Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are a delightful dish, especially when cooked on a griddle. Here's a simple and flavorful recipe for making Teriyaki Chicken Skewers:
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
Prepare the Marinade:
- In a mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, grated ginger, and honey. Whisk together until the sugar is dissolved.
Marinate the Chicken:
- Place the chicken pieces in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Pour around 3/4 of the marinade over the chicken, reserving the rest for later. Make sure all the chicken pieces are coated evenly. Cover or seal and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, allowing the chicken to absorb the flavors.
Prepare the Glaze:
- In a small saucepan, combine the remaining marinade (not used for marinating the chicken), cornstarch, and water. Stir well to combine. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.
Assemble the Skewers:
- Preheat your griddle over medium heat. Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the bamboo skewers.
Cooking on the Griddle:
- Lightly grease the griddle to prevent sticking. Place the skewers on the griddle and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and has a nice caramelized exterior.
Glaze the Chicken:
- During the last few minutes of cooking, use a brush to generously glaze the chicken skewers with the prepared teriyaki glaze. Ensure the chicken is evenly coated and the glaze caramelizes slightly.
- Once cooked, remove the skewers from the griddle. Serve the Teriyaki Chicken Skewers hot, garnished with sesame seeds and chopped green onions if desired. They pair wonderfully with rice, stir-fried vegetables, or a fresh salad.
Enjoy these delicious Teriyaki Chicken Skewers cooked to perfection on your griddle, offering a burst of flavors and tender, juicy chicken in every bite!