Why you’ll love this recipe:
This super quick and easy chicken recipe is an ideal weeknight dinner. Seriously, no more boring chicken breast dinners!
- Kids love skewer dinners. It’s a FUN way to break up mundane dinners!
- It’s a perfect dinner for meal planning. If you start the marinating the night before, dinner will come together even faster.
- Feel free to try different marinades, which add variety to your weekly meal planning.
Key Ingredient Notes:
- Chicken – You can use dark cuts for this recipe, but I usually use boneless, skinless chicken breast, because it cooks fast!
- Garlic and ginger add so much flavor to this chicken dish.
- Honey is also an essential ingredient for the sauce. I highly recommend using raw honey, as it’s more flavorful. (Did you know regular commercial honey in the grocery stores is more honey-flavored corn syrup than honey? Check out the ingredient list!)
- Soy sauce – I use regular Kikkoman’s All-Purpose soy sauce. (Learn all about different types of soy sauce.)
- Sriracha adds a nice kick! But feel free to omit it to keep it kid-friendly.
- Garnishes, like lime and cilantro, add great flavor, but are completely optional.
How to make this recipe:
- Make the marinade: Mix together the honey, olive oil, Sriracha, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in a small bowl. That’s it – the tasty chicken marinade is ready!
- Marinate the chicken: Cut the chicken breast into 1-inch cubes and place it in a medium bowl, or a plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken and mix well. Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.
- Thread the chicken on skewers: Thread the marinated chicken cubes on the skewers, 4-5 chicken pieces on each skewer. Arrange the skewers on a baking sheet, lined with a sheet of foil and lightly oiled.
- Bake the chicken skewers for 15 minutes at 400°F. Flip the skewers halfway for even cooking.
- Cut the chicken breast up to 3 days in advance.
- Marinade the chicken the night before.
- Soak the bamboo skewers overnight as well.
Remove the leftover chicken kebabs from the skewers and place them in an airtight container. Then refrigerate for up to 2 days. Or freeze for up to 3 months.
To reheat, microwave for 1-2 minutes, or air fry for 3-4 minutes at 370°F.
Side Dish Ideas:
These chicken skewers are so versatile and pair perfectly with pretty much anything. Check out our side dish category to complete your meal.
Chicken breast is cooked when the internal temperature reaches 155-160°F (68-71°C). I use my Thermapen to check for doneness.
No, properly cooked chicken shouldn’t be pink.
Not really. Soak bamboo wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes, or overnight, before using in the oven or grill.
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Let me know once you’ve tried it by leaving a comment below or sharing a photo and tagging @busy_cooks on Instagram!
Honey Sriracha Chicken Skewers
Honey Sriracha Chicken Skewers
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons Sriracha Note 1
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- ½ tablespoon freshly grated ginger or fresh ginger paste
- 4 garlic cloves pressed
- 2 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast Note 2
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or olive oil spray
- Chopped cilantro for serving
- 12 wooden or metal skewers
- If using bamboo skewers, soak them in a water bath for at least 30 minutes, or overnight. This prevents the skewers from burning.
- To make the marinade, in a small bowl, whisk together honey, olive oil, Sriracha, soy sauce, ginger and garlic.
- To prepare chicken, cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Place the chicken in a ziplock bag, or a bowl, and pour in the marinade. Squeeze out as much air as possible and zip the bag. Marinate for at least an hour, or overnight in the fridge.
- To cook the chicken, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with a sheet of foil and drizzle olive oil.
- Thread the marinated chicken cubes onto the skewers, about 4-5 pieces on each, and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake until chicken is fully cooked, about 15 minutes, turning half way through. Internal temperature should read 165°F.
* Disclaimer: All nutrition information are estimates only. Read full nutrition disclosure.
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