chili chicken skewers with spicy mayo sauce

Mmm.  I love food on the stick.   It looks really clean and appealing.  Skewers make frequent appearance at our home.

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Since these chicken cubes are marinated in chili paste, vinegar, and brown sugar (among other ingredients), you can feel a pinch of sweet spiciness once they are grilled or broiled to perfection.  I served it with steamed broccoli and delicious spicy mayo, which went along quite nicely with the chilli taste of the chicken cubes.  As you can imagine, they can be used as great appetizers, or served as the main entrée.

The best part about these chicken skewers is that they require low prep time.  I find this recipe very useful especially on busy weeknights.

For spicy mayo sauce you will need:

  • 3 tbsp mayo
  • 1/2 tbsp ketchup
  • 3/4 tsp red chili powder or 3 tsp siracha

Combine everything in a small bowl and set aside.

For the chicken skewers you will need: 

  • 1 lbs boneless chicken breast or thigh, cubed
  • 3 tbsp chili paste
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • salt to taste

Combine all the ingredients above and marinate for an hour or even better overnight in the fridge.

Thread 5 chicken pieces on each skewer.  Broil the chicken on high for 8-10 mins or until fully cooked.  Turn skewers once during cooking.   Alternatively, you can grill them on a barbeque if the weather permits.

Serve Immediately with spicy mayo sauce.

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