Skewers with crispy chicken pieces, red and green peppers, tangy red onion & s Sweet Chilli dipping sauce. The perfect light starter or ideal to serve as party food!
I was a little limited this year with what to have for our Christmas dinner starter. I couldn’t have any of my favourites as they’re all on the banned list during pregnancy, my appetite has changed, and anything I did fancy having, my husband or father in law probably wouldn’t have liked! That’s how we ended up with these Chicken Skewers with Sweet Chilli Dip! A real crowd pleaser.
Very basic and easy to make, they have no fancy seasoning, just simply crispy chicken. The tang from the red onion, and flavour from the red and green peppers bring enough taste to not require any seasoning. Sweet Chilli sauce is such a taste on its own, I personally find anything additional would spoil the sweetness.
If you want a simple starter for your guests, this is ideal. By putting the sauce in the bowl, guests can choose whether to add it or not, and the fact that none of the food is coated or mixed, guests can simply eat what bits they like and leave anything they don’t!
Another option would be to serve the Skewers on a large plate for party guests, and have the Sweet Chilli dipping sauce in a larger bowl instead. I’m definitely considering this for New Years Eve! Even better, you could lay out different things to be added to the Skewers and guests could make up their own!
Here’s how I made these Chicken Skewers with Sweet Chilli Dip
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Ingredients (makes 4)
- 2 Chicken Breasts
- 1 Red Pepper
- 1 Green Pepper
- Half a Red onion
- Sweet Chilli Sauce
- Cooking Oil
- Mixed Salad
What you’ll need
2 Frying Pans
To prepare, add cooking oil to a frying pan until the whole base is covered, and heat on the hob on a medium-high heat.
- Firstly, dice the chicken breasts and place them in a bowl with cornflour. Mix together until all pieces are completely coated with cornflour.
- Secondly, Drop each piece into the frying pan of oil. Be careful not to burn yourself as the oil may spit as you add the chicken due to the high heat.
- Allow the chicken to cook on the side that touches the pan before stirring. If you stir too early you will loose the cornflour.
- Do the same on each side until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through and brown on the outside.
- Cut the peppers and red onion into squares as photographed and fry in another pan until soft and slightly charred on the edges.
- Once everything is cooked, leave to cool slightly and place the pieces on the skewer as photographed.
- Finally, add Sweet Chilli sauce to a small glass bowl, lay the skewer on the top and serve with mixed salad.
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