You know those days when you don't have a clue what to cook or eat? Well, I have a lot of those. Saturday was one of those days. After the very successful bread making, I wanted to dive into some cooking but was feeling very uninspired. Sometimes it just seems easier to have a frozen pizza and be done with it.
So after searching the fridge for way too long, I decided on something with chicken. I started hauling ingredients out of the cupboard to make some kind of marinade and just kind of started from there. I honestly had no clue if it was going to taste good or not. Just roll with it! These are kind of everything kebabs. As I added most of what I found in the cupboard and hoped for the best.
Well, the result was a sweet, tangy and spicy kebab. The kids woofed them down and I enjoyed them as well. They had just enough spice to be declared spicy, but there was a sweetness that guided them to the softer pallet.
We ended up having a big green salad, couscous and minted yoghurt dip to go along with this chicken A very tasty meal indeed.
Note: I marinated this chicken for an hour, but the longer the better if you have the time.
I baked these in the oven, but you could just as easily barbecue them for better flavour in the warmer months. In fact, they are top on my list as soon as I break out the barbecue.
These kebabs go great with the Minted Yoghurt Dip, which is what I had on the side last Saturday.
Sweet and Spicy Kebabs
Makes 6 - 8 Kebabs
2 Chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
2/3 Cup/160 ml ketchup
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons siracha sauce
1 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
4 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 Dried chilli, very finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper
In a small saucepan set over medium low heat, add the ketchup, soy sauce, sirancha sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, chill, salt and pepper. Give a good stir and leave to simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and leave to cool slightly.
Add the chicken pieces to a large bowl and pour over marinade. Stir well, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. When ready to cook, remove from fridge and put the chicken pieces on skewer sticks. I usually put about 5 pieces of chicken on a skewer. You can put on as much as you like. Once you have finished with all your sticks, put them in a large baking tray. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and turn all the kebabs over. Return to over for a further 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Remove from oven and serve straight away with your favourite side dishes.
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