Pomegranate Glazed Chicken Vegetable Skewers

chicken vegetable skewers~ Pomegranate Glazed Chicken and Vegetable Skewers ~

Everything tastes better on a stick. Skewered chicken, peppers and onions are a simple healthy and quick dinner that the whole family will enjoy and have fun eating. These skewers pack extra flavor with a marinade enriched with sweet and piquant pomegranate molasses. The sugars in the molasses help the chicken brown and crisp while grilling.  If you have the time, marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for up to 6 hours. If not, then simply let the chicken marinate at room temperature while you prepare the vegetables and soak the skewers.

Pomegranate Glazed Chicken Vegetable Skewers

Pomegranate molasses may be found in the international aisle of most supermarkets.

Serves 4 to 6

Marinade:
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup pomegranate molasses
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Sriracha or hot sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch chunks
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, cut in 1-inch chunks
2 medium red onions, cut in 1-inch chunks

10 (10-inch) bamboo skewers, pre-soaked 30 minutes

Whisk the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Set aside 1/3 cup for basting. Lightly season the chicken pieces with salt and black pepper. Place in a large bowl and pour the remaining marinade over and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours (or let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes).

Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat or preheat the oven broiler. Thread the chicken on the skewers, alternating with onions and peppers.
Grill or broil until sides exposed to heat source are golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and baste with reserved marinade. Continue to grill until the other side is golden brown, and the chicken is thoroughly cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve warm.

13 responses to “Pomegranate Glazed Chicken Vegetable Skewers

  1. I am always looking for ways to use pomegranate molasses! This goes to my files to make soon…

  2. Lynda, I love pomegranate molasses! All the flavors in this marinade sound divine. Pomegranate molasses is the featured ingredient this month in our Tasting Jerusalem group, so I’m going to share this post on the FB page. https://www.facebook.com/TastingJerusalem

  3. A great glaze! Your skewers look mighty tempting.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. I have pomegranate molasses, and by the middle of next month i will have chicken in the freezer!! how delicious! c

  5. I have never tried pomegranate molasses and now you have me intrigued…it’s on my grocery list. :-)

  6. A must try. Thank you!

  7. I keep hearing about pomegranate molasses and now I’m sold.

  8. eastofedencook

    I am always searching for new ways to serve chicken. My family would adore the fresh flavors of this scrumptious recipe!

  9. LOVE food on a stick, its fun and delicious!

  10. I made them using chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts, they were great but I think I will use breasts the next time. The marinade is great, I love the different flavors. I also added cherry tomatoes to the skewers.