Grilled Orange Chicken Skewers

Posted: June 30

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Barbecue chicken is as crucial a part of summer outings as burgers and hot dogs; try firing up the grill without putting on some chicken, and you'll feel you're missing something. And few chicken dishes will turn your cookouts into culinary marvels like Grilled Orange Chicken Skewers. A sweet, sticky, sunny orange glaze that feels like it came straight from your local Asian take-out and grilling it with the savory chicken ensures it becomes a golden caramelized coat you'll want to eat with a spoon. With Grilled Orange Chicken Skewers in hand, your cookout will feel just that more like summer at its finest... and that your grill is performing its job to the fullest!


• 1/4 cup Maggi sauce or soy sauce • 1/4 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed • 1 tablespoon orange zest • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced • 1/2 tablespoon white pepper, optional • 1 teaspoon black pepper • 3 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, and cut into 1 1/2-inch-thick cubes • olive oil, for brushing • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch


Step 1

In a medium bowl, combine the Maggi sauce, orange juice, orange zest, vegetable oil, garlic, white pepper, and black pepper, stirring well until combined.

Step 2

Add the chicken breast and stir to coat.

Step 3

Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

Step 4

Lightly brush the grill grates with olive oil.

Step 5

Preheat the grill over medium heat.

Step 6

Remove the chicken from the marinade, reserving the marinade.

Step 7

Thread the chicken onto soaked wooden or metal skewers (about 6-7 pieces per skewer).

Step 8

Place the skewers evenly on the grill and grill until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F internally, about 8-10 minutes per side.

Step 9

In a small cooking pot on the stove-top, add the reserved marinade and heat over medium heat until it starts to boil, about 2 minutes.

Step 10

Add the cornstarch, stirring continually until fully dissolved and the sauce begins to thicken.

Step 11

Transfer the skewers to a plate and serve with the sauce.

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