No-Fail Sriracha Marinade and a recipe for Grilled Chicken Skewers

~ Grilled Chicken Skewers with Sriracha Lime Marinade ~

I would like to share my favorite no-fail marinade that will carry you through the summer grill season. It’s downright addictive with a blend of spicy Sriracha, tangy lime and thick Dijon mustard. I made this last week for a mess of shrimp we grilled up for our Solstice party, and they disappeared before you could say “Sriracha Shrimp.”  It left me craving more, so I made another batch the next day and used it to flavor these chicken skewers and another round of shrimp for an easy outdoor dinner party. What I love about this marinade is that it tastes great on everything it coats. Try it on skirt or flank steak, firm fleshed fish, portobello mushrooms and provencal vegetables. Just like a best friend, it won’t let you down.

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Sriracha Lime Marinade

Feel free to mix up the herbs. The cilantro may be substituted or mixed with parsley, mint or dill. Let your garden decide! Serves 4.

1 large garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons Sriracha
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup chopped cilantro sprigs

2 pounds chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 yellow or red onion onion, cut in 1 inch pieces

Pre-soaked bamboo skewers

Whisk the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the chicken and toss to thoroughly coat. Refrigerate 4 to 6 hours. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling. Thread chicken on skewers alternating with pepper and onion. Brush the vegetables with some of the excess marinade. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium heat. Grill the skewers over medium heat until thoroughly cooked through, turning to color evenly, about 8 minutes. Remove and serve warm.

If you like this, you might enjoy these TasteFood recipes:
Grilled Flank Steak Skewers with Spicy Green Chile Sauce
Beer Braised Chipotle Short Ribs with Jicama Slaw
Grilled Soy and Mustard Marinated Fish Kebabs

22 thoughts on “No-Fail Sriracha Marinade and a recipe for Grilled Chicken Skewers

  1. Looks great and I love the simplicity. Now if only I could getting kids to tolerate the heat!

  2. Ooooh –have just the occasion when these are going to happen!

    When you do shrimp how long do you let them marinate? I’m thinking it would be for a shorter time than the chicken?

  3. I think you have come up with a delicious sounding marinade. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us…I can’t wait to try it.

  4. This marinade is absolutely wonderful!! I just used chicken breasts sliced in half horizontally and grilled them after marinating for 5 hours. The chicken was so tender and juicy, everyone loved it! Can’t wait to try it on shrimp and skirt steak. And anything else I can get my hands on!

  5. I’ve just been pondering what to marinade my chicken in tonight and you’ve given me a brilliant one! Say sriracha-anything and I’m in. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I made this for dinner tonight. It was so good! I followed the recipe exactly. I will absolutely make this again!

  7. Made this last night and added a little cashew butter for a thicker, nutter saute sauce:)) thank you!

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