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Sweet & Sour Chicken Shish Kabobs
Sweet & Sour Chicken Shish Kabobs

Simple.

Fast.

Healthy.

Did I mention fast? This is a simple sweet n sour sauce brushed on skewered chicken and veggies, it’s that easy.

I adore shish kabobs. I love that my family can create their own skewer, because in my household where my son thinks he’s a vegetarian and my daughter hates anything spicy, my ability to make one supper, and one supper alone, is tested time and time again.

If you follow this site, then you know that my son completely is convinced he’s a vegetarian.

He tells the teachers at school, who then promptly are interested in our family’s unique, but unfortunately completely-misrepresented-by-my-son choice. I have to break it to them gently that a BBQ’d steak and a cold beer is  just about my favorite meal on this planet.

My son refuses to acknowledge that chicken is in chicken nuggets.

Or that butter chicken at his favorite restaurant is, well, chicken.

Thus he can’t be a vegetarian.

I’ve tried to explain it. I give up.  My son is a vegetarian.

Who eats chicken.

Who am I to argue?

Ingredients Needed:

1/2 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
2/3 cup of water
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/3 cup of vinegar
1/4 cup of ketchup
2 tbsp cornstarch
fresh pineapple chunks
red,green & orange peppers
large “stuffer” mushrooms
bite sized chicken breast pieces
onion

The fruit/vegetables I chose all go well with a sweet sauce, in fact, the pineapple is to die-for when barbecued with this sauce. Peppers go very well with it as well, especially the sweet ones.

Take all of your sauce ingredients, except the cornstarch and 1/3 cup of water, and combine them in a pot.

Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring well.

Mix the 1/3 cup of water and the cornstarch together, then whisk into the hot sauce in the pot. Cook a little bit more until it’s thickened up.

Get your skewers ready.

You can see my daughters, which is chicken and two pineapple chunks.

My son’s who is all veggies at the top.

And the normal adults who like it all.

Take a good half a cup of the sauce out of the pot and use to brush on the skewers. This sauce will now only be used to brush on the skewers while barbecuing, making it well, germy.

Get the skewers on the BBQ and cook until the chicken is done, brushing with more sauce frequently.

Until they look like this.

I use the rest of the sauce to drizzle on what comes off the skewers and the rice, which gives it all that extra flavor. You have plenty of sauce left for the whole family to use on their rice.

Happy  cooking!

Karlynn

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Sweet and Sour Chicken Shish Kabobs

Amazing sauce for homemade vegetable and chicken shish kabobs.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes
Course
Main Course
Cuisine
American
Servings
4
Calories
502
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 6 stuffer mushrooms
  • 12 oz chicken breast
  • 1 onion

Instructions

  1. Take all of your sauce ingredients, except the cornstarch and 1/3 cup of water, and combine them in a pot. Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring well. 

  2. Mix the 1/3 cup of water and the cornstarch together, then whisk into the hot sauce in the pot. Cook a little bit more until it's thickened up. 

  3. Get your skewers ready. Take a good half a cup of the sauce out of the pot and use to brush on the skewers. This sauce will now only be used to brush on the skewers while barbecuing, making it well, germy. 

  4. Get the skewers on the BBQ and cook until the chicken is done, brushing with more sauce frequently. I use the rest of the sauce to drizzle on what comes off the skewers and the rice, which gives it all that extra flavor.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 502kcal, Carbohydrates: 99g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 1060mg, Potassium: 1075mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 87g, Vitamin A: 2215IU, Vitamin C: 130.8mg, Calcium: 73mg, Iron: 2.2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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