Thai Chicken Skewers

These Thai chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk, curry and spices and then grilled to perfection. It’s a quick and easy meal that’s packed full of flavor!

These Thai chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk, curry and spices and then grilled to perfection. It's a quick and easy meal that's packed full of flavor!

I love Thai food, so I decided to recreate some of my favorite restaurant flavors at home with these grilled chicken skewers. Chunks of chicken breasts are marinated in coconut milk, curry paste, ginger and lime, then threaded onto skewers and grilled. The marinade takes just 5 minutes to put together, and the chicken should sit in the marinade for at least one hour, or up to 8 hours if you like to plan ahead!

These Thai chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk, curry and spices and then grilled to perfection. It's a quick and easy meal that's packed full of flavor!

You can find all the ingredients you need for the marinade in any major grocery store. The red curry paste comes in small jars and is typically found in the ethnic foods aisle. If it’s not grilling weather, you can either broil the chicken skewers or use a grill pan on your stove top. After the chicken comes off the grill, it gets sprinkled with cilantro and chopped peanuts.

These Thai chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk, curry and spices and then grilled to perfection. It's a quick and easy meal that's packed full of flavor!

I serve these Thai chicken skewers with a quick and easy peanut sauce. If you’re in a hurry, you can use a store bought peanut sauce, but the homemade sauce tastes so much better and takes just minutes to put together.

I typically serve my chicken skewers with steamed rice and a green veggie to round out the meal; all three of my kids happily devour this dinner which never happens!

The next time you’re craving Thai food, skip the take out and make these chicken skewers at home instead, you’ll be glad you did.

These Thai chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk, curry and spices and then grilled to perfection. It's a quick and easy meal that's packed full of flavor!

Thai Chicken Skewers

Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
These Thai chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk, curry and spices and then grilled to perfection. It's a quick and easy meal that's packed full of flavor!

Ingredients

For the chicken skewers:

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste or more if you prefer it spicy
  • 1 inch knob of ginger peeled and cut into 3 slices
  • the zest of one lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
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For the peanut sauce:

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. Place the coconut milk, brown sugar, curry pasta, ginger, lime zest, salt and pepper in a resealable freezer bag. Seal and shake to combine.
  2. Place the chicken in the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour or up to 8 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread onto skewers.
  4. Preheat the grill or a grill pan to medium heat. Place the chicken skewers on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  5. Sprinkle the cilantro and peanuts on top of the chicken and serve with peanut sauce.

For the peanut sauce:

  1. Combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, sesame oil, garlic and warm water in a bowl. Whisk until smooth and serve alongside the chicken.
Nutrition Facts
Thai Chicken Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 657 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 26g130%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 1414mg59%
Potassium 1016mg29%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Sara Welch

With 3 kids aged 6 and under, meals can feel like feeding time at the zoo! I’m Sara, a foodie turned mom. I traded in elaborate dinners for simple, yet delicious dishes to please the palates of my growing girls, and I blog about my recipe creations over at Dinner at the Zoo.

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  1. We made nearly this recipe over the weekend. I have a great Thai cookbook with everything in two columns: left in Thai and right in English.
    My recipe uses coconut milk in the peanut sauce as well.
    Over the decades of making this, I have made many substitutions, including using curry powder for curry paste. In a side-by-side taste test, powder would lose, but if it’s all you have on hand, then go for it. If you don’t have a comparison, the powder still tastes fantastic.

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