Sesame Miso Chicken Skewers with Vegetable Kabobs

The office where I work has a barbeque each month and this time around we’ve decided to raise the bar on the food from burgers and dogs to grilled kabobs.  We will be doing grilled veggie skewers as well as pork and chicken and serving these with rice and salad.  I’m in charge of the chicken skewers and have been trying out a few different marinades.  Last weekend I did two, one with yogurt, cumin, turmeric, lemon and garlic, the other one with soy sauce, ginger, garlic and lemon grass.  They were both good but not quite what I was looking for.   Last night was another marinade, this time consisting of miso, dark beer, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and both sesame oil and seeds.  It was fantastic.

This is a very Arthritis Kitchen friendly meal because of the ease of preparation.  The marinade is easy to prepare by measuring all ingredients into the blender.   No chopping required and all done with the touch of a button.  Then, simply pour the marinade into a large zip lock bag.  Couldn’t be easier and with basically zero clean up.

Sesame Miso Ginger Marinade

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • ¼ cup light miso paste
  • ¾ cup dark beer
  • 1 Tbs sesame seeds
  • Pinch chili flakes

Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  Marinate in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.

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Posted on April 11, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. arthritiskitchen

    A reader asked me what sort of pieces of chicken I used for these skewers to get them in one long piece.

    I find that chicken skewers on the grill work best if you use strips of chicken and thread it on to the skewer making ‘S’ shapes. I’ve tried using cubes of chicken but find they do not stay on as well as this method.

    I used chicken breasts and cut them into strips. I marinated them after they were cut. After marinating, thread onto skewers.

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