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grilleed koream bbq chicken skewers on a plate

Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers

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Created by Mariam E.
These delicious Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers are a mouthwatering combination of spicy and sweet. Perfect for grilling on the BBQ, the chicken is tender and juicy with a delightfully sticky glaze!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Chicken, Main Dishes
Cuisine Korean
Servings 8 serving


  • 2.5 lbs chicken tenders 1 inch cubes
  • wooden skewers
  • sesame seeds toasted, optional
  • fresh parsley chopped, optional


  • 1/2 cup go-chu-jang sauce sweet and spicy
  • 1/2 cup bartlette pear ripe, cubed (1 small pear)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsps raw honey
  • 2 tbsps brown sugar
  • 2 tbsps rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger grated, fresh
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pepper flakes or less to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Cube the chicken enters into 1 inch cubes and set aside in a bowl.
  • In a small food processor, process all the marinade ingredients until you have a smooth liquid texture.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken and toss to coat well.
  • Assemble the skewers, ideally 4-5 pieces per skewer ( or more depending on your skewers, but you will have less skewers).
  • You can allow this to marinate for 30 minutes if you have time.
  • Meanwhile, cook the leftover marinade that's in the bowl. Pour into a small saucepan and simmer on low heat until the liquid thickens up. You will use this BBQ sauce to rub the chicken right before they come out of the grill.
  • Grill the chicken on each side for 4 minutes on medium heat. Rub the skewers with the BBQ sauce and good for another minute on each side.
  • Remove the skewers from the grill and serve on a platter or dish. Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top along with some chopped parsley for garnishing.


  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 mins before grilling, to avoid them being burnt.
  • Marinate for 30 mins for more flavor.
  • Chicken can be marinated and left in the fridge 2 days before grilling.
  • You can use the marinade on any kind of chicken cut.
  • Chicken will cook faster when covered with a lid.
  • Add cayenne or habanero peppers to make them more spicy.
  • Coat the grill with some vegetable oil, to avoid the chicken from tearing when you remove it.
  • You can use a meat thermometer on your Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers, to check if the chicken is done. Place into the thickest part and the thermometer should read 165 degrees.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 141IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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