Honey Chicken Skewers with Grilled-Corn Salad

Cooking with skewers makes any meal instant finger-food. I imagine this dish served outside on a picnic table or a patio table. Add some candles and some drinks and you’ve got a party.  I also like the grilled corn salad. Often during the summer I’m looking for something to go with grilled food that’s filling but  doesn’t weigh me down because it is hot outside.  

It seems to beg a nice fruit pie to cap it all off. Perhaps some lemonade or sweet tea?  I’ve also posted a recipe for grilled fruit on the blog that is also done on skewers and would boost the finger-food quotient.


1/2 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

kosher salt and pepper

canola oil, for the grill

6 ears corn, shucked

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into pieces

2 scallions, sliced


Place twenty 8-inch wooden skewers in water to soak. Heat grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, honey, and Worcestershire sauce; set aside.

Slice the chicken lengthwise into twenty 1/2-inch-thick strips. Thread each strip onto a wooden skewer. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Lightly oil the grill. Cook the chicken, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes, basting with the ketchup mixture during the last 2 minutes of cooking.

Meanwhile, grill the corn, turning occasionally, until slightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Cut the kernels off the cobs, place in a medium bowl, and toss with the butter, scallions, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Serve with the chicken.

From: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/honey-chicken-skewers-00000000000701/index.html



  1. I made the chicken for dinner today (too early in the season for corn on the cob). Very easy to make. I used metal skewers, but I can see the appeal of wooden ones. It would give it more of a summer/picnic feel. My oldest LOVED them. She had 3 helpings! Needless to say, there were no leftovers. Very good.

  2. Great. Glad the girls liked them. Adding some more recipes soon. Been too busy.

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