Orange & Honey-Glazed Sweet Potato & Chicken Skewers

Method

Orange & Honey-Glazed Sweet Potato & Chicken Skewers

For the skewers
  1. To make the marinade, put the chillies, spring onions, thyme and ginger in a large bowl. Add the honey, orange juice, black pepper and mix well. Coat the chicken in the marinade, cover and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  2. In the meantime cook the cubed sweet potatoes in boiling water for 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. When the chicken has marinated for long enough, drain and reserve the marinade. Build your skewers starting with a cube of sweet potato, followed by a piece of chicken and a bay leaf. Repeat this pattern until each skewer is full. When all the skewers have been prepared, season well with salt.
  4. Cook on the BBQ or a griddle pan until the juices from the chicken run clear, turning frequently.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, pour the marinade in a pan, add the honey or sugar and bring to the boil. As soon as it starts boiling, turn the heat down and reduce the marinade to a thick syrup, then remove from the heat and keep warm.
  6. When the chicken is cooked, coat it immediately with the cooked marinade and serve with salad on the side.

 

Ingredients

Skewers

4 large skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2.5cm cubes

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2.5cm cubes 

Fresh bay leaves

Salt, to season

Oil, to drizzle (if using a griddle pan)

2tbsp honey or sugar

Bamboo skewers, soaked in cold water for 30 minutes

Marinade

1-2 chillies, cut into thin strips

2 spring onions, cut into thin strips

Fresh ginger, to taste, peeled and cut into thin strips

3tbsp honey

Juice of 2 oranges

Cracked black pepper

5 sprigs thyme 

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