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.
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
(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.
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!
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