Chicken and peppers marinated with honey, lime, and sriracha and grilled to perfection. Sweet and spicy chicken skewers for dinner in just 20 minutes!
It’s summer, which means several evenings a week you’ll find me standing in front of our grill. I’ve been on a big kebob/skewer kick recently, because they’re just so easy.
Protein, veggies, and some kind of sauce, all strung and grilled together. No flipping each individual piece of pepper or multiple chicken parts.
One of the best parts about these sweet and spicy chicken skewers is that you can do much of the work ahead of time. Toss together a marinade the night before and chop the vegetables.
Then all you have to do when you get home from work is fire up the grill, thread the chicken skewers, and by the time that’s done, the grill is hot enough to start. 10 – 15 minutes of cooking time and you’re done.
Sweet and spicy chicken skewers are served! It really doesn’t get any easier, and especially now that I’m juggling working and parenthood, I’m looking for things that minimize my time in the kitchen and maximize time spent with my baby boy.
While these skewers are best on the grill, it’s just as easy to make them in the oven. After all, not everyone has a grill… or it’s not always grilling weather. Want to make them in the dead of winter? Now you can!
I like to broil chicken skewers as an alternative to grilling. To broil, thread the skewers and place the skewers on a wire baking rack (like a cookie cooling rack) on top of a foil-lined baking sheet. Turn the oven broiler to high with a rack positioned ~6 inches below the broiler. Broil for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking, until the thickest part of the chicken registers 160 °F.
These chicken skewers bring together the perfect amount of sweetness (honey), spicy (sriracha), and sour (lime) as a marinade for chicken thighs. You could use chicken breasts as well, but dark meat is much more flavorful and doesn’t dry out when grilled.
Add in some colorful bell peppers for a little extra crunch, sprinkle with some scallions, and a perfect quick, easy, summer dinner is ready.
Serving Suggestions with Sweet and Spicy Chicken Skewers:
Chicken and peppers marinated with honey, lime, and sriracha and grilled to perfection.
Recipe adapted from Once Upon A Chef