that means almost all of us will be grilling. I think you should add these Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers to your list, plus save on them by shopping at ALDI! This is a sponsored post; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sweet & Sour Chicken Skewers

Chicken Skewers have quickly become a favorite in our household especially for my son.  He gets ecstatic when I telling him we are having them for dinner.  Last month we tried the Teriyaki Chicken Skewers but this month I thought I would switch it up with Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

Now, maybe I’m biased but I actually thought this was some of the best chicken I have had!  It was so full of flavor.  We picked up all our ingredients at ALDI, which made for a naturally gluten-free dinner too.  Have you seen how many gluten-free products are available at ALDI now?  I recently started shopping their weekly because my son, who is gluten-free, started eating us out of the house.  I rarely eat snack foods but he snacks all the time and I knew that come summer our grocery budget would be doomed at this rate.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

That was until I discovered all the gluten-free product at ALDI.  We literally pick up just about one of everything.  His favorite are the cheese crackers and I love the mac & cheese, plus they have nuggets too!  My kids are so thrilled and my pocketbook is happy too.  That’s a win around here.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

Now, for this recipe I was able to get the ingredients for this dish and including the chicken at ALDI for less than $10.  Plus, I was able to use many of the ingredients more than once, like the sugar for instance.  I also used the peppers in another recipe too.  I love that you get so much for so little, one of my favorite things to buy there is the baking products.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

Once I had my ingredients, I was ready to make the sauce which is the key to this recipe.  I carefully put the chicken on sticks and then coated them with the sauce.  While grilling, each time I turned the chicken, we added another layer of sauce.  I pour part of the sauce in a small dish to use for the coating and then put the rest in a mason jar to save for later.  This way it avoids any cross contamination.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

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Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

Yield: 6

Ingredients:

  • 6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 6 Skewer Sticks
  • 1 Cup Pineapple Chunks & Juice
  • 1 Green Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove, Crushed
  • 1 3/4 Cup Water
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Distilled Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Tsp Sesame Seeds

Directions:

  1. Begin by preparing the skewer sticks, add the pepper, onion and pineapple to each stick then carefully place the chicken on the sticks, then additional pepper, onion, and pineapple.
  2. Warm up the olive oil in a medium sized sauce pan on medium-high heat, add in the garlic clove, 1 1/2 Cups water, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and the reserved pineapple juice.
  3. Let this warm up to a boil, then whisk in the ketchup, 1/4 cup water, and cornstarch.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup of the sauce into a small bowl and reserve the rest.
  5. Brush the sauce over the chicken and let sit for about 20 minutes.
  6. While it is sitting, warm the grill up to medium-high heat.
  7. Place the skewers on the grill and cook on both sides for about 10-15 minutes, when rotating them add additional sauce.  They should be 165* internally before eating.
  8. Serve.

Note:  I will typically purchase chicken thighs with bones and skin and then take it off.  It can be done either way that you prefer.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

Once you have them completed, you will have leftover sauce that you can use for dipping or you can save it for another meal.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

Now, are you ready for Memorial Day?  It’s time to try these Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers, plus head to ALDI and stock up.  They have great deals going on just in time for Memorial Day.  I am heading there tomorrow to stock up for our road trip!

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7 Responses to “Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers”

  1. Amanda @ Adorkabliiposted May 26, 2016 at 8:49 am

    This seriously looks so darn amazing! I don’t even know how to express how yummy this looks! I think I just may have to try and make these.

    I remember as a kid my dad grilling kabobs all the time. All different kind to. They were fun and yummy! Grilled pineapple is also amazing paired with the chicken and sauce… I feel a piece of heaven coming on!

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  2. Lauren McKinleyposted May 26, 2016 at 9:11 am

    This looks amazing! My daughter loves grilled pineapple and I think this recipe will be right up her alley! Cooking is not my forte, so I appreciate when recipes are perfectly spelled out and have pictures to help me. 🙂

    Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Heatherposted May 26, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    A girl after my own heart! I LOVE easy and I we love some chicken around here (after all we live in an area where poultry farming is one of the biggest contributors to the economy)! We recently upgraded our grill and now that the weather is finally clearing up (it has been soooo rainy) it’s time to bust it out. Pinning this. Thanks!

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  4. Deeposted May 26, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Any food cooked on a stick is awesome to me, but your sweet and sour chicken looks like a dish I need to have at my next BBQ event. I love that the ingredients seem to be simple and that it doesn’t take long to make.

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  5. Britiniposted May 27, 2016 at 10:15 am

    This looks like it would be a great grilling recipe for backyard parties! It also sounds super yummy too! I plan on making this sometime this Summer!

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  6. Aileen Adalidposted May 27, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I love chicken skewers, especially in BBQs! I also like it when it’s specially marinated like a satay for example. Anyhow, thanks for this idea! i’ll be trying it out 😀

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