Honey Sriracha Chicken Skewers

Honey Sriracha Chicken Skewers

You know what there isn’t enough of?  Meat on sticks!

The benefit of having meat on a stick is that you can eat it with one hand and there is no need for a plate or utensils.  And when you are done you can use the skewer to pick bits of meat from your teeth.  It doesn’t get much more perfect than that!

When you are playing a game of cornhole it is not easy to toss a bag while trying to balance a plate.  It just doesn’t work, and you end up looking like a fool with your beans and salad going all over the place.  But with meat on a stick, you can actually eat while you throw… impressing the crowd and intimidating your opponent at the same time.  Winning!

Here at The Cornhole we believe we have found the perfect cornhole food.   Honey Sriracha Chicken Skewers!

Who doesn’t love Sriracha? Combine that with the sweetness of honey and you have a hot sweet one hand eat’n treat!

Here is what you need to make this amazing snack

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • 2 bell peppers, any color
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Wooden skewers

OK, now put it all together

Start by placing the wooden skewers in a baking dish filled with water to soak (this will keep them from catching on fire while cooking on the grill).

Mix up the glaze by placing the pineapple juice, honey, garlic powder, sriracha and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a sauce pot. Crank up the heat and bring the mixture to a boil.  One this mixture has started to boil, turn down the heat to medium and let is simmer for 30 minutes.

The chicken, peppers and pineapple will be placed on the soaked skewers.  Start by chopping the chicken and pineapple into 1 inch chunks. The bell peppers should be cut in half (be sure to remove the seeds) and then cut into pieces that are about 1 inch.

Get the grill ready by preheating it to medium heat.

Take the soaked skewers out of the pan and slide on chicken chunks, pineapple and bell pepper pieces.  You can salt and pepper them to taste.

Now, place the skewers on the grill for 2-3 minutes. Using a brush, get some of the sriracha glaze and apply to the exposed sides.  Grill another 2-3 minutes and then rotate once more, then brush with glaze again.  Continue this way until the chicken is cooked through.

Enjoy your meat on a stick

By this time you probably have a salivating group around the grill.  Remove from the hot sweet sticks of mouth joy from the grill and serve warm!  Bags in one hand, Honey Sriracha Chicken Skewers in the other…life is good!

We’d love to hear if you made this recipe or if you have any recommendations on how to make it better.  Please leave comments below.  Now get out there and play some cornhole!

6 thoughts on “Honey Sriracha Chicken Skewers

  1. OK, these look amazing, and I can’t wait to try them out! When we play cornhole (we call it corn bag toss) we like to have finger foods available. Skewers are the perfect food delivery system!

    I’m wondering if you could get away with using steak in place of chicken? If we try that I will let you know how it turns out.

    1. Thank you for the comments. And yes, these are so yummy you are going to want to make them all of the time.

      I think that steak would work just as well as chicken here. You might try marinating the steak in the glazed instead of brushing it on. That might result in more tender beef…and you can always brush more glaze on if needed.

      Hope you get a chance to try out the recipe and enjoy!

  2. I love the idea of eating more meat on sticks. I recently switched over from trying a vegan lifestyle to a Paleo and my mouth has never been happier. I told my Dr. I should get the same health benefits being a second hand vegetarian (eating the animal that eats the plant) as a vegetarian/vegan.

    I love Sriracha and put it on almost everything. This looks like a delicious recipe, that I will definitely be trying soon.

    1. Well, I’m impressed with anyone that can even try a vegan diet…I don’t think I would last a day as a vegetarian!  And just so you know, I’m using that line about being a second hand vegetarian in a future post.  “Second Hand Vegetarian – Cow eats grass.  I eat cow!” …some great memes and t-shirt designs out there.  I need to come up with some way to make that into a cornhole board design.

      A fellow Sriracha lover!  We put it on almost everything as well.  Hope you enjoy the recipe.  Come back and tell us how it turned out!

  3. I can’t wait to try this recipe this summer. Will have to try it along with the grilled pineapple recipe! sounds so good.

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