Sambal Chicken Skewers {And $50 Giveaway}

We eat a lot of chicken, but lately it’s been getting a little boring. We’ve been doing a lot of grilled chicken with BBQ sauce and many, many batches of our favorite Maple Dijon Chicken. I had chicken to cook this weekend and wanted something different.

Sambal Chicken Skewers

My first thought was buffalo chicken, which we haven’t had in what seems like forever! Sadly, my Frank’s bottle was nearly empty. So I looked around the fridge for something else spicy and spotted a big jar of sambal oeleck that I impulse purchased based on the fact that it’s made by the same people as our beloved sriracha sauce. Sambal oeleck is a super spicy chili sauce that my friend refers to as “crack sauce” because it’s so darn delicious.

A quick Google search and I was able to find one tasty sounding marinade that I happened to have all the ingredients for! This recipe was a CINCH to pull together!

Sambal Chicken Skewers

Sambal Chicken Skewers

(from bon appetit)

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup hot chili paste (such as sambal oelek)
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup sriracha
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Whisk brown sugar, vinegar, sambal oeleck, fish sauce, sriracha, and ginger in a large bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat. Thread 5 or 6 chicken pieces onto each skewer.


Transfer marinade to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until reduced by half (about 1 cup), 7–10 minutes.

Grill chicken, turning and basting often with reduced marinade, until cooked through, 8–10 minutes.

Sambal Chicken Skewers

The chicken came out awesome– super spicy and very flavorful. We loved it! Considering how easy it was to make, I’m sure it will be a staple!

Sambal Chicken Skewers

In other news… Last week was my blog’s 3 year birthday and I completely missed it! Whoops. So since I missed my own blogiversary, I thought I would help my friend April of Angels Homestead celebrate HER blogiversary– 4 years strong– by giving away $50!

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I know April through Secret Recipe Club and have been reading her blog for a long time, so I’m super excited to partner with her and give you all the opportunity to win some moolah!

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  1. April @ Angels Homestead says

    Wow, it seems like a lot of bloggers started their sites in February! I’ve seen quite a few giveaways for them online these past two weeks. Happy Blogiversary to you Jess, and thank you so much for joining me in celebrating mine!

  2. Carolyn Wohlgamuth says

    I’m so excited to try this “crack sauce” recipe :)! You know that I’ve been impatiently waiting for my “crack” to come in the mail and it finally arrived yesterday. You actually just dropped me off from the gym and we were talking about your meatless chili recipe. When I mentioned making it for dinner to Mark (my husband) said that he absolutely loved your buffalo chicken chili and would I please make that one. So, I went to look up buffalo chili and this treasure appeared! I’ll be making this sometime this week and I cannot wait!!

    • jessfuel says

      Yay!! This one is EASY too!! I like it because I always have the ingredients on hand and I can just pull chicken out of the freezer!


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