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Spicy Chicken Skewers Recipe

spicy chicken skewers
Chicken skewers are always a great choice to prepare for dinner using an outdoor grill. These chicken skewers are brushed with a sticky and spicy glaze. The glaze gets a lot of its flavor from Asian ingredients such as fish sauce and hot chili sauce. If you are a fan of spicy foods, chances are you will love these chicken skewers. It is important to soak the wooden skewers are at least one hour in water to prevent them from catching fire. You can see from the pictures that even after soaking the skewers they still got pretty charred. This recipe is great for summer cookouts. Enjoy.

spicy chicken skewers

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Spicy Chicken Skewers Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup of rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup hot chili paste
  • ¼ cup of fish sauce
  • ¼ cup Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated peeled ginger
  • 1 1/2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 2-inch chunks)
  • 8 bamboo skewers (soaked in water for at least 1 hour)


  1. In a large bowl whisk together brown sugar, vinegar, chili paste, fish sauce, sriracha, and ginger.
  2. Add the chicken pieces and toss to coat.
  3. Thread 4 to 5 of the chicken pieces onto each skewer.
  4. Transfer the marinade to a small saucepan.
  5. Bring to a boil and simmer until reduced by ½ (about 1 cup), 7-10 minutes.
  6. Lightly grease the grates of an outdoor grill. Heat the grill to medium-high heat.
  7. Add the chicken skewers and cook while turning to baste often with the reduced marinade until fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.), about 8 to 10 minutes.

Keywords: Spicy,Chicken,Skewers

Recipe rating

Sharon Woody

Thursday 19th of June 2014

I swear, this site has some of the most tasty looking dishes i've ever seen


Wednesday 4th of June 2014

What brand of fish sauce do you use? I am always nervous to buy a new ingredient. (I have experimented with fish sauce in the past and it made my husband horribly ill - any suggestion would be great)


Wednesday 4th of June 2014

Could you tell me how much hot chili paste to use?!! Thanks!


Wednesday 4th of June 2014

Sorry about that. It is 1/3 cup. I have updated the ingredient list.