We love chicken and summer is grilling season; grilling chicken makes sense. Nothing is quicker, tastier, and easier than chicken on the grill.  Nevertheless, we get bored with the same ole chicken on the grill and this recipe takes the doldrums out of a grilled chicken dinner.  The sweet flavor of orange marmalade marinade, smokiness of grilling, and then pairing with the zestiness of the sesame dip creates a divinely, scrumptious dish.

RECIPE


Grilled Orange Marmalade Chicken Skewers

Grilled Orange Marmalade Chicken Skewers with Parmesan Risotto and Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Orange Marmalade Chicken Skewers with Parmesan Risotto and Grilled Vegetables

  • Prep: 30 minutes
  • Marinate  1 to 4 Hours
  • Grill  10 to 12 Minutes
  • Makes  8 Servings
  • 250 calories per serving

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (can substitute chicken boneless, skinless chicken thighs)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup stone  ground mustard
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
  • 8  – 12” Bamboo wooden skewers

Preparation

Step 1

Cut chicken breast lengthwise into 1-inch strips.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, set aside.

chicken ready to cut

Step 2

In a medium bowl whisk together lemon juice, chicken broth, lemon peel and marmalade.

ingredients for orange marmilade

Step 3

Pour marinade into a ziplock baggie and add chicken.  Seal ziplock baggie and massage the marinade into the chicken for a minute.  Refrigerate for 1-4 hours, turn the bag occasionally. Place the wooden skewers in water for about ½ hour.

marinating chicken

Step 4

Prepare dipping sauce – In a small bowl add honey, mustard, mayonnaise, and sesame seeds.  Stir until all ingredients are combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Step 5

Drain the chicken and discard remaining marinade.  Thread chickens strips on prepared wooden skewers.

orange marmalade chicken ready for the grill

Step 6

Preheat grill and spray with a non-stick spray.  Then place skewers on a grill.  Cover, and grill on medium heat for about 10 to 12 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle.  Turn occasionally for even cooking.

orange marmalade grilled chicken on grill

 

 

orange marinated grilled chicken done and on cutting board

Tips:

Serve with grilled vegetables and risotto (recipes coming soon) for an all-around healthy meal.

After you finish, send me pictures and let me know how much you loved this dish!

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