Recipe By Hannah Elliott
Published Jun 19th
Tahini Chicken Skewers
Prep 20m Cook 10m Additional 3h Ready In 3h 30m
Servings 10 skewers Calories 146.7

These tahini Asian chicken skewers are marinated and grilled. Delicious for a easy, quick summer BBQ!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch strips
  • 8 green onions, diced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 10 wooden skewers

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place garlic, soy sauce, sugar, red wine vinegar, tahini, lemon juice, Sriracha sauce, and pepper in a food processor. Blend well until smooth.
  2. 2 Pour the marinade into a zip-top bag; add chicken, green onions, and toasted sesame seeds. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to overnight.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, place wooden skewers in a container filled with water and soak at least 2 hours.
  4. 4 Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Thread chicken onto skewers.
  5. 5 Grill chicken skewers until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 146.7
  • Carbohydrate 14.4 g
  • Cholesterol 32.3 mg
  • Fat 3.9 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 13.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.7 g
  • Sodium 801.1 mg
  • Sugar 10.6 g

Chef's Notes

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.


  1. So good! I followed the recipe exactly. Next time I might cut the sugar down because it was a little sweet for my taste. I didn't even have as much time to marinate as they suggested and it came out great.
  2. quick easy and delicious
  3. Super delicious and also what a beautiful dish the skewers make! I loved the spicy flavor. Nice job!