Marinated Skewered Chicken Recipe

Skewered Chicken Appetizer

Restaurant Appetizer Recipe

This Marinated Skewered Chicken Recipe is an easy marinated chicken appetizer that everyone, including restaurant guests really enjoy, especially when served with a delicious dipping sauce.

Marinated Skewered Chicken Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Appetizer Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 8.



  • 4 lightly pounded chicken breasts
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic
  • 6 tablespoons white wine (not cooking wine)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds for garnish
  • 24-30 bamboo skewers soaked in water for at least 1 hour


  • In a mixing bowl, combine soy, ginger, garlic, wine and sugar and blend well
  • Thinly slice the chicken and place in marinade for 2-3 hours
  • Heat a non-stick pan and add the sesame seeds, shaking them over the heat until they turn a golden brown, then side aside
  • After marinating the chicken and when ready to serve, pour off the marinade (saving it for one more use - see note below)
  • Thread the chicken pieces onto the soaked skewers
  • Grill or broil the skewered chicken 1-2 minutes on each side
  • Place the skewered chicken on a serving platter and sprinkle each with the toasted sesame seeds
  • Serve either warm or cool with your favorite sauce

Note: The marinade can be used one more time IF you boil it for at least 5 minutes before re-using.

Enjoy your marinated chicken skewered appetizer and the company of those you share it with!


"The chicken came first—God would look silly sitting on an egg."