Sriracha-Glazed Grilled Chicken Kabobs
These Sriracha-Glazed Grilled Chicken Kabobs can be as spicy as you’d like, so use more or less Sriracha to suit your family.
When I’m traveling I like to buy cooking souvenirs that help me remember my trip. When I visit a new place I do some research about the food, and on my recent trip to Turkey, I knew I wanted to find the blade-type skewers used to make the famous Turkish ground meat kebabs. I was thrilled when I found the beautiful skewers you see in this photo for Sriracha-Glazed Grilled Chicken Kabobs. I’ve already used the skewers twice, and they definitely are inspiring me to make a lot more kabobs for the grill!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Avocado Oil (affiliate link) (for the grill, see notes)
- Peanut Oil (affiliate link) (see notes)
- soy sauce or Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link)
- garlic puree or Minced Garlic (affiliate link)
- Minced Ginger (affiliate link) from a jar (sometimes called ground ginger in Asian markets)
- fresh-squeezed lime juice, I used my fresh-frozen lime juice
- Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link)
What if you don’t like foods that are too spicy?
You can adjust the spiciness in these Sriracha-Glazed Grilled Chicken Kabobs. We made them pretty spicy, but if you’re cooking for kids or adults who don’t like a lot of heat, just cut down on the amount of Sriracha Rooster Sauce (affiliate link) when you add it to the marinade to make the glaze. (Kara’s son Cooper was only 11 when we first tested this recipe, and he liked it with the reduced amount of Sriracha.)
Where can you get blade-type skewers?
If you can’t travel to Turkey, you can get blade-type skewers (affiliate link) in a lot of cooking stores. The flat, wider skewers are so much better than round kabob skewers because they keep the meat or vegetables from twirling around on the skewer when you turn the kabobs on the grill. And using this type of skewer or double skewers (affiliate link) makes it especially easy to make ground-meat kabobs like Kubideh, but even for simple recipes like these grilled chicken kabobs having good skewers makes it so much easier.
What if you don’t have an outdoor grill?
How to make this recipe:
(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- Trim chicken breasts and cut the chicken into same-size chunks.
- Mix oil, soy sauce or Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link), garlic, ginger, and lime juice to make the marinade.
- Put chicken pieces and HALF the marinade mixture into a plastic bag or plastic container and marinate in the fridge for 6-8 hours. (Save reserved marinade to make the glaze.)
- When you’re ready to cook, preheat the oiled grill, drain the chicken, and thread chicken on to skewers.
- Mix 1-2 T Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link) into the marinade you reserved and use it to brush the chicken kabobs as they cook.
- Turn kabobs about every 4 minutes, brushing with the Sriracha glaze each time you turn.
- Cook until chicken is nicely browned and firm (but not hard) to the touch.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
- If you have any leftovers, chop up the chicken and eat inside lettuce wraps!
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- 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 T avocado oil (for the grill, see notes)
Marinade -Glaze Ingredients
- 1/4 cup peanut oil (see notes)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce (see notes)
- 1 T garlic puree or finely minced fresh garlic (pureed garlic from a jar is fine)
- 2 tsp. ground ginger from a jar (see notes)
- 3 T lime juice (see notes)
- 1 T Sriracha Rooster Sauce (to mix into reserved marinade for the glaze; see notes.)
- Trim all fat and undesirable parts from chicken breasts and cut chicken into same-size chunks about 2 inches square.
- Mix the oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and lime juice to make the marinade.
- Put chicken pieces and HALF the mixed marinade into a plastic bag or plastic container and marinate the chicken pieces 6-8 hours in the refrigerator, turning a few times if you’re home.
- When you’re ready to cook, make sure the grill is clean and then spray grill with non-stick grill spray or brush with a high smoke-point oil like peanut oil or avocado oil.
- Heat grill to medium-high temperature (you can only hold your hand there for a few seconds.)
- Mix 1 tablespoons of Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link) into the reserved marinade to make the glaze, then taste to see if you want more Sriracha.
- Drain the chicken, discarding the marinade, and thread chicken pieces on to skewers, preferably blade-type skewers or double skewers. (affiliate links)
- If you sometimes have trouble with meat sticking to the grill, brush the grill again with a high-smoke point oil right before you lay the chicken kabobs on the grill. (Do this carefully; oil that drips down can flame up.)
- Put chicken kabobs on the grill and brush generously with the Sriracha glaze.
- Turn kabobs about every 4 minutes and brush with glaze each time, cooking the kabobs until the chicken is nicely browned and firm (but not hard) to the touch. Actual cooking time will depend on the thickness of the chicken pieces and how hot your grill is, but estimated time is about 12-14 minutes.
- Chicken needs to reach an internal cooking temperature of 165F/74C to be safe; use an instant-read meat thermometer (affiliate link) if you have one.
- Serve chicken hot.
- Leftover chicken could be reheated and eaten over salad or inside lettuce wraps.
I like avocado oil (affiliate link) for spraying on the grill. If you don't have ground ginger in a jar, be sure the ginger is very finely minced or it will burn on the grill. I use my fresh-frozen lime juice for this recipe. I use Peanut Oil (affiliate link) to go with the Asian flavors in this marinade, but any neutral-flavored oil can be substituted. Use Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link) if needed.
This recipe created by Kalyn and tested with Kara and Jake.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 1213mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 39g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These slightly-spicy chicken kabobs are low-carb and low-glycemic, and everything in this recipe is a good ingredient choice for the original South Beach Diet.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2015. It was last updated in 2021.