Teriyaki Sesame Chicken Skewers

Total Time:
2 hr
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
24 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 30 (8-inch) bamboo skewers
  • Marinade:
  • 15 ounces teriyaki sauce (no more than 2 grams sugar per serving)
  • 6 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar substitute (recommended: Splenda)
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 cantaloupe half filled with melon balls, optional
Directions

Soak bamboo skewers in water for 1 hour to keep from burning later.

Mix all marinade ingredients together in a non-reactive container large enough to hold all of the chicken. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch strips and submerge them in the marinade, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Thread 1 chicken strip on each skewer towards end of the stick, and line up on a sheet pan. Place in oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until fully cooked through. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving. Serve by sticking skewers straight out of the side of a cantaloupe half filled with melon balls, if desired.


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Made it Gluten-free by substituting 2 cup Tamari and 1/4 cup sugar instead of teryaki and it was awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family of 4 really enjoyed these. I loved the caramelized, "burnt" sections. Will be making these often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were DELICIOUS! will make them again for sure! I marinated mine overnight, so glad I found this recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really delicious! As others recommended, I will use low sodium next time (I love salty foods, but my kids thought it a bit much. Serving over plain white rice helped. Oh, and I used regular sugar, added some onion chunks...and grilled them instead of using the oven. The lightly charred taste and grill marks made it even better! So glad to have found this recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These have become my fave thing to make! The are so delicious and easy to make. The first time I made them, I used a cheap watery teriyaki sauce and they came out a little dry, but still delicious. Second time I used a thicker teriyaki sauce and they were perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. Marinated it for over an hour and it was not too salty, just right and I don't like salty food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a party. It was a big hit. Everyone really loved the flavor of the chicken. I added pineapple instead of melon balls. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were so easy to make and they got RAVE reviews from everyone. I think they were gone within 10 minutes! I actually didn't try baking them in the oven as the recipe suggests. It was a gorgeous day, so I decided to grill them. That is totally the way to go because you get a great sear and have the grill lines with really packed in flavor. I saw a lot of people said "too salty" but I didn't think so. I used Kikkoman sauce (it's the only one I found with 2 sugars per serving.) I intend to make these again and again and again. Perfect and easy for a grilling appetizer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so easy to make and it looks beautiful when it is done. The chicken came out tender and flavorful, it looked amazing when served. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served it in the cantaloupe like the recipe states & the kids thought it was a lot of fun to eat the chicken off the stick & the cute balls of melon. I made brown rice & spring rolls also. I also used the low sodium teriyaki. I should mention I thought I would have enough for 2 meals (I bought a bigger pack of thighs then the recipe called for and when I looked it was all gone! Next time I will triple the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for a Memorial Day picnic. I didn't think I was going to have enough to take to the party because I kept eating it myself!! I read alot of the reviews before I made it and decided to marinate the chicken in low sodium marinade. I did place the skewers in a cantelope and it looked great Everybody loved it. As a matter of fact I'm marinating it for dinner tonite as I am writing this review! Linda Sewell,NJ 5/27/09 item not reviewed by moderator and published
These tasted like restaurant quality! I have paid $4.50 for two or three skewers like this in Japanese restaurants. I am also sensitive to salt, but didn't have a problem with the result after using reduced sodium products. I accidentally left them in the marinade for two days and the flavor was fine, but they took only about 20 minutes for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You really need to enjoy eating very salty foods in order to eat this. I marinated the chicken for 3 hours (way too long as it soaked up so much of the marinade it tasted like a salty disaster.) If I make it again, I will only marinate the chicken for an hour. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe and amazing taste. I skipped the melon. I included a sweet and sour dipping sauce with mine. The family loved it and it will become a regular dish in our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Who knew that healthy food could be so good, great robust flavors and simple to prepare. I modified it by using 4 lbs of boneless skinless breasts and I filled 8 skewers end to end, instead of 40 or so with only 1 piece on it. I didn't do the melon thing, but a melon or mango salsa would compliment this recipe very well. I marinated it for 2 hours and the family loved it! Its a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with pineapple fried rice. The chicken turned out a little salty for some reason. I think I'll get a low sodium teriyaki sauce to try next time. Either way, this will be made again :o) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made chicken skewers before, this is by far the most delicious. It was easy to do and very moist and tasty. I made the teriyaki by scratch which I think helped make it even more delicious. This is a great accompaniment for a sushi/japanese dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe should specify low or no sodium Teriyaki. Because otherwise you're in for quite an awakening! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious. I believe this recipe works best with Kikoman Teriyaki sauce item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made an entire chinese meal for dinner for my family tonight. After 5 minutes, ALL of the teriyaki chicken was completely gone! it was soo good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sold out at my house with three children. I made this into an entree by threading red bells and maui (Sweet) onions onto the skewers as well. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
