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Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade

You should try these Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade while it’s still grilling weather, and this tasty chicken is low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, Dairy-Free, South Beach Diet Phase One, and kid-approved! Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

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It’s almost Labor Day, so here’s a menu suggestion if you’d like to grill something over the long holiday weekend. I love chicken kabobs, and this recipe for Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade was long overdue for a photo update, so last week I made this for my niece Kara and her family. And I am happy to report that even though this recipe has a complex blend of flavors, even the kids gobbled it up! So these chicken kabobs are not only healthy for the adults, they are kid-friendly as well.

In the United States, most people treat Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer, but personally I like to stretch out summer as long as I can, especially since Fall doesn’t officially arrive for three more weeks. My garden is still giving me zucchini and tomatoes, and I’m still grilling outside, so there might be a few more summer food ideas coming before we switch to casseroles and baked dishes!

And I have to confess that I always feel a bit sad about the arrival of fall. Not that fall isn’t beautiful in Utah, and from my house I can see autumn leaves for miles, but fall means winter is coming. I don’t like cold weather (although I do love cold weather food), which is another reason I always try to make summer last as long as possible.

How do you feel about the arrival of cooler weather? Are you still celebrating summer, like me? Or are you one of those people who’s already thinking about (gasp) pumpkin recipes?

Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade found on KalynsKitchen.com

Mix together the oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic puree, ginger puree, fresh lime juice, and curry powder to make the marinade. Trim chicken breasts (or use 8 skinless, boneless thighs if you prefer) and cut in 4 or 5 pieces crosswise. Put chicken and marinade in a Ziploc bag and let it marinade all day in the fridge.

Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade found on KalynsKitchen.com

When it’s time to cook, drain the chicken pieces while you preheat the grill to medium-high. Thread chicken on to skewers, folding each piece over so it won’t spin around on the skewer.

Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade found on KalynsKitchen.com

Cook chicken 8-10 minutes on the first side, or until you see nice grill marks and the chicken is starting to feel firm. Then turn skewers over and cook about 5 minutes more on the second side. For best results, use an instant-read meat thermometer and take the chicken off when it reaches 165F/75C. (See more about safe temperatures for food.) Serve hot.

Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade found on KalynsKitchen.com

Make it a Meal: This would taste great with Crunchy Napa Cabbage Asian Slaw or Wake Up Your Mouth Thai Cucumber Salad for a low-carb meal! If you have any leftover chicken, make Leftover Chicken Asian Chopped Salad the next day.

More Tasty Chicken for Dinner:

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Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade

These Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade are perfect for grilling weather.

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts or 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1/8 cup peanut oil
  • 1/8 cup olive oil (You can use 1/4 cup olive oil if you don’t have peanut oil or don’t want to use it)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (use gluten-free soy sauce if needed)
  • 1 T Asian sesame oil
  • 1 T garlic puree
  • 2 tsp. ginger puree
  • 3 T fresh lime juice (I used my fresh-frozen lime juice)
  • 1 tsp. Madras Curry Powder or hot curry powder
  • salt, pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix together the peanut oil (or more olive oil), olive oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic puree, ginger puree, fresh lime juice, and curry powder to make the marinade.
  2. Trim chicken, removing all visible fat and tendons.
  3. Cut chicken breasts into 4 or 5 crosswise strips.
  4. For thighs, cut into two pieces each.
  5. Arrange chicken in single layer in Ziploc bag, pour marinade over and marinate 6-10 hours in the refrigerator.
  6. If you’re going to be home, turn it a few times, but it’s not essential.
  7. To cook, drain chicken in a colander in the sink and let it come to room temperature while you preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium high.
  8. Spray the grill with non-stick spray or brush with oil before you heat. (You can also brush a little oil directly on the kabobs after you’ve assembled them.)
  9. Thread chicken on to skewers, folding each piece over so it won’t spin around on the skewer. (I like blade shaped skewers or double skewers to prevent the meat from spinning.)
  10. Put chicken on grill and cook 8-10 minutes, rotating a partial turn a few times for maximum grill marks.
  11. Then turn chicken over and cook about 5 minutes more, or until chicken feels firm but not hard to the touch.
  12. For best results, use an instant-read meat thermometer and take the chicken off when it reaches 165F/75C. (See more about safe temperatures for food.)
  13. Serve hot.
  14. Leftover grilled chicken would be great on a salad like this one.

This recipe created by Kalyn.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade like this with no sugary ingredients would be great for a low-carb diet, or any phase of the South Beach Diet.

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25 comments on “Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade”

  1. I was reading your tips on how to grill chicken! So informative and lovely. I will be trying this one day!

  2. l1 A lot like satay, which is a personal favorite of my family! Great photo, too!

  3. Thanks for the recipe! I LOVE grilled chicken thighs. They are so moist and awesome. My favorite marinade is from Cooking Light for Asian BBQ Chicken. It is my favorite go-to, quick marinade for breasts or thighs.

    http://tinyurl.com/6q63st

  4. yes please, any time, delicious for summer cooking, they go with all the vegetables in my garden!

  5. Great marinade! I don’t have peanut oil, but I’ve had good luck grilling with canola oil, so maybe that would work. This will be a hit with my family!

  6. Great picture! Will try asap.

  7. Glad people like the sound of this old favorite of mine.

    Paula, canola oil will work, or use all olive oil.

  8. Beautiful. I love these little bites of meat in a meal. I agree a good marinade seems to keep skinless chicken moist when grilled like this.

  9. I love chicken marinated with asian flavors. Thanks for a great recipe.

  10. Yum! I love Asian style chicken and I just got a new grill! 🙂

  11. Hi there, nice to see such a great variety of recipes on your blog.

    I’m from Singapore and we call meat kebabs with Asian marinade “Satay” and we dip the meat into a spicy peanut sauce (still South Beach in spirit I think!).

  12. Love this newly found site. You are putting an end to all my other food sites.
    Question – how can I print the page WITH all the photos?

    Thank you,
    Adele

  13. Adele, thanks for the feedback. I’m afraid there isn’t a way to print the recipe with photos. I would have liked to have the option to choose with or without photos, but it wasn’t possible with the method we used to eliminate the header and sidebars from printing.

  14. My god, that is the most delicious chicken kebabs I have ever seen.

    Time to go cook some chicken!

  15. Thanks for the tips and all those links. Pretty good timing since I’m doing something similar for the weekend.

  16. These look delicious and I loved the post with tips on grilling chickem breasts. We only ever grill bone-in chicken, with the skin on, precisely because I fear from shoe-leather consistency chicken breasts! But I’m loving the idea of leaving some chicken breasts marinating in the fridge, ready to be popped onto the griddle pan when I get home from work with a nice, fresh salsa 🙂

  17. I really like this recipe. My top tip is to mix in a bit of meat tenderiser which is just a bit of papaya enzyme and it softens the fibres in any meat.

  18. Hi Kalyn – I used your marinade recipe on boneless chicken thighs and grilled them. My family has pronounced this the BEST chicken ever! Thank you so much for so many wonderful and inspiring recipes…you are a real blessing!

  19. Is garlic puree in the asian section of grocery store? I don't have any on hand so I will try substituting some minced garlic.

    • Katherine minced garlic will work fine for this. I've seen the garlic puree (sometimes called ground garlic) by Asian foods and also in the produce where the jars of garlic are. But no need to buy it if you have fresh garlic!

  20. My husband loves chicken thighs and this was a great easy summer recipe. We enjoyed it. Thank you!

  21. We made this for dinner last night and my entire family loved it! Thanks for the recipe.

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