Monday, April 29, 2013

Marinated Chicken Skewers

Years ago, I used to love the marinated chicken skewers that you can get from the supermarket deli's.  Though since become more aware of what I put into my body, I stopped buying the pre-prepared skewers and started making my own - and they are so easy to make.  The marinade is my hubby's recipe and it is one of my fave marinades.  

Ingredients (makes 12 skewers):
You will need 12 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for approximately 20 minutes
600g free range chicken thigh fillets, cubed
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 small chilli's, deseeded, finely chopped
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp pure honey
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp tamari (wheat free soy sauce)
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

1.  Thread the cubed chicken onto the soaked bamboo skewers and place into a large glass dish

2.  To make the marinade, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and stir together until the honey is dissolved

3.  Pour the marinade over the chicken skewers, cover and put into the fridge to marinate for at least 6 hours.  Turn the skewers every couple of hours if possible.

4.  Preheat oven to 180 degrees and bake the chicken skewers for around 25 minutes or until cooked through.  Serve with stir-fried vegetables.

(To stirfry veggies in the Thermomix, I did this: add a clove of garlic, a thumb of ginger and if you can find it a thumb of fresh turmeric root to the bowl.  Chop 5sec/sp9.  Add 3tbsp of cooking fat and cook 2min/Varoma/sp2.  Add 4 cups of chopped veggies, placing harder veggies at the bottom of the bowl, and cook 5min/Varoma/rev+sp1).

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