Sticky lemon chicken skewers

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Make these sticky lemon chicken skewers for your next family dinner. Sticky chicken skewers are a great way to make chicken taste delicious, without breadcrumbs and frying.

Sometimes getting young children to eat protein like chicken can be a struggle. If it’s not covered in breadcrumbs, deep fried and served with a mound of ketchup you might get a ‘yuk’ or ‘disgusting’ from your little diners.
 
These sticky lemon chicken skewers are cooked in a fresh lemon and honey marinade to make them packed full of flavour, without the added fats. Give it a go and serve them up with noodles, rice or their favourite sides.

 

Summary

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 4 mini chicken skewers

Sticky chicken skewers with honey and lemon

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 x 125 gram chicken breasts cut into 2cm x 2cm cubes
  • lemon slices (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, to garnish

Sticky lemon marinade:

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into 2cm x 2cm chunks. Season well with with salt and pepper and place in a bowl.
  2. Whisk together the soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, olive oil and crushed garlic cloves to make your marinade.
  3. Pour the mixture over the chicken breast chunks, cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge to marinate for 20 minutes or overnight (if you’re pushed for time you can skip this step).
  4. When you’re ready to begin, ideally soak the wooden skewers in cold water for 20 minutes to prevent burning.
  5. Thread the chicken onto the skewers, about four pieces per skewer. Set the remaining marinade to one side.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large frying pan and add in the fresh thyme leaves. Heat for a minute or two to release the flavours.
  7. Place the chicken skewers into the pan. Try to place the whole skewer flat on the pan so that all pieces are cooked evenly. Brown the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  8. Then pour the marinade into the pan and cook it all on a low heat until the chicken pieces are cooked through. The marinade should thicken but take care that it doesn’t burn.
  9. Add a good splash of hot water and some lemon slices if you would like.
  10. Towards the end of the cooking time, sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped coriander leaves. Serve with brown rice or noodles and stir fried vegetables for a tasty family dinner.

Sticky lemon chicken skewers – our step by step guide:

 

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Make these sticky lemon chicken skewers for your next family dinner. Sticky chicken skewers are a great way to make chicken taste delicious, without breadcrumbs and frying.
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Chop your chicken pieces

Chop your chicken breasts into chunks (about 2 x 2cm).

Place in a bowl and season with some salt and pepper.

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Make these sticky lemon chicken skewers for your next family dinner. Sticky chicken skewers are a great way to make chicken taste delicious, without breadcrumbs and frying.
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Make your marinade

Mix your soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, olive oil and minced garlic together.

If you have time to marinate the chicken then pour the marinade over the chicken pieces. Cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for 20 minutes or overnight.

If you don’t have time to marinate then move onto the next step.

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Make these sticky lemon chicken skewers for your next family dinner. Sticky chicken skewers are a great way to make chicken taste delicious, without breadcrumbs and frying.
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Prep the wooden skewers

Ideally soak your skewers in a little cold water for 15-20 minutes before cooking.

This prevents them from burning when it’s time to fry the skewers. If you’re pushed for time or if you’re using metal skewers you can skip this.

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Make these sticky lemon chicken skewers for your next family dinner. Sticky chicken skewers are a great way to make chicken taste delicious, without breadcrumbs and frying.
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Thread your chicken pieces

Thread your chicken pieces onto the skewers.

You should have about 4 or 5 pieces per skewer.

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Make these sticky lemon chicken skewers for your next family dinner. Sticky chicken skewers are a great way to make chicken taste delicious, without breadcrumbs and frying.
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Start cooking the sticky lemon chicken skewers

Heat your olive oil in a large fry pan and add the fresh thyme leaves to cook for a few minutes.

Place your skewers in the pan to brown. Try to lay them flat so that all the chicken pieces are cooked evenly.

Brown them for 2-3 minutes on each side.

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Make these sticky lemon chicken skewers for your next family dinner. Sticky chicken skewers are a great way to make chicken taste delicious, without breadcrumbs and frying.
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Add the remaining marinade

Pour in the rest of your marinade and cook it all on a low heat for about 10 minutes, turning the chicken skewers over every few minutes.

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Make these sticky lemon chicken skewers for your next family dinner. Sticky chicken skewers are a great way to make chicken taste delicious, without breadcrumbs and frying.
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Add water and lemon slices

If you’d like to add lemon slices, pop those in together with a splash of hot water.

When the chicken is nearly ready you can sprinkle on some sesame seeds or garnish with chopped coriander.

Your sticky lemon chicken skewers are ready.

 

Serve with brown rice, your favourite noodles and crunchy veggies

 

 

Make these sticky lemon chicken skewers for your next family dinner. Sticky chicken skewers are a great way to make chicken taste yum

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Sticky lemon chicken skewers

These sticky lemon chicken skewers are cooked in a fresh lemon and honey marinade to make them packed full of flavour, without the added fats. Give it a go and serve them up with noodles, rice or your favourite sides.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating time (optional) 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 mini skewers
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leave
  • 2 125 gram chicken breasts cut into 2cm x 2cm cubes
  • 1 lemon cut into thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Sticky lemon marinade

  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken breasts into 2cm x 2cm chunks. Season well with with salt and pepper and place in a bowl.
  • Whisk together the soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, olive oil and crushed garlic cloves to make your marinade.
  • Pour the mixture over the chicken breast chunks, cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge to marinate for 20 minutes or overnight (if you’re pushed for time you can skip this step).
  • When you’re ready to begin, ideally soak the wooden skewers in cold water for 20 minutes to prevent burning.
  • Thread the chicken onto the skewers, about four pieces per skewer. Set the remaining marinade to one side.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large frying pan and add in the fresh thyme leaves. Heat for a minute or two to release the flavours.
  • Place the chicken skewers into the pan. Try to place the whole skewer flat on the pan so that all pieces are cooked evenly. Brown the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Then pour the marinade into the pan and cook it all on a low heat until the chicken pieces are cooked through. The marinade should thicken but take care that it doesn’t burn.
  • Add a good splash of hot water and some lemon slices if you would like.
  • Towards the end of the cooking time, sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped coriander leaves. Serve with brown rice or noodles and stir fried vegetables for a tasty family dinner.
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