Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Teriyaki Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers and Veggie Skewers

My husband and I had some family and friends over the other day for a barbecue and I really wanted to make skewers for the occasion. I found this super yummy and super easy teriyaki sauce recipe from Our Best Bites that I used to marinate the bacon wrapped chicken and pineapple skewers. Wow! They were so good and everyone just loved them! My husband keeps telling me that we need to make them again because he liked them so much. I also grilled some veggie skewers to go along with the meat. I served the skewers with sticky rice and a salad and it was just perfect!

Teriyaki Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces

  • 1 package thin cut bacon

  • 1 pineapple, cut into chunks

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon cold water
teriyaki sauce:
in a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and pepper. bring to a boil over medium-high heat. while heating, combine cornstarch and cold water. when the sauce boils, add the cornstarch mixture. stir until thickened and bubbly.

to prepare the skewers:
if you are using wood skewers make sure to soak them in water for a few hours prior to assembly so that they don't burn on the grill. cut the bacon slices into thirds and then wrap a slice of bacon around each piece of chicken. skewer the bacon wrapped chicken and the pineapple alternately onto the skewers. place skewers in a shallow pan and pour the teriyaki sauce over them. marinate in the refrigerator for at least three hours or more turning skewers and coating them with sauce occasionally.

Veggie Skewers
  • mushrooms
  • purple onion
  • yellow zucchini
  • green zucchini
  • red bell pepper
  • green bell pepper
  • any other veggies that you like
  • melted butter
cut or slice veggies into bite sized chunks. assemble on skewers. brush with melted butter and place on grill. brush with more melted butter as you grill.


michelle said...

I saw these on Best Bites and want to make them. Now even more!

jessica said...

i made these for dinner today and they were delicious. i will never go back to plain kabobs. thanks for sharing.