Honey-soy chicken and vegetable skewers
These mouthwatering chicken and vegetable skewers are coated in a sweet and savory Chinese marinade then grilled outdoors to bring out the most flavor. The mixture of honey, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce creates a delicious marinade that goes beautifully with chicken. It also complements the natural sweetness of the peppers, zucchini and red onion. And the mixture acts both as a flavorsome marinade before cooking, as well as a luscious basting sauce for the skewers as they grill, which gives them so much flavor.
We add an assortment of colorful, healthy vegetables to these skewers to make a small amount of chicken go a long way. Fresh mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and pineapple pieces can also be used. And you can replace the chicken with bite-sized pieces of firm fish like tuna or swordfish.
The beauty of these skewers is that they’re quick and easy to make, so they’re perfect for a casual alfresco meal. But when the weather’s bad, they can also be cooked indoors in a stove-top grill pan or electric grill, or under the oven broiler (we’ve even had great success cooking these skewers on a panini press).
12 oz (340g) uncooked skinless chicken breast — cut into bite-size pieces
1 zucchini — cut into ½-inch rounds
1 red pepper — cut into bite-size pieces
1 yellow pepper — cut into bite-size pieces
½ red onion — cut in wedges and separated into pieces
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1½ tablespoons liquid honey
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 garlic cloves — minced
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger