It’s the start of summer and that means almost all of us will be grilling. I think you should add these Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers to your list.
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.
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 were able to make this naturally gluten-free, which is even better. Plus, you can also use garden-fresh peppers too!
I love being able to go right out to the garden and pick the peppers, which we do in the summer.
If that isn’t an option though, they are so inexpensive at the store, it’s a very frugal meal.
How do you make Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers?
Now, for this recipe I was able to get the ingredients for this dish and including the chicken 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.
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.
Once you have them completed, you will have a leftover sauce that you can use for dipping or you can save it for another meal.
It’s time to try these Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Let this warm up to a boil, then whisk in the ketchup, 1/4 cup water, and cornstarch.
- Pour 1/4 cup of the sauce into a small bowl and reserve the rest.
- Brush the sauce over the chicken and let sit for about 20 minutes.
- While it is sitting, warm the grill up to medium-high heat.
- 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.
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Comments & Reviews
Amanda @ Adorkablii says
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!
Lauren McKinley says
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!
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!
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.
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!
Aileen Adalid says
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 😀
Shannon Gurnee says
I’ve been looking for new recipes for our family and this one looks and sounds delicious! I am definitely going to try making these! Thanks for sharing.