Honey Garlic Chicken Skewers: marinated and BBQ’d for a sweet and smoky flavour making it a winner for all of the family. These skewers are deliciously tender and juicy and so simple recipe that they are sure to be a hit at any Keto, Low-Carb BBQ.
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These honey garlic chicken skewers are so simple.
If you have been on a keto way of living for a while, you’re likely to have all of the ingredients you need in order to create this keto masterpiece.
I am a true Brit at heart – the second there is a sliver of sunlight – I get the BBQ out, invite friends and family out and get grilling!
There is no reason that a BBQ can’t be keto-friendly, even if you do end up sat outside with an umbrella whilst wrapped in a blanket to keep warm!
Invest In Metal Skewers
Wooden skewers are great, but in an age of trying to have minimal waste, why not invest in some metal skewers.
These are not just eco-friendly, but also help your chicken skewers to cook from the inside out, helping you get a nice, even cook on your skewers.
If you are using wooden skewers, please make sure that you soak them in water for at least 5 minutes before threading on your chicken and veg. This will make sure that they do not set alight on your BBQ or in your oven.
Can I Eat Honey On Keto?
‘Normal’ honey has over 80 grams of sugar per 100 grams. This means, that as delicious as it is – it is definitely NOT keto-friendly!
So how can I make HONEY Garlic Chicken Skewers without honey? I hear you ask! Don’t worry, I’m not going crazy.
The Skinny Food Co does keto-friendly condiments, including honey. Their products are sugar-free and contain keto-friendly ingredients.
The other swap you need to make for this is the dark soy sauce for coconut aminos. This is the perfect low-carb, keto-friendly, soy sauce substitute. I use it in all of my Chinese cooking.
If, like me, you love Chinese and have been looking at ways to make it Keto-friendly, check out these recipes.
Top Tip 1: Keto Honey Garlic Chicken Skewers: Cutting your Ingredients
When you are cutting your chicken and your veg (for this I used peppers, but I will normally add courgette too) make sure you cut your vegetables slightly smaller than your chicken.
There are two reasons for this.
Firstly, your chicken will take longer to cook than the vegetables, so will need closer contact with the grill.
Secondly, your chicken will shrink when it is cooked, which will make it a similar size to your vegetables.
Top Tip 2: Keto Honey Garlic Chicken Skewers: Spacing your Ingredients
As you load up your metal skewers, leave a small gap between each item, I tend to look at them being around 3mm apart. This allows the heat to circulate around all of the items, ensuring they cook through.
Always check that your chicken is cooked through before serving. If it isn’t – you can always pop your BBQ items into the oven for 5-10 minutes in order to finish off cooking, without missing out on the lovely, BBQ’d, smoky taste!
If you are new to BBQing or just want to make sure your food is cooked through, you can always use a meat thermometer to check that your meat is at the desired temperature.
Keto BBQ Honey Garlic Chicken SkewersCourse: BBQ, Mains, Dinner, PartyCuisine: BBQDifficulty: Easy
Sweet and smoky, these Keto BBQ Honey Garlic Chicken Skewers are perfect for a Summer get to gether!
- Honey Garlic Chicken Marinade
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced ginger
3 tablespoons Coconut Aminos
3 tablespoons of Sugar Free Honey
2 chicken breasts, chopped into 1 inch chunks
1 Red Bell Pepper – chopped into chunks just slightly smaller than your Chicken
1 Red Onion – peeled and chunked
Small bunch of Coriander or Parsley (this is optional and only for serving)
- Mix Oil, Garlic, Ginger, Coconut Aminos and sugar-free Honey in a bowl. Keep 1/3 of this mixture separate.
- Add the chicken to the bowl and coat in the marinade. Cover and place in the fridge for a minimum of an hour.
- Thread the marinated chicken and pepper on your metal skewers
- Cook for 10 -12 minutes on the BBQ, turning occasionally. Keep basting with the marinade that you separated earlier, so the skewers are all coated.
- Ensure your chicken is cooked through before serving!
- If you are nervous about BBQing your Chicken Skewers, you can always finish them off in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
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