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Ginger Chicken Kabobs Recipe

Ginger chicken kabobs is an easy, family-friendly meal. The flavourful marinade is sweetened with a little molasses. Peanut sauce recipe included.

Ingredients

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  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into strips

Marinade:

  • 4 shallots, minced (can substitute 1/4 cup minced onion)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce or tamari (gluten-free)
  • 2 Tbsp. Asian fish sauce*
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses

Dipping sauce:

  • Leftover (or additional) marinade
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Asian fish sauce*
  • ½ Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses

Peanut Dipping Sauce Variation:

  • Half a batch of marinade (recipe above)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter

Instructions

Instructions:

  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a large bowl or baking dish and add the chicken, tossing to coat. Marinate the chicken pieces for 30 minutes to 2 hours (in the refrigerator), mixing it around from time to time.  (You can also combine the marinade ingredients in a food processor).
  2. Remove from marinade and thread on skewers.
  3. Cook on the grill over medium heat, or under the broiler, flipping once, until done.
  4. Scrape leftover marinade into a saucepan with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and warm over medium heat until sizzling. Stir in lime juice, fish sauce and molasses and simmer gently for five minutes.
  5. Serve alongside the chicken.

Peanut Dipping Sauce Variation:

  1. Add marinade to a saucepan with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and warm over medium heat until sizzling/boiling.
  2. Reduce heat and add remaining ingredients, whisking to combine.
  3. When it’s warmed through transfer to a serving bowl.

Notes

* Asian fish sauce is a light brown, flavourful sauce found in the specialty foods section of most grocery stores and in Asian markets.