|Only three left by the time I got a picture!|
I found organic skinless and boneless chicken thighs at Costco (great for parties!), but I didn't want to buy a bottle of pre-made teriyaki sauce. I wanted to make my own marinade, so I looked over many different recipes, and what I used ended up being a mix of a few different things I found. Next time I make this I'll try using even less sugar, and since I forgot the sesame seeds this time around, I definitely want to add those! Overall though the skewers turned out really well, and are a great party food! I meant to take a photo when I plated them, as I had a huge pile of skewers, but they disappeared into bellies so fast that by the time I got my camera out only three were left! I guess people liked them. Hmm...Superbowl party snack perhaps?
Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
~3lbs Organic Chicken Thighs, skinless and boneless
1C Organic Soy Sauce
3/4C Brown Sugar
1T Pressed Garlic
2T Grated Fresh Ginger
Skewers (bamboo works well, or metal if you have them)
Sesame Seeds for garnish
*Note: If using bamboo or wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water for about an hour, to prevent them from burning later.
- Mix marinade ingredients in a large glass bowl, big enough to hold all the chicken. Stir to combine, and be sure sugar is dissolved. Feel free to play with the amounts, nothing in this recipe is exact!
- Cut chicken thighs into roughly 1/2" to 1" strips, and submerge in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate, let marinate for at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours. The longer it sits, the stronger the flavor will be.
- When ready to cook, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Thread chicken meat onto the skewers, and line them up on a pan or baking dish.
- Cook til done, about 30 minutes. Baste chicken with the marinade around 15 minutes in. Discard what's left.
- Put on serving dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve warm.