Skewered Honey-Balsamic Chicken

Skewered Honey-Balsamic Chicken

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This is a great honey balsamic chicken recipe. You can make these as an appetizer or serve it as a main dish with some rice. I used small 5 inch or so bamboo skewers. Feel free to use soy sauce if you have it, instead of the Worcestershire...just decrease the salt amount. After the chicken was cooked through, I basted the chicken with extra honey to caramelize it even more. This is totally can skip this step if you like. I just like the extra sweetness.

"I cooked for the 1st time today, and I used this recipie!! I used soy sause since I'm not a fan of Worcester and just a tsp of salt since I didn't have kosher salt. It was real fun learning to cook with this recipie. Next time I'll let the chicken marinate longer and use just one clove of garlic bcuz I learned when cutting it that I do NOT like the taste/smell of garlic. I didn't do that great of a job cooking the chicken, so I got my mom to help me put it in the oven, adding a lot more honey on chicken skewers. My parents and fiancé said I did a good job on it. I took pictures. :)"

- JenR


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5 chicken thighs; skinless, boneless
2 tbs balsamic vinegar
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp onion powder
2 tbs honey
1 tsp pepper
2 cloves garlic; crushed
1 tsp ginger; grated
1 tbs oil
sesame seeds; for sprinkling on top
honey; extra, (optional)
Extra Optional Ingredients
salt to taste

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Cut chicken thighs into 1/2 inch pieces.

In a separate bowl, mix the marinade and pour over the chicken. Add salt to taste. Mix completely so that all the chicken pieces are covered. Let marinade for 1-2 hours.

Drain and skewer a few chicken pieces on each bamboo skewer. Heat a non stick pan on med high until hot. Lower the heat to med/low and add a few skewers to the pan. Cook on one side for 3-5 minutes or until caramel brown. Turn over and cook second side until caramel brown. You will notice that as the chicken cooks, it first releases some liquid and then the liquid starts to caramelize. It will then coat the chicken. Make sure your heat is not too high when cooking the chicken.

Baste with extra honey if you like and cook for an additional minute or so. Sprinkle sesame seeds and serve.You can keep them warm in a 200 deg oven.


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Very nice recipe... Made a nice rice salad next to it! My husband and friends loved it!! photo by Olgamt Olgamt

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We loved this recipe! I doubled the honey and added extra honey while the chicken was cooking. The only thing I would do differently is that next time I'll let the chicken marinate overnight.
dahlia1979 3 hours ago
rebeccaphillips2 2 months ago
Delicious! Boiled left over sauce for dipping sauce. Will make again.
IronChefChachi 3 months ago
fannythecook 8 months ago
Disaya 9 months ago
sunshyne525 9 months ago
Great and easy. I doubled the honey and it came out even more tasty. Served with noodles and veggies.
savannahchase 9 months ago
Wasn't crazy about it
mkenon88 9 months ago
It was ok. Easy to make. Will brush with honey before cooking if I make again
hnymom99 10 months ago
We made this and loved it, and with all other recipes with Honey that we've made, we've found that using the thick, creamed Honey, makes it stick to the chicken the best. The cheap liquid Honey usually causes all the 'sauce just runs off the chicken' complaints. We also cooked the marinade in a stove pot for about 8 minutes to reduce the mixture slightly before adding to chicken. Only other adjustments we made were that we never marinated at all, and added approx 1-2 tbsp of brown sugar to the marinade and basted the chicken regularly every 8-10 minutes as we baked it in the oven for a total of 40 minutes at 400C
sevenall 10 months ago
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