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Honey Dijon Chicken Skewers

These Honey Dijon Chicken Skewers are crazy tender and juicy, super tasty with a little bit of a kick… and they’re very easy to make, too! Why not throw them on the grill today?

These Honey Dijon Chicken Skewers are crazy tender and juicy, super tasty with a little bit of a kick... and they're very easy to make, too! Why not throw them on the grill today?

I don’t think you can ever get too many chicken recipes, can you? Especially not in the middle of summer, when grilling season is in full swing and you want to maximize every little bit of the all-way-too-short time you get to use your outdoor grill.

If you share these same feelings, then I have a real winner for you today, one that you’re going to want to make over and over again… A definite crowd pleaser and a true all-purpose recipe, these Honey Dijon Chicken Skewers are great for a BBQ with friends or family, a relaxed lunch by the poolside, or a quick weeknight dinner. They’re even ideal to take on a picnic — they can even be eaten cold — or potluck event…

You’re looking at juicy, tender pieces of chicken in a sticky and sweet, slightly tangy and deliciously spicy glazed marinade. Definitely not your typical honey-dijon flavor profile!

A word or warning though: as it is written, the recipe is a little bit on the hot and spicy side, so feel free to adjust the amount of pepper flakes and cayenne pepper to suit your own personal tolerance to heat. Of course, you can also totally omit them if you don’t care for heat at all.

A honey dijon marinade is being poured out of a glass measuring cup over pieces of raw chicken in a glass baking pan

First, we need to marinate that chicken! In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup, combine all the ingredients for the marinade and stir well with a whisk or fork until well incorporated. Place the pieces of chicken in a non-reactive container and pour the marinade right in.

You could even use a resealable plastic bag if you wanted to! 

Pieces of raw chicken marinating in a glass baking pan

Toss the pieces of chicken around to coat each one really well, cover and place in the refrigerator to marinate for a couple of hours, or better yet, overnight.

As you can see, there’s plenty of marinade to marinate twice the amount of meat, so don’t hesitate to double that up if you’re feeding a crowd, or people with a larger appetite!

Raw chicken skewers marinating in a glass baking pan

If you wanted to, you could also thread the pieces of chicken onto the bamboo sticks right away — prior to marinating them — and then place the finished skewers in a shallow baking dish that’s long enough to accommodate them to marinate overnight.

This will eliminate the need to soak the skewers. If you choose to thread your skewers after the chicken is done marinating, you’ll need to place those wooden skewers to soak in cold water for about 30 minutes prior to using them.  

Honey Dijon Glaze reducing in a small pan set over a gas range

When you’re ready to get dinner going, preheat your outdoor grill to medium-high.

If you haven’t done that already, skewer the pieces of chicken onto 4 bamboo sticks (don’t forget to soak them first!); transfer the marinade to a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat, then simmer until reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes.

Chicken Skewers grilling on an outdoor grill

Place the chicken skewers on the hot grill, turning them every 2 to 3 minutes, brushing them lightly with the reduced marinade each time, until the meat is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes total.

These Honey Dijon Chicken Skewers are crazy tender and juicy, super tasty with a little bit of a kick... and they're very easy to make, too! Why not throw them on the grill today?

Once cooked to your liking, remove the cooked skewers to a plate…

Honey Dijon glaze is being brushed over grilled chicken skewers

Brush them generously with more of that reduced marinade and garnish with chopped green onions if desired; serve without delay.

If you still have some of that reduced marinade left, by all means don’t throw it out: use it as a dipping sauce! 

These Honey Dijon Chicken Skewers are crazy tender and juicy, super tasty with a little bit of a kick... and they're very easy to make, too! Why not throw them on the grill today?

Honey Dijon Chicken Skewers

These Honey Dijon Chicken Skewers are crazy tender and juicy, super tasty with a little bit of a kick… and they’re very easy to make, too! Why not throw them on the grill today?

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 6 pieces*
  • Chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup, combine the ingredients for the marinade and stir well with a whisk or fork until well incorporated.

  2. Place the pieces of chicken in a non-reactive container and add the marinade. Mix to coat really well, cover and place in the refrigerator to marinate for a couple of hours, or better yet, overnight.

  3. Place skewers to soak in cold water for about 30 minutes before you start building your kebabs.*

  4. Preheat your outdoor grill to medium-high.

  5. Skewer the pieces of chicken onto 4 bamboo sticks; transfer the marinade to a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat, then simmer until reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes.

  6. Place the chicken skewers on the grill, turning them every 2 to 3 minutes, brushing them lightly with the reduced marinade each time, until the meat is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes total.

  7. Remove the cooked skewers to a plate, brush them generously with more of that reduced marinade and garnish with chopped green onions if desired; serve without delay.

Recipe Notes

*As it stands, the recipe is fairly hot and spicy; adjust the amount of pepper flakes and cayenne pepper to suit your own personal tolerance to heat. Omit if you don’t care for heat at all.

*There’s plenty of marinade to marinate twice the amount of meat, so don’t hesitate to double that up if feeding a crowd, or people with a larger appetite!

*You could also thread the chicken onto the bamboo sticks prior to marinating them and place the finished skewers in a shallow baking dish that’s long enough to accommodate them to marinate overnight, thus eliminating the need to soak the skewers. 

Nutrition Facts

Honey Dijon Chicken Skewers

Amount Per Serving

Calories 246 Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8g 12%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Cholesterol 142mg 47%

Sodium 825mg 34%

Potassium 377mg 11%

Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%

Sugars 10g

Protein 29g 58%

Vitamin A 4.6%

Vitamin C 0.6%

Calcium 1.6%

Iron 7.8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

These Honey Dijon Chicken Skewers are crazy tender and juicy, super tasty with a little bit of a kick... and they're very easy to make, too! Why not throw them on the grill today?



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