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Chicken Skewers with Sweet & Spicy Marmalade

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 (1 cup sauce)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts: 1 skewer with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 178 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 353 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 12 g protein.

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  • greatwithoutgluten
    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
    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
    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
    Jan 5, 2014

    Delicious. Made as written.

  • Lindzh90
    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
    Jan 27, 2013

    Easy to make and so delicious!

  • globaby615
    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
    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!