Honey Mustard Chicken Skewers
There’s a reason chicken is the most popular type of meat. While there is no doubt that eating too much meat is bad for your health, the benefits of eating chicken every now and then are clearly there. It provides a good supply of protein, essential vitamins and minerals. Also, it is known to help control cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Of course that means it is the number one go-to meat when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy and Versatile
One of the things I love most about chicken is that you can cook it in many different ways. You will stumble upon more than just one chicken recipe on this blog. As this one goes well with the mango and beet salad, I thought I’d share this one first. These chicken skewers that are marinated in honey, mustard and olive oil are definitely worth trying.
If you have a little more time than just a few minutes to get dinner on the table, you can take the time to let the chicken marinate. Here, I used two boneless skinless chicken breasts and cut them into smaller pieces. That way the marinade coats the chicken everywhere. After leaving it in the fridge for about half an hour or longer (but no longer than 4 hours), put the pieces of chicken on skewers. It does not take very much longer after that. As the pieces are relatively small, they are ready in just a few minutes.
The marinade does not take long to prepare either. I prefer to use whole-grain mustard here, as it is less spicy than regular mustard. My significant other, Martin, loves extra spicy mustard and I do not. In fact, I hate it. So, as some sort of compromise of me not wanting to eat any mustard and him wanting to add spicy mustard, we use whole-grain Dijon mustard.
Here’s what you need to prepare these chicken skewers and how to do it.
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tbs whole-grain mustard
- 1 tbs olive oil (plus a little bit for the pan)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 1/2 tbs fresh or dried thyme
- salt and pepper
- Cut chicken breasts into medium-sized cubes.
- Peel garlic and cut into very small pieces. If you use fresh thyme, wash and remove leaves.
- Add all ingredients to a mason jar or any small container with a lid. Cover and shake vigorously until combined.
- Use salt and pepper to taste.
- Put chicken in a ziploc bag, add marinade, combine well. Let it marinade in the fridge for at least half an hour, up to four hours.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and put it on skewers.
- Preheat pan, add a little bit of olive oil.
- Grill chicken 2-3 minutes on each side or until cooked through. The time depends on how thick the chicken is. If you're unsure whether it is cooked through or not, cut into the biggest piece. If it's all white, it's done.
- Serve with salad and enjoy!
Tip: If you like a little extra something, add Black Forest ham or other kind of lean, smoked meat in between the chicken pieces. After all, bacon is always a good idea!