Chicken Skewers with Sweet & Spicy Marmalade Recipe
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Chicken Skewers with Sweet & Spicy Marmalade Recipe

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This chicken is delicious! My father-in-law loved it; he said it reminded him of growing up in Southern California. What a great way to bring summer sunshine to winter days! —Laurel Dalzell, Mantecca, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Broil: 5 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Broil: 5 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 skewer with 2 tablespoons sauce: 180 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.


  1. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/4-in. thickness; cut lengthwise into 1-in.-wide strips. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine oil, soy sauce, garlic and pepper. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add jalapeno; cook and stir until tender. Add ginger; cook 1 minute longer. Reduce heat; stir in marmalade, lime juice, orange juice concentrate and salt.
  3. Preheat broiler. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Thread chicken strips, weaving back and forth, onto eight metal or soaked wooden skewers. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Broil 6 in. from heat 2-4 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink. Serve with sauce. Yield: 8 servings (1 cup sauce)
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Chicken Skewers with Sweet & Spicy Marmalade in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p37

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 263949
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2017

"This was okay. The orange marmalade flavor over powered things for me. I may try this recipe again but try to change a few things for my taste."

Debhummingbird User ID: 5490958 261746
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2017

"For Meariza, you do not preheat broiler for 4 hours! The directions should have stated that after you marinate the chicken for 4 hours, then you would preheat the broiler."

meariza User ID: 5142793 261702
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2017

"Recipe is good, but preheating the broiler for a minimum of 4 hours seems excessive. I am worried about my electrical bill after leaving it on all night."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 131349
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"Delicious. Made as written."

Lindzh90 User ID: 4716612 115334
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"Very good! I don't like jalapenos, so I added a little shake of red pepper flakes. chicken was very juicy. Will be making again. Thanks!"

dollargirl User ID: 939213 149092
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"easy to make and so delicious!"

globaby615 User ID: 4811318 192919
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"I made this for a backyard was so easy and the end results were amazing...not one was left behind ...followed the exact directions, made no changes"

BrittneyR User ID: 5831536 182092
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"Loved this recipe! I have never broiled chicken in the oven like this and was a little hesitant, but it turned out great! Loved the sauce too! Next time I will leave a little of the insides of the jalapenos for more kick! It wasn't spicy at all. Will defintely make again...can't wait to serve it to company!"

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