Asian Chicken Skewers
Cono Sur wine pairing: A crisp glass of Viognier will help cut through the sweet chilli kick from these skewers.
- 3 tbsp coriander leaves
- 60ml vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon Asian hot chilli sauce, such as Sriracha
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 to 2 cloves garlic
- One 2-inch chunk fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 small onion, roughly chopped
- Sea salt
- 450g boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into twelve 3 1/2 to 4-inch strips
- Dipping sauce (to serve), such as coriander chutney, sweet chilli sauce or ponzu sauce
Combine the coriander, oil, chilli sauce, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a mini food processor or blender and process until smooth.
Drain the skewers and thread a piece of chicken onto each skewer. Place the skewers in a large nonreactive baking dish and rub with the marinade mixture. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator 1 to 2 hours.
Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the skewers from the baking dish and discard the marinade. Cook the chicken, turning once, until well charred and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.