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Three Sesame Ginger Chicken skewers on a bed of arugula

Sesame Ginger Chicken

a quick weeknight friendly mariante and cook chicken dish!
Course Main Course
Keyword sesame, ginger, chicken, skewers
Author Sarah Mir


  • wooden skewers (optional)


  • 2 lbs Boneless chicken
  • 4-inch piece ginger (peeled)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp garam masala (optional, add ½ a tsp pepper if it's not available)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1-3 green chilies minced
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro


  • Soak the wooden skewers in water (if using)
  • Chop the chicken into 1.5 inch sized pieces
  • Blend together the ingredients from ginger to green chilies (if you want to avoid blending then grate your ginger, mince your garlic and stir everything together)
  • Stir in the sesame seeds and cilantro
  • Pour over chicken, mix well and marinate for at least 30 minutes
  • Cook one test piece on a hot pan, 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through and then adjust seasoning if needed.
  • If you are happy with it then skewer chicken onto the wooden skewers
  • Cook for 4 minutes on the first side, flip, then cook till done. Cook times will vary by pans, but it usually takes me 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Serve with extra lime wedges. Goes so well with a nice salad and fries or inside a wrap!