Spicy chicken skewers with sour cream, these are little skewers with a big personality. The chicken is marinaded with coffee and chilli to add plenty of heat and a wonderful smoky flavour. A touch of maple syrup and allspice helps everything on it’s way to a delicious and spicy conclusion.
Imagine watching the game, something spicy to nibble on and an ice cold beer. What could be better?
And these coffee and maple chicken skewers fit the bill perfectly. They are sweet and smoky from the coffee and maple, but the cayenne and red pepper flakes mean they have a definite fire to them!
That is why I like to serve these with a pot of cooling sour cream. Oh and of course plenty of beer!
If your children are anything like mine then these may not be kid friendly, but I have yet to find an adult who doesn’t love them. The sweet flavor of the maple and the smoky depth of the coffee make these almost addictive. The spice blows you away and then after a quick swig of beer you reach for another!
The perfect snack for game day!
Plus they are perfect cooked on the grill! Which makes them even better for summer entertaining.
If you are a chilli lover then these hot and spicy chicken skewers are for you. They are versatile, easy to prepare in advance and will make all chilli lovers smile.
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Hot and Spicy Chicken Skewers
You can change the measurement from US to metric at the bottom of this list
- 12 kebab sticks
- 1/2 cup extra strong coffee - cold
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper (see notes)
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 tsp all spice
- 1.1 lb chicken tenders
- 1/2 cup sour cream
Start by soaking the the kebab sticks in a jug of water. This prevents them burning on the grill.
- Pour the coffee, salt, maple syrup, chilli powder, chilli flakes and all spice into a large ziplock bag.
Crush in the garlic into the bag, then seal the bag and shake it about a bit to mix everything together.
- Add the chicken tenders and place the bag in the fridge to marinade for 2-6 hours.
- Preheat the grill to it's hottest setting.
Remove the chicken from the bag and thread each tender onto your soaked kebab stick. Lay them out of a baking tray.
- Grill one each side for 3-4 minutes a side until just cooked through.
These hot and spicy skewers are hot! If you want to tone it down then use just 1 tsp of cayenne pepper.
Life at Sprinkles and Sprouts HQ (nothing to do with these hot and spicy chicken skewers!)
Today has been a bad day! I tripped over the washing basket, sent it flying and stubbed my toe on the door frame. Which wouldn’t have been too bad except I was carrying a cup of coffee at the time, which went all over the clean washing.
Then whilst putting the rubbish out in bare feet I stood on one of the many stones that my darling boys have left on the veranda. I am not sure what they are making, but if the world is missing small stones, then they might want to visit our place…we have thousands.
Then when I didn’t think it could get any worse, I rubbed my eyes after measuring out cayenne powder. I was busy washing my eye under the kitchen sink when Fred our postie arrived. So I answer the door with one side of my hair soggy and my mascara everywhere. He just laughed and said
” Yup something like that!!!”
What I need now, is to sit on the sofa, scoff down some dinner and drink a nice cold beer. That will be me done. I will try to work out this life business tomorrow!!!