Sticky Maple Bourbon Chicken Skewers
Sweet, salty, buttery and deeply Sticky Maple Bourbon Chicken Skewers. These are a delicious finger food perfect for a party or watching the game. Or serve them with fries for dinner!
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- 2 cups hot water
- 1/4 cup table salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup cold water
- 4 chicken breasts - skinless and boneless
- 1 tbsp olive oil
For the maple bourbon sauce
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp bourbon
- 1 tbsp salted butter
Dissolve the table salt and sugar in the hot water. Once fully dissolved, add the ice and cold water, then transfer the brine to a shallow baking dish. (see note 1)
Slice each chicken breast into 5 thin strips and thread each strip onto a wooden skewer.
Set aside to brine for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.
After the four hours, drain and pat the skewers dry.
Drizzle with the olive oil and then grill over a medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes a side.
To make the maple bourbon sauce.
Add the maple syrup, bourbon and butter to a small saucepan.
Heat over a medium heat until bubbling and slightly thickened. (see note 2)
The sauce will thicken as it stands.
- Use a baking dish long enough to fit your wooden skewers.
- The sauce should have the constancy of heavy cream.
Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1448mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg