This past weekend was nothing short of gorgeous weather here in Chicago! The sun was shining, light breezes flowed through just when it was needed and for a brief moment, it felt like summer. I’m anxiously awaiting more of those beautiful days very soon because it had us outdoors enjoying every opportunity to get some of that vitamin D. And with this kind of weather comes the exciting moment of taking off the grill cover and firing up the grill. If you’re like us in the Midwest, lighting up the grill to unofficially kick off summer on Memorial Day is a big deal lol. We especially love skewers because it combines fresh veggies with meat on a stick – what’s not to love?! These Coconut & Ginger Chicken Skewers are perfect for the grill and bring on the taste of the tropics. A tenderizing, flavorful marinade of coconut milk, fresh ginger and a blend of spices really elevates the typical chicken skewer to something special and healthy too!…
Coconut products are quite popular these days, not only for their flavor but because it’s great for those who are lactose intolerant. I grew up watching my mom use coconut milk in several Filipino dishes and I appreciate it’s flavor and healthy attributes in dishes I now cook as an adult. This one in particular is one of our favorites.
The coconut milk tenderizes the chicken while imparting a sweet, rich flavor and a touch of creaminess. Paired with ginger, it adds a nice bite to balance out the richness. The marinade is also great for pork and seafood, but chicken is our favorite!
recipe adapted from Fine Cooking