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Yankee Grilled Skewers

You want a true Yanked equivalent of Teriyaki Chicken on a Stick? This is it! You taste the New England flavors of maple and apples "caramelizing" on thin strips of chicken over a smoky fire. Simple, purely New England and a one of a kind flavor that only The Yankee Chef can give you.


For 10 Serving(s)


  • 1/4 cup(s) maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup(s) cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup(s) jalapeno, peach or apple jelly
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 boneless chicken breast halves
  • skewers

Yankee Grilled Skewers Directions

  1. Whisk maple syrup, vinegar, jalapeno jelly, ginger and salt and pepper to taste together in a bowl. Place the chicken breasts into this marinade and let sit for at least 1 hour, covered, in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat grill on low and remove chicken from marinade, shaking excess liquid off. Cut chicken into long, thin strips and pierce onto skewers. I place these skewers on the top rack of my grill, where the flame does not touch the rack. Close lid and cook 3-4 minutes before turning to cook on the other side until done. Depending on how far the rack is, you may need to cook chicken longer until it is cooked through.
  3. If desired, while chicken is cooking, heat the marinade over high heat until boiling. Thicken with a tablespoon of cornstarch whisked with a tablespoon of water. Remove from heat to use for dipping your cooked chicken skewers into.