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Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs

Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs - These savory sweet chicken kabobs are unbelievably easy to make and they're so perfect for game day!

These savory sweet chicken kabobs are unbelievably easy to make and they’re so perfect for game day!

Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs - These savory sweet chicken kabobs are unbelievably easy to make and they're so perfect for game day!

I’m trying to grasp that Christmas is in 4 days and I still haven’t finished Christmas shopping yet. I’m about 90% done but I still need to make a trip to the mall since this is the one thing left that I can’t actually purchase on Amazon. I guess this is what I get for procrastinating! But let’s talk about something more pleasant. Something completely un-Christmas related, like these chicken teriyaki kabobs.

Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs - These savory sweet chicken kabobs are unbelievably easy to make and they're so perfect for game day!

Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs - These savory sweet chicken kabobs are unbelievably easy to make and they're so perfect for game day!

Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs - These savory sweet chicken kabobs are unbelievably easy to make and they're so perfect for game day!

Being a huge lover of anything teriyaki-related, I knew these would be a big hit in our house. With a simple marinade with pantry ingredients, these kabobs come together so easily. And once marinated, you can just pop these on the grill for about 5 minutes and that’s it! Seriously, how easy is that?

Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs - These savory sweet chicken kabobs are unbelievably easy to make and they're so perfect for game day!

These would be so perfect for game day or as a quick and easy meal for those busy weeknights. You can serve as is or alongside some rice. Either way, everyone will be sure to gobble these up instantly!

Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs - These savory sweet chicken kabobs are unbelievably easy to make and they're so perfect for game day!

Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs

These savory sweet chicken kabobs are unbelievably easy to make and they’re so perfect for game day!

1 hour10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish

Directions:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic powder, honey and 1 cup water; bring to a simmer. Stir in cornstarch mixture until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 2 minutes; let cool to room temperature.
  • In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine teriyaki marinade and chicken; marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight, turning the bag occasionally.
  • Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  • Thread chicken onto skewers. Add skewers to the grill and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds and green onion, if desired.

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51 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is a keeper!!! Delicious, tender and approved by the entire family!! Marinated for several hours and each piece was so full of flavor.

  2. Can this be served at room temp?

  3. Just made this, it is so good. My husband isn’t a fan of sauce that is mostly soy sauce though so I added some juice from a fresh orange and a bit more honey and it is delicious! I cannot wait to taste it on the chicken and veggies after it cooks.

  4. This marinade is exactly what the name of your site is!!!! I made kabobs for a 4th of July party….they disappeared so fast I barely got one. This recipe is a total KEEPER!!!!! ย I’m making it again today(which literally is the day after I first made it!), So that we can clean up left overs. Thank you sssooo much for this delicious recipe!

  5. How many skewers does this make?

    • Yalonda, the number of skewers can actually vary quite a bit depending on how much chicken is threaded onto each skewer.

  6. This is my go to teryaki sauce for all things teriyaki. I cannot believe I have lived my whole life using bottled sauce thinking it was good.

  7. I made these tonight and they were absolutely delicious !! My husband said more more more

  8. Made this tonight and it was super delicious, loved it! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. We’ve made this recipe several times & it’s delicious!! I was wondering if you have nutritional information (calories, fat, carbs, etc.) for this? Thanks!

    • Thank you for trying my recipe!

      Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, I recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information.

  10. I’m thinking about using this marinade to make chicken for your Shrimp Fried Rice recipe I love so much (to replace the shrimp because I make it about once a week and shrimp is pricey). But I’m super sensitive to cornstarch, is there a way I can make this without using cornstarch? Perhaps everything but? Thank you so much for your help!

  11. I LOVE teriyaki anything! This looks really easy – I wish I had them for lunch right now

  12. These were good. We made 2 batches of the marinade; one batch we used to marinate as directed. The second batch was warmed up and put in individual serving cups for each person to dunk their chicken in. I served it with your lomein recipe and it was yummy!

  13. I tried this teriyaki chicken and it tastes fantastic!

  14. Is there anything that I could replace the sugar with in most of these Asian-inspired recipes?

  15. They were delicious! I added fresh garlic since I don’t have garlic powder which made them a bit too garlicky but still delicious! Definitely making them again:)

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  17. I tried making this marinade twice and each time it comes out looking like water gravy. Its is not the nice thick hard marinade you have in your pictures. =( Not sure why mine doesn’t thicken.

  18. Do you think I could marinate some veggies with this marinade too?

  19. Can i freez it? It will remain tasty?

  20. The whole family loved these kabobs. Super easy and super delicious. We split the chicken and marinated half of the batch as the recipe states and the other half we added two tablespoons of garlic chili sauce. Both were excellent!! We definitely will keep this recipe for future meals!

  21. Hmmm, tempting, my toungue is into sweet n sour dishes or a pinch of sweetness, and with this recipe, suites my taste..yumm..xxx

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  23. These sound so delish!!! Could they be made in the oven or on a griddle? We don’t have a grill available right now.

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  25. Oh yum! This looks so so flavorful ๐Ÿ™‚ I love this recipe!

  26. I would absolutely inhale these, I love chicken teriyaki!

  27. I love kabobs! These are making me so hungry, they look amazing!

  28. Good luck at the mall . . . it’s going to be crazy! This chicken sounds delish.

  29. Mmmmmmm…. So simple, so delicious!

  30. Lawd, those kabobs look amazing! I love your photos, Chung-Ah!
    I don’t have time to shop for Christmas gifts, but I will almost always make time for teriyaki something or other!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy Holidays to you and to yours! XO

  31. Our grill is under twelve inches of snow. ๐Ÿ™
    Can I broil these? And if so, how long?
    They sound yummy!
    Thanks

    • You can most definitely broil these but you will have to adjusting broiling time as needed depending on the settings you use.

  32. Awesome recipe Chung-Ah!! Teriyaki chicken in always a hit in my house!

  33. I have a husband who 1)Likes anything asian 2)Needs a lot of protein 3)Could watch football everyday forever and be happy.
    Looks like I’ve got the first 2 parts covered. Now, to work on the football…Thanks for the recipe!

  34. I think these are just perfect for entertaining or just a quick dinner at this busy time of year. I love teriyaki, too!

  35. Even though you say it’s un-Christmas related I would be thrilled if those were served at any Christmas party! Amazing!