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Grilled Sambal Chicken Skewers served with lemon slices and coriander on a white plate.

Grilled Sambal Chicken Skewers

Grilled Sambal Chicken Skewers is an easy, 5 ingredient recipe thats spicy, sweet and sticky! Its a chinese style recipe with sambal oelek, soy sauce and lemon grass.
Course Snacks & Appetizers
Cuisine Malaysian, Thai
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Portions
Calories 456kcal
Author Richa


  • 1 kg Chicken Thighs skinless (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons Sambal Oelek
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Lemongrass finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons Oil or Butter


  • In a bowl, mix together sambal oelek, soy sauce, honey, fish sauce, lemongrass and garlic. Add chicken pieces and marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Skewer the chicken on wooden skewers and set aside. Reserve the remaining marinade.
  • Pre-heat the grill for 5-10 minutes or use a ribbed cast iron skillet for stovetop. Brush with butter or oil, and place the chicken skewers and cook for 8-10 minute on either while brushing regularly with marinade. Serve hot with chopped coriander, and a squirt of lime juice.


Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 905mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 918IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg