Sweet & Spicy Chicken Skewers

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These sweet and spicy chicken skewers are ridiculously easy to make, yet super tasty! Without Sriracha, it’s a huge hit with little ones too!


Raise your hand if you love sweet & spicy combination!! Yes, I thought you’re a fan!!

Even if you’re not into spicy food, or someone in the family doesn’t like it, these chicken skewers are still pretty delicious without Sriracha! 

My kids (4 and 2) are huge fans of these skewers. They call it “sweet chicken on sticks”! Oh is it fun to serve it to them!!!

Sweet & spicy chicken skewers ingredients:

  • Chicken – You can totally use dark cuts for this recipe, but I usually use boneless, skinless chicken breast, because it cooks fast!
  • Garlic and ginger add so much flavor to this chicken dish. 
  • Honey is also essential ingredient for the sauce. I highly recommend using raw honey, as it’s more flavorful and natural. (Did you know regular commercial honey in the grocery stores is more honey-flavored corn syrup than honey? Check out the ingredient list!)
  • Soy sauce – I use regular Kikkoman’s All-Purpose soy sauce. This informative article talks about different types of soy sauce
  • Sriracha adds that nice kick! But as mentioned above, you can completely omit it to keep it kid-friendly.
  • Garnishes, like lime and cilantro, add great flavor, but completely optional.

How to make sweet & spicy chicken skewers:

So I have to admit, this’s hardly a recipe. I basically mix bunch of Asian flavors into a quick sauce, marinate the chicken pieces in the said sauce and bake, or grill, or air-fry them!

Not that you need any step-by-step photos for this recipe, but here they are anyway just to demonstrate how easy they are to make!


If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.

You don’t even have to thread them if you don’t want to. But my kids love them on sticks, so I usually do.

What to serve with chicken skewers:

These chicken skewers are so versatile and pairs perfectly with pretty much anything.

Here’re my top suggestions:

5 from 2 votes

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Skewers

These sweet and spicy chicken skewers are ridiculously easy to make, yet super tasty! It’s a fun way to cook chicken breast, and if you omit Sriracha, it’s still plenty delicious and a huge hit with little ones!
Prep: 35 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb (500 g) chicken breast boneless, skinless

For marinade:

  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha Note 1
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce Note 2
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves grated
  • ½ tablespoon fresh grated ginger


  • Lime wedges optional
  • Fresh cilantro optional


  • Wooden skewers


  • Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a small bowl, whisk together honey, Sriracha, soy sauce, garlic and ginger.
  • Cut chicken breast into bite-size cubes, about 1-inch. Place them in a bowl and pour in the marinade. Mix well and marinate for about 30 minutes.
  • Thread the marinated chicken cubes into the skewers, about 4-5 pieces on each. Arrange the chicken skewers on a baking sheet, lined with a foil.
  • Bake chicken skewers until fully cooked, 15-20 minutes, turning the skewers half way.

Air-Fryer Instructions:

  • Place the skewers in an air-fryer and cook for about 10 minutes, or until cooked through, at 375°F, turning the skewers half way.

Grilling Instructions:

  • Preheat the grill to medium high. Lightly oil the grates and grill the chicken skewers for about 10 minutes, or until cooked through.

Tips & Notes

Note 1: Sriracha adds a nice kick! If you’re sensitive to spicy food, try with 1/2 tablespoon of Sriracha and then add more if needed. But as mentioned above, you can completely omit it to keep it kid-friendly.
Note 2: I use regular Kikkoman’s All-Purpose soy sauce.


Calories: 236kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 808mg, Potassium: 475mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 45IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Hi, I’m Shinee!

Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here! I believe anyone can cook restaurant-quality food at home! And my goal is to help you to become a confident cook with my easy-to-follow recipes with lots of tips and step-by-step photos.

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  1. Sounds DE-lish!!! I’m pinning this one to try and I would love for you to come share at the Creative Inspiration Link Party –> tagsthoughts.com, Monday 8pm CST – Wednesday 8pm CST. Hope to see you there!!

  2. Oh my they look so yummy! Pinning it to Yummy Recipe Board. Thank you for sharing with this recipe!

  3. This looks so good. I’m gonna try this out. I love finding new things to do with chicken. Thanks for sharing! I found you on I Should Be Mopping The Floors

  4. Those look absolutely mouthwatering!

    My son commented the other day “we do eat a lot of chicken” – which is fine, because we like chicken, but it did make me think about trying a few new recipes. Obviously they need to be quick and easy – and this one is now on the list!

    I think I’ll give it a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing it!

  5. Shinee, these look SO good. Oh my, I think I need a skewer right now…if only I could grab one out of my screen. I’m always looking for ways to mix it up when it comes to chicken, so I LOVE this idea…sweet and spicy is the best! Thank you so much for sharing!! 🙂 XO

  6. We’re planning a graduation party for my son…this looks like the perfect thing to try! I like to try to plan everything but burgers (because burgers are my least favorite thing at a barbeque!). Pinning! 

  7. Shinee, this looks beyond delicious- I love chicken skewers and sweet and salty equates to perfection! Pinned! 

  8. Haha, well I LOVE sweet and spicy but I don’t like cilantro! I’m going to need to give these a try anyway though — I might even try them on the grill!