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Korean Chicken Skewers


Course Main
Cuisine Korean
Keyword chicken, grill, Korea, Korean, poultry, skewers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger peeled
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 Asian pear
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Grate the garlic, ginger, onion, and pear. Place in large bowl or freezer bag. Mix in the soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, green onion, and ground black pepper.
  • Cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces and combine with the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning.
  • Skewer the chicken and set aside.
  • Strain the marinade through a fine mesh sieve into a small saucepan. Simmer on medium heat until slightly thickened, 5-10 minutes.
  • Grill the chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Baste occasionally while cooking with the thickened marinade.
  • If using a counter top grill, cooking time is about 4-5 minutes total on medium high heat.