Skewered Sesame Chicken

Official MAGGI®
Skewered Sesame Chicken
30 min
10 min
4 servings
  • This Asian-inspired Skewered Sesame Chicken with a sweet sesame seed oil sauce is really a treat. Grill or broil it, then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and finely chopped cilantro or other fresh herbs. Makes for a great appetizer or main dish, and is perfect for entertaining too.

The Secret Ingredient


  • 1/2 cup MAGGI Seasoning Sauce
  • 1/2 cup saké (rice wine)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 (about 1 pound total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (optional)

Make It

Step 1

Combine seasoning sauce, saké, sugar, garlic, ginger, bouillon and oil in medium bowl; reserve 1/3 cup. Add chicken to remaining marinade; toss to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.

Step 2

Preheat grill or broiler.

Step 3

Thread chicken onto 12 (6-inch) wooden skewers. Grill or broil chicken, turning and basting with reserved marinade, for 10 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and cilantro.
If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before threading.