The sauce on these Apricot Sesame Chicken Skewers with Grilled Asparagus is so good people want to drink it. No. Lie.
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Apricot Sesame Chicken Skewers with Grilled Asparagus:
温柔、去骨、去皮的鸡胸肉切into cubes and skewered, grilled to perfection and then drenched in a fabulous sweet and spicy sauce! The sauce is made with sweet shallots, tangy apricot preserves, ginger, teriyaki, orange juice and spicy red pepper flakes. The combination is fabulous.
Brushed with olive oil and sea salt, then grilled right alongside the chicken skewers this asparagus is so easy, simple and delicious.
What to Serve it with:
I love to serve this chicken and asparagus with myJeweled Moroccan Couscous….dipping the couscous into the sauce….divine!
The Recipe: Apricot Sesame Chicken Skewers with Grilled Asparagus
This is a Spiker family favorite! I use organic low sugar apricot preserves, but the sweeter works well too. If you use more than 3 large chicken breasts be sure to make more sauce, people practically drink this stuff!
- 3chicken breasts, cut into 1 ½” cubes and skewered
- 1mediumshallot, peeled and minced
- 2tablespoonstoasted Sesame oil
- 1/2tspeach sea salt and ground pepper
- 1/2cupteriyaki sauce (I prefer the thicker glazes)
- 3clovesgarlic, peeled and minced
- 5tablespoonsapricot preserves (you can use low or no sugar if preferred)
- ¼cupfreshly squeezed orange juice
- ¼teaspoondried ground ginger
- ¼-¾teaspoonred pepper flakes (1/4 t for mild,1/2 t for med ¾ t for hot!)
- 2lbsasparagus, stalks trimmed
- 1tablespoonolive oil
Cut chicken into cubes and skewer, set aside.
Pour sesame oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Add minced shallot and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for one more minute. Add salt, pepper, teriyaki and apricot preserves. Whisk until well blended then add orange juice, ginger and red pepper flakes. Simmer for about five minutes to thicken sauce. Let cool.
After sauce cools place in a covered dish and put in the fridge if not using right away
Preheat grill to 375 degrees. Place kabobs on grill and cook for 18- 20 minutes, turning every five minutes.
While chicken cooks, brush asparagus with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Add to grill with chicken the last 4 minutes of cooking. Turn asparagus once, halfway through cooking time
Place on platter when done. Remove apricot sauce from fridge and heat in sauce pan, drizzle over cooked kabobs and asparagus and serve.