These Kabobs are a great way to switch up your chicken menu. They are perfect over rice and are a great meal prep dish because you can make a perfectly portioned skewer for each menu.
We were unable to get Gochujang sauce locally, so we substitute PF Chang’s Korean chili sauce whenever we can’t get it. It’s a little thinner, but the taste is still great. You can use regular soy sauce, but I prefer to reduce the sodium a little when I can.
Like to meal prep freezer meals? These are a great freezer meal option. Simply cut and marinate your chicken in a freezer container. Store in your freezer up to 6 months. When you are ready to use them just allow the chicken to defrost then skewer and cook as the recipe says.
The sauce is also really good over pork. I like mine with a little drizzle of Alabama white sauce, made from scratch or store bought. If you are like us and don’t want to go to the trouble of, make skewers for every meal you can switch it up by making the Chicken Thigh version. But be sure to try them as skewers first! Using the skewers and cutting the meat into smaller pieces creates a different texture. It also allows the sauce to stick into all the tiny crevasses Either way you use the sauce it will be delicious!
Korean Chicken Kabobs
- ½ cup Gochujang red pepper sauce or PF Chang’s Korean chili sauce
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 4 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 3-4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
- Prep chicken by removing any excess fat and then thinly slicing into small slices. Place in a bowl that can be covered. In another small bowl mix together all of the sauce ingredients. Save roughly ¼ to ½ cup to use as a basting sauce during cooking. Pour the rest of the sauce over the prepped chicken slices and mix completely. Cover and place in the refrigerator to marinate for a at least three hours. When ready to cook, carefully layer the chicken onto skewers. Grill over hot coals for the best flavor, or on a grill. As they are grilling brush on the extra sauce. Cook until they reach an internal temperature of 165’F. Serve over rice and with your favorite vegetables.