Sunday, November 3, 2013

Game Day Chicken Skewers

So this week we continue with our theme of easy game day recipes. In an effort to continue our streak of a "No Repeat Recipe Season," this recipe was developed out of the need for something quick, easy, and, perhaps best of all, inexpensive. The great thing about this recipe is that you probably already have all of the marinade ingredients in your kitchen and the boneless chicken thighs are a very economical selection at your local grocery store. This recipe can also be doubled or even tripled for a large gathering.
4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
1/4 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Lime, Juiced
1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
4 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
12 Wooden Skewers

1. Place the wooden skewered in a shallow dish and cover with water. Allow to sit while preparing the remaining ingredients.
2. Lay the chicken thighs on a large cutting board. Unroll each thigh and slice lengthwise to make 3 strips.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the soy sauce, garlic, lime juice, ginger and brown sugar. Stir well.
4. Carefully thread a strip of chicken onto each soaked skewer and place in a shallow dish. Cover the chicken with the marinade. Allow to marinade for at least 3 hours or up to overnight.
5. When ready to cook, place on a the skewers grill pan or hot grill over medium heat, making sure to completely coat the chicken in the marinade as it is transferred from the marinade pan. Turn frequently to prevent burning of the sugars. Cook for 10 minutes, or until cooked throughout, and deeply browned.
6. Remove from the heat and enjoy.

Note: I wrote this recipe for easy transport to the tailgating site. The skewers do get a little sticky from the marinade. If you are cooking these at home, I would marinade the strips and then place on the skewers right before cooking. 

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