I will confess to often cheating and buying honey and soy chicken sticks already made up from our local chicken shop, for convenience.
But when I marinate the chicken myself and make up the sticks, this is what I do. It is a really simple marinade of the honey soy variety. Honey soy is our kids favourite – not a surprise really as it has the sweetness of the honey!
Marinated Chicken Sticks and Salad
- 8 tablespoons honey
- 8 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 500 grams chicken breasts
- 1/2 lettuce
- 1 red capsicum
- 3 large carrots
- 1 cucumber
- 2 tomatoes
1. Chop up chicken into smallish size pieces. You could really make them any size you liked, but I like to go smaller, so I can feel more comfortable that the chicken has cooked through properly.
3. Pour the chicken marinade into a large ziplock bag.
5. Place the bag of chicken on a plate (in case there is any leakage) and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours (the longer the better). A friend shared this tip with me about using the ziplock bag. It helps the chicken get a much more even coverage when marinating.
9. Preheat barbecue on high heat.
10. While this is happening, begin preparing the salad. The kids can help with this by:
- Tearing up lettuce in to chunks.
- Chopping carrot carrot.
- Slicing cucumber thinly.
- Cutting up capsicum into sticks.
- Cutting tomatoes into wedges.
11. Cook the chicken for about 5 – 7 minutes each side.
12. If you would like some sauce for the chicken sticks you can boil the left over marinade for a few minutes in a small pan. You should not use the left over marinade with out cooking it as it will have bacteria from the chicken in it.
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