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!