Soy and Honey Chicken Kebabas on a Spicy Raw Vegetable Salad

Coming home late on a Sunday Evening, there was no desire to prepare a Sunday Roast.

Instead, I used this always reliable fall back. The salad is raw and very quick to make.

The marinade takes a couple of minutes to make. The chicken is succulent and has a great caramelised and chilli hot flavour - tempered by the honey and lemon.

If you have no time, skip marinading the chicken, and grill immediately.

The same ingredients can be quickly fried in the wok as an alternative.

A healthy and cheap Chinese main, suitable as a quick evening meal.

Soy and Honey Chicken : Another close up


for the soy and honey kebabs [serves 2] :
for the chicken marinade:
1 chicken breast, cut for kebabs
1/2 lemon
1 tbsp runny honey
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sweet soy sauce
6 cm knob of ginger, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
3 red thai chillies, finely diced

for the kebabs :
3 spring onion
4 cherry tomatoes

for the spicy salad [serves 2] :
1/2 romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 gem lettuce, chopped
1 carrot, julienned
1 spring onion, chopped on the diagonal
6 tomatoes, sliced into 6 segments
1 tsp chilli oil
1/2 tsp soy
1/4 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
handful of mint, finely chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
handful of peanuts, diced


for the soy and honey kebabs :
for the chicken marinade:
1) Add all the ingredients, except the chicken into a freezer bag and mix well.
2) Add the chicken and massage through the bag.
3) Leave to marinade for as long as you have.
(I left it for an hour in the fridge).

for the kebabs:

1) Soak 4 bamboo skewers in a bowl for 10 minutes.
2) Make the kebabs, using the chicken and vegetables.
3) Place on a tin foil lined grill tray.
4) Baste with the marinade.
3) Cook under a high grill for 6 minutes, reapply the marinade to the chicken every 2 minutes.
4) Turn the kebabs over and reapply the marinade. Cook for a further 6 minutes, basting every 2 minutes.
5) Serve immediately on the bed of salad.

for the spicy salad :
1) Place all the vegetable on a serving platter
2) Sprinkle over the peanuts and mint
3) Drizzle over the chilli oil.
4) Season well.
5) Toss the salad very gently using your hands.
6) Sprinkle over the lemon and serve

Soy and Honey Chicken : Starting Ingredients

Starting Ingredients

Soy and Honey Chicken : Dice the Chillies

Dice the chillies

Soy and Honey Chicken : Add in the Garlic and Ginger

Add the garlic and ginger to the freezer bag

Soy and Honey Chicken : Add in Wet Ingredients

Add the wet ingredients and mix well with your hands

Soy and Honey Chicken : Prepare the chicken

Prepare the chicken breast

Soy and Honey Chicken : Leave to Marinade

Leave to marinade in the fridge

Soy and Honey Chicken : Make the Kebabs

Make the chicken kebabs

Soy and Honey Chicken : Place on a Grill Tray

Place the kebabs on a foil lined grill tray

Soy and Honey Chicken : Prepare the carrots

Prepare the carrots for the salad

Soy and Honey Chicken : Chop the Spring Onion on the Diaganol

Chop the spring onion on the diagonal

Soy and Honey Chicken : Toss the Salad

Toss the salad gently

Soy and Honey Chicken : Turn the Kebabs

Turn the chicken kebabs over

Soy and Honey Chicken : Add the Chicken Kebabs to the Salad

Add the kebabs to the salad and serve

Soy and Honey Chicken : Kebab Close Up

Chicken kebab close up

Soy and Honey Chicken : Close Up

Soy and Honey Chicken Kebabs

Soy and Honey Chicken : Another close up

So tasty!!

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