Sticky Bourbon Chicken Skewers

These sticky bourbon chicken skewers are not only an easy party appetizer, they’re incredibly additive. You can’t stop after eating just one!

[updated May 31, 2019] I’m telling you this as a friend: make sure you’ve got people standing around when you take these babies off the stove, because once you taste one, you’ll want to eat the entire platter, sticky fingers and all.

You think I’m joking? I double dog dare you to not eat just one. Go ahead! Try me.



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You can skip the skewers if you’d like, and just cut the chicken up into bite-sized pieces and stab them with toothpicks.

The star of this recipe is the marinade, so whether you serve the chicken on skewers or not is secondary.

Just make sure you remember to have fun! (although pssst… the bourbon helps that part!)



Sticky Bourbon Chicken Skewers

Ingredients

Protein

boneless, skinless chicken thigh2 pounds

Dry Goods

olive oil1 tablespoon
honey.5 cup
soy sauce.25 cup
Worcestershire sauce2 tablespoons

Extra Items

wooden skewers
bourbon.5 cup

Produce

garlic2 cloves

Instructions

I'm telling you this as a friend: make sure you've got people standing around when you take these babies off the stove, because once you taste one, you'll want to eat the entire platter, sticky fingers and all.

  1. Cut the chicken into long strips, then skewer. Set aside.
  2. Combine the rest of ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  3. Add the sauce to a large, wide saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, then lower the heat.
  4. Add the skewers and turn in the sauce to coat.
  5. Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Turn occasionally to prevent the sauce from burning.
  6. Remove the chicken skewers from the pan and set aside. Spoon any remaining sauce into a bowl to be used as a dipping sauce on the skewers.

Prep Plan

Prep it for later:
1. Cut the chicken, if needed, and thread onto skewers. Transfer to a resealable bag or container.
2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a resealable container.
Store chicken and sauce ingredients in the fridge for up to 7 days, or the freezer for up to 3 months.

You’ll need:
1 bag or container of skewered chicken
1 container of sauce ingredients

Prepare from prepped:
1. Thaw ingredients as necessary.
2. Follow the instructions in Steps 3-6