Honey Sesame Chicken Skewers! An unbelievably delicious marinade!

Grilling season is here!

Here in San Diego it never really left…Lack of seasons is something my Virginia roots will never fully grasp. But nevertheless, hooray for warm weather and meals on the back deck!

If you’re looking for something to grill this Memorial Day Weekend, let it be these honey sesame chicken skewers! This is a family recipe I’ve made dozens of times. It is so simple to throw together, and always a crowd-pleaser. I love adding some vegetable skewers to the grill along with the chicken. The flavors really compliment each other and make for a perfect, light summer meal.

You also might like this cucumber tomato salad!

Honey Sesame Chicken Skewers! An unbelievably delicious marinade!

This is one of those meals nobody ever notices is totally gluten-free. It’s just good, real food! Simple as that.

My 3-year-old is crazy about this chicken. Aside from the delicious flavor, something about the meat being bite-sized and on a stick makes it totally irresistible to him. I couldn’t agree more. Everything skewered just tastes better!

Honey Sesame Chicken Skewers! An unbelievably delicious marinade!

5 from 1 vote

Honey Sesame Chicken Skewers {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
marinade 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 23 minutes
Servings 6 servings
These sweet and savory chicken skewers are succulent and so tasty


For the Chicken:

  • 1/3 cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 chicken breasts cut into 1-inch chunks

For the Vegetables:

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt I used herbamare seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Combine all the ingredients for marinade and whisk to combine. Add the chicken and marinade in for 2-8 hours. If you are using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in warm water for at least 30 minutes before grilling.
  • For the vegetables, cut them all into 1-inch pieces and place in a bowl. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Then thread onto skewers
  • Preheat an oven broiler or gas/charcoal grill. Thread the chicken onto the skewers Broil or grill the chicken and vegetable skewers for 5-8 minutes until cooked through, using nonstick cooking spray on a foil-lined pan if you are broiling. Serve immediately and enjoy!


*Substitute the soy sauce with coconut aminos to make these soy-free/paleo!


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1200mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 38.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Honey Sesame Chicken Skewers! An unbelievably delicious marinade!

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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  1. Your recipe for the Honey Sesame Chicken Skewers is sooo delicious! The flavor is just amazing! I will definitely be making these a lot! I tried using butternut squash for the veggie skewers, which didn’t work well – the pieces were too hard to thread onto the wooden skewers. So, I will have to try another type of squash next time. What type of yellow squash do you normally use?
    Thanks so much for your awesome recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Used this recipe on my George Foreman and it worked out well. I can’t wait to try this recipe on our real grill though!

  3. I’m not sure, but I think certain kinds of soy sauce contains gluten. Might want to double check the label if you have an intolerance.

    1. You’re right Amanda! I went back and specified that in the recipe. Thanks for pointing that out!

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