Cilantro Sweet Chili Chicken Skewers

A few days late but this recipe for chicken skewers is more than amazing. I don't even really know how to put it into words. We both agreed this was the best meal ever had from the grill. The chicken was juicy, and the sweet chili sauce created such a delicious glaze. We decided the next time we made this we'd double the recipe because we wanted leftovers. Omg. Just make it. So yum.

1-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 red onion, quartered
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c sweet chili sauce (plus extra for basting)
4 tsp minced garlic
3/4 bunch fresh cilantro (save a little for garnishing)
1 tsp salt/pepper, each

Soak skewers in water for at least 20 minutes to prevent burning. Cut chicken into 1" cubes and place into bowl. Add olive oil, 1/4 c sweet chili sauce, garlic, and cilantro in a food processor and pulverize. Pour the marinade into the bowl with the chicken, add a teaspoon of salt and pepper and marinate overnite if possible. We marinated about 8 hours.

Preheat the grill to medium heat and coat with oil. Remove chicken from the refrigerator and put 5-6 pieces of chicken on each skewer, with red onion between.  Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. Brush chili sauce on chicken just before done cooking to create a nice glaze. Will brushed it on several times while they were cooking actually. YUM!!!!

Original recipe found here.

This was our whole meal! Roasted Parmesan Green Beans, some baked seasoned eggplant with Parmesan, and baked jalapenos with some Laughing Cow cheese in them. Love those by the way... we have had them several times since my mom gave me about 25 jalapenos. :)

Another time - sauteed broccoli and sweet potato fries. Mmm!


  1. Good! My friend Lynsey made them last weekend and said they were so amazing. You won't be disappointed!