Thai chicken skewers
Set these skewers on a tray and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. They're fantastic paired with our fresh dipping sauce made with lime, curry paste and coconut milk.
Canned unsweetened light coconut milk
13½ fl oz, about 1 3/4 cups
2 tbsp(s), fresh, chopped, or to taste
Dark brown sugar
Thai curry paste
1½ tsp(s), red curry
1 tsp(s), fresh, grated
Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)
1 pound(s), pounded thin, cut crosswise on diagonal into 16 strips
- In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut milk, cilantro, sugar, curry paste, ginger, lime zest and salt until blended; set 1 cup of coconut milk mixture aside for dipping sauce.
- Transfer remaining coconut milk mixture to a resealable plastic food storage bag. Add chicken to bag and turn to coat; refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours.
- Meanwhile, soak sixteen 18-inch wooden skewers in water (to prevent scorching).
- Preheat broiler. Line a broiler pan rack with nonstick aluminum foil (or use a nonstick baking sheet coated with cooking spray).
- Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Thread one piece of chicken onto each skewer and place on prepared pan; coat with cooking spray. Broil, turning once, until chicken is cooked through, about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Meanwhile, bring reserved sauce to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Arrange skewers on serving platter. Spoon sauce into a bowl for dipping. Yields 2 skewers and about 1 tablespoon of sauce per serving.
Cook the chicken on an outdoor grill or grill pan for attractive grill marks.