Citrus Grilled Chicken Skewers with Honey

by Laura on November 8, 2012

in Main Meals

 Quick, easy, and delicious, this recipe brings the great flavors of cilantro seeds and aniseed to a family favorite, giving it a decidedly adult taste, while satisfying the kids.

  • ½ tsp cilantro seeds
  • ¼ tsp aniseed
  • ½ cup well-flavored honey
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sage, finely chopped
  • 12 boneless chicken thighs, cut into large pieces, about 4 cm (1 ½”) square
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 limes, cut into wedges


In a small pan, toast the cilantro and aniseed over a moderate heat, tossing, until fragrant. Transfer to a mortar or spice grinder and grind to a powder.

In a bowl, mix together the honey, juices, green onions, thyme, rosemary, sage and ground spice mixture. Ad the chicken pieces to the marinade and turn to coat. Allow to marinate, refrigerated, for 1-2 hours.

Heat the barbecue or a ridged grill over a moderately high heat.

Remove the chicken from the marinade and season with salt and pepper. Thread the chicken onto metal skewers, occasionally adding a lime wedge. Grill, turning as each side cooks. Brush with the marinade now and again while grilling. Transfer the skewers to a platter to rest before serving.


Serves: 6

Source: Everyday Epicurean, Catherine Bell, Ten Speed Press




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