Orange marmalade chicken skewers

Perfect appetizers for holiday entertaining. I make these for parties year round but especially the holidays cause it’s not only delicious but a great make-ahead dish. It’s easy finger food that’s tasty and not your average pinks in a blanket fare not that I’m opposed to pork & puff pastry but I always get rave reviews about guys. You can also experiment marinading with different marmalades and jams. I tried them with a peach & thyme jam I picked up at the farmer’s market. So yummy!

Orange Marmalade Chicken Skewers


  • 1 cup orange (or any citrus variety) marmalade
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut lengthwise into 1-inch wide strips
  • 6-inch wooden skewers


Combine everything except chicken and skewers, add chicken strips and toss. Cover and marinate at least 4 hours. When ready to cook, heat oven to 425 degrees F, remove chicken from marinade (reserving marinade) and insert 1 piece of chicken on each skewer. Heat the reserved marinade in a small saucepan until boiling. Arrange skewers on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, flip skewers and baste with remaining marinade. Bake about 5 more minutes, until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.


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