This post for 5 ingredient grilled sweet & spicy citrus chicken skewers is sponsored by a company whose products I absolutely love–Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. I was compensated by Nielsen-Massey for my time in developing this recipe and post. As always, all opinions are my own, thank you for supporting the brands and products that make the SweetPhi blog possible.
The weather is FINALLY starting to get nice which means it’s the start of the BBQ season! Bust out the grills my friends, because you’re going to want to make these 5 ingredient sweet & spicy chicken skewers ASAP!
The dreary weather really seemed to stretch out forever this year, didn’t it? Here in Wisconsin it really threw us for a loop. It snowed in April and had us all worried that we would never see the sunshine and warmer weather. It’s as if my body was craving a little warmth and heat.
And what better way to experience that than with a dish that has summertime flavors?
Wanting something that would remind me of bright and bold flavors, I checked to see what all I had on hand and headed over to my tiny pantry (typical of when I do a Five-Ingredient Friday post).
I’m not just “saying” my pantry is tiny, it really, truly is – it’s no more than a foot wide. So I have to be really particular about what I keep in it. One staple I always have in there? Nielsen-Massey extracts. No joke, I a whole little shelf in my pantry dedicated to their products – I literally use them minimum once a week).
Cooking with extracts is so great because they really add a lot of flavors while not needing a bunch of other ingredients.
I combined the lemon and orange extracts with some apricot jam and red pepper flakes to make a marinade for chicken which I then grilled.
The end result? AMAZING! Slightly sweet and spicy grilled chicken with amazing citrus flavors that really bring the dish together. Next time you’re looking for a quick and easy grilling recipe to bring to a BBQ, I’d recommend trying these citrus chicken skewers! If you’re looking for additional inspiration, follow Nielsen-Massey Vanillas on Instagram.
How has the weather been where you live? Are you ready for grilling season? if using wooden skewers make sure to soak them in water 10 minutes prior to use.
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if using wooden skewers make sure to soak them in water 10 minutes prior to use.
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