they were awesome, I also added cilantro on top for decoration! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great new way to eat chicken item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this recipe. We didn't have Splenda so we just used a little less sugar. It turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is my boyfriends favorite and it is great because you can have most of the ingredients on hand so it is very convienent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We liked it, easy, can "tweak" easily for variations. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not usually big on teriyaki but this is absolutely delicious. I would definatly recommend marinating at least 3 hours. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved the flavor of the chicken. I have been looking for a habachi typed marinade for my chicken and now I've found it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a wedding shower and they were a big hit. I am making them again for the wedding. Very Good item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was very good. It was very easy and quick, and is going to become part of my regular rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think I over cooked them because they got a little dry, but my husband still loved them. The sesame seeds didn't really stick to the chicken so I think next time I'll put them on before the chicken is totally cooked. Overall they were very good and I will be making them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe for friends several times. Serving a few skewers atop a bed of rice with a side of pan-fried noodles really looks impressive, tastes great, and isn't really too complex. High praise for this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipes was so easy! And, it tastes great. My picky husband even liked it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I made this for my book club and it was great. I love the presentation in the melon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
All-around good and easy recipe. I will second the use of red pepper flakes for zip. :o) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this regularly as a dinner for my husband and I, not just for parties. This tastes great with some red pepper flakes sprinkled on top if you like a little zip! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great to have around the house. The marinade will keep for awhile and the small amounts of chicken make a great after school snack, or to take to work for lunch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy to make and was so good. Even my picky daughter loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bakes them up perfectly, but I thought it was REALLY salty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did this with soy sauce and white meat instead of teriyake and thighs. There were no leftovers. I did it on my George Foreman grill. Tasted awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is absolutely delicious! It is very easy to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, easy recipe. Everone loved it and wanted the recipe. Great for a party. Was even able to cook at home and microwave upon arrival at the party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I put this on the grill and it was a hit! More husband points from a wife that is truely a picky eater~she loved it! Kept meat tender and grilled under 30 min. Oh yea, served it up with roasted asian inspired veggies tossed with same marinade. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so good! I made extra and have been munching on them during the day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make. I served them as an entree with a side dish of Rachel Ray's garlic cilantro stuffed tomatoes. Extra low carb dinner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good recipe. In my research Splenda is very toxic to your thymus gland due to it being chlorinated sugar so I substituted equal parts of Stevia in it's place (no neg effects, high in B vitamins). This was a recipe that I felt good about serving to my family. Make a double batch, it goes quickly! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to prepare. Marinate it and forget it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was featured the first time I've ever watched this show - glad I saved it to my recipe box! Made it the other night - the family loved them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is easy to make and is a big hit every time I make it. The Adkins dieters especially love it. I use hot sesame oil, and I grill the skewers rather than bake them. I also serve a side of (store-bought) peanut sauce for dipping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
SERVED AT A BUNCO GAME AND THE GIRLS LOVED IT..DIDN'T TAKE ANY TIME TO PREP AND WHILE MARINADING I WAS ABLE TO GET THE OTHER PART OF THE MEAL READY...I HIGHLY SUGGEST... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty... love the sesame flavor! George does it again! Another hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Kikoman now makes a GF teriaki sauce... and I love it ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published

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