Sriracha Chicken Skewers

Sriracha Chicken Skewers at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - My husband is a big fan of sriracha sauce. I wasn’t until I tried my friend Jennifer’s Crispy Baked Panko Sriracha Chicken Tenders on her blog, Savoring the Thyme.

I made her sriracha chicken tenders for a Big Game party and loved them.

Wanting to make something a little different than chicken tenders, I was inspired to make a sriracha flavored chicken skewer recipe.

Trying to keep the recipe fairly wholesome, I used thigh meat in my Sriracha Chicken Skewers. You could also use chicken breast since it’s leaner and lower in calories and fat.

Serve the sriracha chicken with stir fried vegetables and brown rice or quinoa. You can also double or triple the recipe for a terrific party appetizer.
Making Sriracha Chicken Skewers at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

This Mama’s tips for making Sriracha Chicken Skewers

Prepare the marinade and chicken in the morning. Then bake the chicken skewers for dinner.

Looking for a vegan version of my chicken skewers recipe? Try A Vegan Obsession's Hot 'n' zesty sriracha tofu!

Sriracha Chicken Skewers at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

Sriracha Chicken Skewers


  • 1/4 cup amber agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium, gluten free soy or tamari sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 4 chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 6-10 bamboo skewers
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca or corn starch


  1. Slice chicken thigh meat into 1-inch strips. Place into a food storage container large enough for chicken and marinade.
  2. Combine agave through sriracha ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined.
  3. Pour over chicken and place lid on container. Shake so chicken is completely covered with marinade.
  4. Place the container in the refrigerator and marinate for a minimum of one hour. Overnight is ideal for maximum flavor.
  5. Soak 10 bamboo skewers in water for 10 to 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  7. Prepare the baking sheet by covering it with foil for easier cleanup. Then place an oven-safe cooling rack on it. (Cooking it on a rack helps to caramelize the marinade glaze.)
  8. Remove meat from marinade and thread on to skewers.
  9. Pour marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a rolling boil.
  10. Mix one tablespoon of starch with an equal amount of water. Stir to produce a slurry. Pour slurry into boiling marinade and stir. It should immediately thicken. Once it thickens remove from heat.
  11. Take a pastry brush or spatula and brush thickened marinade sauce on to both sides of the skewered chicken.
  12. Evenly place chicken skewers on racks and put baking sheet into the oven.
  13. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Prep Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: Serves 4
  • Serving size: 6 ounces of chicken

19 thoughts on “Sriracha Chicken Skewers

  1. sara

    This chicken looks fantastic – great flavors! I also prefer thighs to breasts…maybe somewhat higher in fat, but so much more moist! 🙂

  2. Jeanette

    I love your blog. I am looking for Weight Watchers recipes “BEFORE the switch” It looks like this is it. Would you be so kind to let me know if this is what I am searching for. Thank you very much, Jeanette


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