HONEY-SESAME CHICKEN SKEWERS
Adapted via She Cooks, He Cleans
Serves: 4 to 6
♦ 1/2 cup soy sauce
♦ 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
♦ 1/3 cup honey
♦ 4 cloves garlic, minced
♦ 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
♦ 1 tbsp minced, fresh ginger
♦ 1 tsp paprika
♦ 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
♦ 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
♦ 1 small Asian pear or firm regular pear, peeled, cored, and diced
♦ 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
Combine all ingredients (except the chicken) in a food processor or blender; process to a smooth purée. Place the chicken pieces in a resealable plastic bag or glass baking dish. Cover with the marinade and refrigerate for at least one hour, and up to 6 hours.
Set up a grill for direct cooking around 400F. Thread chicken onto skewers, and grill chicken for 4 to 6 minutes per side. Enjoy!
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