Recipe: Honey Sesame Chicken Skewers

By Bee Yin Low,
Bee Yin Low,
Bee Yin Low,
July 24, 2014 Updated: June 24, 2015

This recipe is reposted from with permission. Read the original here.

The humble looking chicken skewer was one of my favorites at Chinese buffet. Deeply flavorful, juicy, and eating food on-a-stick was so much fun, and delicious!


8 oz chicken thigh and leg meat (dark meat), cut into small pieces
Bamboo skewers
Oil, for brushing
White sesame seeds
Scallion, sliced into small pieces


1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon Chinese rice wine
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon five spice powder
3 dashes white pepper
1/2 tablespoon honey


Rinse the chicken and cut into small pieces. Pat dry with paper towels. Soak the bamboo skewers for 30 minutes before using.

Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients in the Marinade for 30 minutes. Make sure the Marinade nicely coat the chicken meat.

Thread 3-4 pieces of chicken onto the bamboo skewers. Set aside.

Heat up the grill and grill the chicken skewers on both sides, until nicely cooked and slightly charred. Brush some oil on both surfaces while grilling.

Top the honey sesame chicken skewers with sesame seeds and chopped scallions. Serve warm. 

To jazz up the presentation, drizzle white sesame seeds on top of the chicken skewers, and add some sliced green onions. Enjoy!