Sesame Chicken Kebabs
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Sesame Chicken Kebabs Succulent chunks of chicken coated with a sticky, sweet & spicy glaze & crunchy sesame seeds. Easy, quick & bursting with flavour!
Recipe type: BBQ or Griddle
Serves: 4 kebabs
  • 4 chicken breasts or 8 chicken thighs cut into 3 to 4 cm chunks
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (I used Shaoxing)
  • 2 garlic cloves - crushed
  • 2 cm piece freshly grated ginger
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sweet chilli jam or sauce (I used my homemade sweet chilli jam)
Basting & coating:
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Marinate your chicken:
  1. Whisk the marinade ingredients together. Place the chicken in a container and coat the chicken pieces with the marinade.
  2. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Assemble your skewers:
  1. Remove the chicken from the fridge and thread 4 to 6 pieces of chicken on to a skewer, don't thread them too closely.
Cook your chicken kebabs:
  1. Cook your kebabs on a preheated griddle or BBQ for about fifteen minutes, browning on all sides until cooked through with no pink showing.
  2. Remove from the BBQ or griddle and baste with sesame oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  3. Serve with sweet chilli dipping sauce and Oriental Sesame Slaw or a bowl of fluffy white rice.
Total time doesn't include marinating time.
Recipe by Tales From The Kitchen Shed at