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Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers with veggies and a simple marinade
Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers
Work Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers with a simple marinade bring authentic cooking home. Tender chicken and colorful vegetables only take a few minutes to make and grill. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers
Yield: 4 Servings
Calories: 1700 kcal
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger grated
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 12 bamboo skewers (6 inch) soaked in water 30 minutes
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 scallions
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • Cilantro leaves
  • 1 jar kimchi for serving
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  1. For the marinade whisk together the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, corn syrup, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil. Set aside.
  2. For the skewers, slice chicken, scallions and bell peppers into strips all the same size, about ½-inch-by-2-inches. Add the chicken to the marinade, cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Thread the chicken strips onto the skewers with the scallions and bell peppers about halfway down each skewer. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Brush grill with oil and cook skewers for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until the chicken is cooked and veggies are tender.
  4. Serve sprinkled with cilantro alongside rice and kimchi.
Recipe Notes

The kids will love eating their own skewers with some rice. I love to make sticky sushi rice, but long grain white rice or hearty brown rice is just as tasty. If you’re feeling extra authentic, serve some kimchi on the side. It’s a fermented pickled cabbage condiment that is very classic Korean.

Nutrition Facts
Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1700 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 691mg230%
Sodium 1358mg59%
Potassium 4368mg125%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 251g502%
Vitamin A 1230IU25%
Vitamin C 97.6mg118%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 7.1mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.