Thursday, August 11, 2011

Honey Chicken Kabobs

Article first published as Honey Chicken Kabobs on Blogcritics.
If there's an ingredient you wish you could use more often, what would it be? For me, it would be honey. I love that it's a natural sweetener and how it adds a unique sweetness than plain old sugar doesn't. Although our Mediterranean Kabob Party was a few weeks ago, I really enjoyed the chicken kabobs we had and set out to make them again. For these Honey Chicken Kabobs, the key ingredient in the kabob marinade is honey and it adds the perfect, subtle sweetness!

Marinades should be kept simple in my book. Besides, I prefer to have the meat or whatever I'm marinating have it's own flavors come through and not be overpowered by a marinade. For these honey chicken kabobs, the marinade is super simple. With only oil, honey, soy sauce, and a bit of black pepper, how much simpler can it get?! To really get the flavor of the marinade to shine through, but not so much overpowering), I suggest marinating the chicken overnight. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you'd like to skewer on, however onions and bell peppers were what I had on hand so I used them.

Honey Chicken Kabobs
recipe from AllRecipes

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
2 cloves garlic
5 small onions, cut into 2 inch pieces
2-3 bell peppers in any color, cut into 2 inch pieces

In a large bowl, whisk together oil, honey, soy sauce, and pepper. Before adding chicken, reserve a small amount of marinade to brush onto kabobs while cooking. Place the chicken, garlic, onions and peppers in the bowl, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours (the longer the better).

Preheat the grill for high heat.

Drain marinade from the chicken and vegetables, and discard marinade. Thread chicken and vegetables alternately onto the skewers.

Lightly oil the grill grate. Place the skewers on the grill. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until chicken juices run clear. Turn and brush with reserved marinade frequently.


Laura said...

I love the ease of kabobs. I have never used honey as a kabob marinade. I'll have to try this soon!

katie said...

Could you broil these? We don't have a grill currently.

Tes said...

Wow I love the earthy sweetness in kabob :)

kokocooks said...

These look so good! Wonderful picture. We're making kabobs this weekend, and I think this may be the recipe for us.

Dr Dan said...

This is the recipe I was looking for... Thanks

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Delicious... need to do more kabobs... so much fun to serve!

Heidi @ Food Doodles said...

Oooh, that marinade sounds delicious, the sweet and salty from the honey and soy sauce sounds so good. I love using honey too, we get some locally that's so yummy.

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d said...

remember to soak your skewers in water for a good half an hour before grilling to prevent burning and falling apart

Anonymous said...

This is a great recipe! I used the leftover kebobs and a new batch of sauce as a stir fry the next night. A++ would buy from seller again :-)

Elena @ TheFatLossAuthority said...

This looked so good I gave it a try just this past week. It turned out great, but I did add a bit more honey than what was called for, but it was perfect, at least for us. My husband was thrilled to see I had made kabobs since he adores them!

Maria said...

I have always loved kabobs but never attempted to make them because, to be honest, I didn't think I could. That is until I found your recipe. I made them and they turned out great. I added more red bell peppers than green because we like those more, but that's the beauty of kabobs :-) Thanks for posting and sharing.

justbaked said...

These look amazing! My picky kids pretty much only eat chicken and pork, so I am always looking for a new recipe so I can finally make something a little different. They will especially love that this is on a stick! Can't wait to try it! The Chicago winter is not going to stop me from grilling!

Lisa said...

I finally made these. SOOOOO YUMMY!!!!

Kassy said...

We made these tonight as part of our paleo dinner! It was a great hit all around! Thanks!

Kristina said...

Great teriyaki style marinade that caramelizes deliciously on the grill! Love the fact that I can make a homemade marinade with just a few ingredients without all of the preservatives! Have used again and again!

Kathy said...

I have made these twice now. Used more honey than said to use. Love them!!

Anonymous said...

Made these last week and they were DELICIOUS! Have a request for them again tonight! Made with a side of garlic red potatoes.

Diana said...

We just finished dinner and this recipe is the! I made this for the family and I got amazing feedback. Thanks for this great recipe!

best marinade for chiken said...

mouthwatering, thanks for this resources. I love chicken kabobs spicy but this is different it's with honey means sweeter. That's interesting !, wanna try it on weekends and cook it to all my niece and nephew. I'm sure, they will love this.

TheChickenDiet said...

What an absolutely beautiful chicken recipe. I substituted Coconut oil. We are going to serve this to our dieting group on Saturday.

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