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Sweet Mango Barbecue Chicken Skewers

These grill-worthy Sweet Mango Barbecue Chicken Skewers are simple and bursting with flavor, perfect for your next cookout!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinate4 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Sweet Mango Barbecue Chicken Skewers
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 12 pieces bamboo skewers


  • 1 pound boneless chicken thigh fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup mango nectar
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  • Trim chicken thigh fillets of extra fat, Rinse and drain well. Pat dry and cut into 1-inch strips. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a bowl, combine mango nectar, barbecue sauce, and red pepper flakes. Stir until well-distributed.
  • Add chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. Drain from marinade, reserving liquid.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, simmer mango nectar-barbecue marinade for about 20 minutes or until reduced to about 1/2 cup.
  • Add sesame oil and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Thread 2 to 3 chicken slices into each skewer.
  • Grill skewers on a hot grill for about 2 to 3 minutes each side. When the meat starts to lose its pink, baste with sweet mango mixture. Continue to grill and baste, turning on sides, until cooked through.
  • Remove from heat and serve hot.


  • The recipe makes about 12 skewers; nutritional information calculated at 2 sticks per serving.
  • To prevent from burning during grilling, soak bamboo sticks in water for at least 30 minutes.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 359IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg