It’s amazing the meals that you can pull out of thin air when you’re starving. I left work really hungry and couldn’t wait to get home and have dinner but wasn’t sure what to cook. As I gave it some thought on the way home I decided on Asian Style Chicken Skewers since I had chicken, onions, mushrooms, a variety of sauces and skewers in the house. I picked up some fresh peppers and got to work.
What you will need…
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
baby bella mushrooms
variety of peppers (I used yellow and orange)
low sodium soy sauce
toasted sesame oil
I don’t have actual measurements as I eyeballed this one so you’ll have to use your best judgement.
1. Cut the chicken breast into cubes and season with garlic powder and cayenne pepper. I also sprinkled on a little adobo powder. Wash and cut up onions, peppers and mushrooms.
2. Assemble the chicken and vegetables onto skewers adding 4-5 pieces of chicken on each. It makes things easier and the skewers more visually appealing when you get somewhat of a pattern going and stick to it.
3. Heat some olive oil in a grill pan (mine is from Ikea), you can also use a George Foreman or any other portable grill just leave it open… and of course you can use an outdoor grill. Place the skewers in the pan 3-4 at a time and cook about 5 minutes, turn and cook for another 5. You want them to get a little charred with visible grill marks.
4. While the skewers are cooking mix the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, honey and sesame oil in a small bowl.
5. Remove the skewers from the pan and place on a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil. Put the next batch of skewers in the pan.
6. Brush the skewers on the cookie sheet with the sauce mixture coating both sides evenly.
7. When the next batch is done add them to the cookie sheet and coat with the sauce as well.
8. Add the skewers back to the pan to let the sauce cook on a bit and heat through.
9. Remove from the pan and serve while hot. I served with some green beans that I grilled in the same pan with a little sea salt and black pepper and some Jasmine rice.