Skewered Honey-Balsamic Chicken

Skewered Honey-Balsamic Chicken

184 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 81% would make again

Ready in 2 hours

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.


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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chicken with lemon honey ginger cinnamon edamame

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


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Did not care for this at all. Think it was the balsamic vinegar in the marinade, but did not like the taste at all. Will not try to adjust recipe...this one is off my list
beckyhal 4m ago

it's good
Qutey420 7m ago

Delicious in a stir-fry form or paired with a light quinoa salad.
Kbstar05 7m ago

Excellent! Used soy sauce, extra honey and served over rice cooked in chicken broth with a splash of lemon juice.
Aaalfaro888 7m ago

My wife and couldn't eat it.
Kingar4 1y ago

Added shallots and crushed red pepper for another layer of flavor!
cama0lama0 1y ago

My family loved it, I didn't so much. The glaze never reduced far enough to caramelized, maybe I need more practice? Any tips? I will make this again.
jennifercorlh7v6i3 1y ago

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 1y ago

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