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Chicken Skewers with Sweet & Spicy Marmalade Recipe

Chicken Skewers with Sweet & Spicy Marmalade Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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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