Thai-Style Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
Chicken skewers are perfect cocktail party fare. They can be flavored with all manner of marinades and matched with simple, but dynamically flavored dipping sauces.
Why This Recipe Works
While developing our Thai-style chicken skewers recipe, we froze boneless, skinless chicken breasts for 30 minutes to make them easier to slice evenly and thinly. After a number of tests we learned that a very concentrated marinade, without much oil, worked best to maximize the flavor of the mild white meat in our Thai-style chicken skewers recipe. Looking for attractive, deep browning, we turned toward marinades with a high sugar content. The sugar promotes browning, which gives the meat an attractive lacquered look in a brief amount of time under the broiler.