Thai Basil Chicken Kabobs

These fragrant kabobs are a riff on the classic Thai Basil Chicken, with a side of creamy coconut dipping sauce.
Photo by Franny N.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    tbsp (25 mL) soy sauce

  • 1

    tbsp (15 mL) fish sauce

  • 1

    tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil

  • 1

    ⁄4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped basil

  • (preferably Thai basil)

  • 1

    tbsp (15 mL) grated ginger

  • 1

    tbsp (15 mL) grated garlic

  • 1

    tbsp (15 mL) dark brown sugar

  • 2

    lbs (1 kg) boneless skinless

  • chicken breasts, cut into 1 to 2-inch

  • (2.5 to 5-cm) chunks

  • Coconut Dipping Sauce

  • 1

    can coconut milk, 400 mL

  • 1

    stalk lemon grass, tough outer

  • leaves removed, smashed with the

  • back of a knife, and roughly chopped

  • 2

    slices of ginger, 1⁄4 inch (5 mm) thick

  • 1

    tsp (5 mL) lime zest

  • 1

    tbsp (15 mL) lime juice

  • 1

    tsp (5 mL) fish sauce

  • 6

    bamboo skewers, 8-inch (20-cm)

  • each, soaked in water for 30 minutes or more

Directions

Combine soy sauce, fish sauce, vegetable oil, basil, ginger, garlic and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add chicken, and submerge it in marinade. Let chicken marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight. 2. Combine coconut milk, lemon grass and ginger in a saucepan, bring to a boil over high heat, turn heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes or until thick and full of flavour. Add lime zest and juice and fish sauce and simmer for 2 minutes longer or until flavour has married. Strain and cool to room temperature. 3. Heat barbecue to medium-high. 4. Thread chicken on soaked skewers and grill for 5 to 7 minutes, turning occasionally, until lightly browned and cooked through. Serve warm or at room temperature with coconut dipping sauce.

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