Pinterest Inspired Teriyaki Skewers

I’ve been in a cooking rut lately. I plan meals consistently and feel like I am on my game in the kitchen most of the time, but some days (or even weeks) I just feel tired and out of ideas that taste good and feed my family. I think it’s helpful to realize that these feelings are normal, and everyone has waves in various aspects of life including cooking where we are in highs or lows. In one of these low moments, I turned to Pinterest and just started scrolling, hunting for appetizing pictures that didn’t look too time consuming or involve too many ingredients.

These teriyaki skewers from Amanda Cooks and Styles is the first recipe I Pinned that night. For me, it’s the sesame seeds and green onion that really finish the dish and make it feel intentional, instead of a half hearted weeknight meal. The recipe asks for boneless chicken thighs which I have resisted for years, preferring chicken breast, but have actually come to love for their deeper flavor. As Amanda says, “Marinating the chicken in teriyaki sauce locks the flavors of the teriyaki into the chicken. Cooking them on the grill gives them the most delicious grilled flavors from the barbecue!”

Here is the recipe so you can make these bad boys yourself!

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Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

The most delicious marinated teriyaki chicken grilled to perfection and finished with a delicious teriyaki sauce. Serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, fresh chopped green onions over steamed rice. Author: Amanda Cooks & Styles Recipe Type: Asian

Cook time:
Serving size: 4
Calories per serving: 192

2 lbs. chicken thighs (or breasts) cut into 1" cubes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tablespoon rice vine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
8 skewers
sesame seed
chopped green onion

Step 1: Prepare the sauce. Begin with your cornstarch and water mixture, and add this to the other sauce ingredients in a pot. Cook this until it begins to simmer and thicken. Once thick, take off the heat to cool completely.

Step 2: Marinate cubed chicken in a large Ziplock with half of the cooled teriyaki sauce. Let this work its magic in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3: Skewer your meat and turn the grill on to medium. Once hot, cook the skewers on an oiled grill, or on a grilling mat. Turn the sewers every few minutes for consistent cooking. Pull off when the chicken reads 165 degrees, this will be about 20-30 minutes. At the end of that time, baste with the remaining sauce.

Step 4: Top with sesame seeds and green onion for that finished, fancy meal effect!

I served these skewers over rice with asparagus on the side. And I fell back in love with cooking and remembered the power of turning to Pinterest when I need a dinner intervention! I hope you try and like this recipe too!


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    Stefanie Hathaway
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