Quick and Easy Meal: Chicken Skewers

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on March 27, 2011

A few weeks ago I panicked before dinner time. Somehow I made missed some key ingredients in the meal I had scheduled for that night. We had nothing to eat.

We were going to starve. I’m not exaggerating. At all.

Thank goodness for the Spring Penzeys Spice catalog. It saved our lives.

There, in hiding in the middle of the catalog was our answer. Super quick. Super easy. And best of all, I had all of the ingredients on hand.

Dinner was saved!

Grilling Chicken

This is one of those meals that you can throw together quickly in the morning or the night before so the chicken has time to marinate for a few hours, and when dinner rolls around you just pop in on the grill or on the stove. In 15 minutes, dinner is served.

Grilling Veggies

A quick weeknight meal that tastes good. And the kids may even eat it too.


Quick and Easy Meal: Chicken Skewers

Quick and Easy Meal: Chicken Skewers


  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds {optional}
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts {about 3 breasts}, cut into 1-inch or larger pieces
  • 2 peppers of your choice {red, orange, yellow, or green}, cut into 1-inch or larger pieces
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut into 1-inch or larger pieces


  1. In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, minced garlic, sugar, sesame or vegetable oil, black pepper, sesame seeds and finely chopped red onion. Mix well.
  2. Place the cut chicken in a gallon-sized ziplock bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken and place in the fridge for at least three hours, longer for more flavor.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread onto skewers. Discard any leftover marinade.
  4. On separate skewers thread the peppers and onion.
  5. Grill {outside or with a grill pan inside} or broil over medium heat, about 5-7 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.


The chicken will blacken because of the sugar in the marinade, this is totally normal and totally tasty. To complete the meal pair this with your favorite rice, quinoa or barley.


Meal Plan


Monday: Grilled cheese on foccacia bread
Tuesday: Lasagna soup {A Farm Girl’s Kitchen}
Wednesday: Kiddo’s choice, it’s his birthday
Thursday: Peanut Noodle Salad {Eat Better America}
Friday: Homemade pizza on beer battered crust and homemade sauce {AllRecipes.com}
Saturday: Leftovers
Sunday: Sourdough Waffles {King Arthur Flour}


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1 Catherine March 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I LOVE Penzey’s! They really do save the day, don’t they?

2 Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies March 28, 2011 at 3:36 am

Those chicken skewers look delish and what gorgeous colors.

3 Sherri March 28, 2011 at 5:51 am

Your skewers looks delicious. I’ll be trying out those babies. Love how the marinade blackens also. My boyfriend is the grill master so I think I’ll assemble and he can grill.

Thanks for sharing :)

4 Allison April 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I can’t wait to make these on the grill. It was too cold the week I made them, so I had to use my grill pan.

5 Jessica March 28, 2011 at 7:38 am

Okay i do skewers all the time but they never look like this in the pics! Yours look insanely delicious! Perfect with side of rice and veggies! Hope you had a great weekend!

6 TheKitchenWitch March 28, 2011 at 10:16 am

We love those in our house! Actually, I’m making them tonight because it’s National Food On A Stick Day! Who knew, right?

7 Allison April 1, 2011 at 3:22 pm

National Food on a Stick day? I wish I had known. How awesome is that?

8 Kristen March 28, 2011 at 10:52 am

I love easy meals like that….especially when they are delicious. My kids think skewers are so fun.

9 carolinaheartstrings March 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm

We are having this for dinner. It looks wonderful.

10 Micha @ Cookin' Mimi March 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Skewers are one of my favorite things to grill because the are fun and don’t take much work for something really tasty.

11 Paula March 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Great looking chicken skewers. No doubt they were as delicious as they look.

12 Miz Helen March 29, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Hi Alli,
Your Chicken look so delicious. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

13 Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations March 29, 2011 at 12:41 pm

This looks like an excellent SUMMER Dish for our family! Thank you for sharing.

Here’s my recipe: http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/03/rice-crispy-easter-eggs-to-make-with.html


14 Allison April 1, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Summer yes! Or in early Spring when you are wishing itwas summer. 😉

15 Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect March 29, 2011 at 9:06 pm

This looks so good! (And I’m glad you didn’t starve, of course!)

16 Trisha March 30, 2011 at 12:35 am

The marinade sounds lovely, I can’t wait to try it!

17 erica April 1, 2011 at 7:33 am

Loos so good……..making this, this weekend. Happy Foodie Friday!!!!

18 Allison April 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I hope you enjoy them. Stop back and let me know how they turned out.

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