Any recipe that can be done on a grill outdoors can be done just as well on a good electric griddle! These chicken skewers with a honey garlic glaze are fun to make and fun to eat. The non-stick surface of your griddle makes clean up a snap.
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled minced
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp honey
2 chicken breasts, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 red bell pepper, chopped into large chunks
1 onion, peeled and sliced into squares
1 heaped tbsp sesame seeds
Small bunch of coriander/cilantro, roughly torn
Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl.
Place the chicken in a plastic sandwich bag or a bowl and pour on three-quarters of the marinade (save the rest for brushing on the chicken during cooking).
Cover and place in the fridge for 1 hour (or up to a day).
Soak your skewers if they’re wooden ones (to prevent them burning) or use metal skewers.
When you’re ready to cook, heat your electric griddle until it’s very hot.
Thread a piece of chicken onto a skewer, followed by a chunk of red pepper, then a piece of chicken and a slice of onion. Repeat until you use up all the skewers and chicken.
Place the skewers on the griddle, and cook for 8-10 minutes until cooked through.
Turn 3-4 times during cooking, and brush with the reserved marinade halfway through cooking. To check the chicken is cooked, slice the largest piece and make sure there is no pink in the middle.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and coriander.
Some cooks feel that you shouldn’t turn food too often, especially on an electric griddle. This recipe will turn out better if you turn 3 to 4 times and baste each time. Doing this helps get the sauces down between the pieces of meat and vegetables and will give the meat a nice crust, thanks to the honey.