Beautiful crisp mornings after frosty cool nights are one of the hallmarks of Autumn weather in South Australia. But, with the cold mornings and clear crisp skies, we are often blessed with sun-filled days. Beautiful days to soak up the sunshiney rays.
So, whilst the sun is still out and before winter creeps in, it’s worth getting those last Autumn daytime BBQ’s in with family and friends before we all head into winter hibernation.
There are many delicious Autumn things that you can pop on the BBQ from steaks, to fish, Autumn veggies like corn and zucchini, and homemade skewers always go down a treat as well.
Our recipe for gooey honey chicken skewers is a delicious addition to your BBQ repertoire.
What you’ll need:
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets – cut into cubes
2 cloves garlic, crushed
5 onions, cut into wedges
2 red peppers, cut into pieces
Oil for the grill hotplate
In a large bowl, whisk together oil, honey, soy sauce and pepper. Before adding chicken, reserve a small amount of marinade to brush onto skewers while cooking.
Place the chicken, garlic, onions and peppers in the bowl, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours (the longer the better).
Preheat barbecue for high heat.
Drain marinade from the chicken and vegetables then discard. Thread chicken and vegetables alternately onto the skewers.
Lightly oil the cooking grill hotplate. Cook skewers for 12 to 15 minutes until chicken juices run clear. Turn and brush with reserved marinade frequently.
Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes beforehand if using.
Served with grilled Autumn veggies and some crusty bread, it’s the best way to warm up this Autumn.