Pete and I had an impromptu braai the other evening and all I had out defrosted were chicken breasts – not the most ideal thing for the braai but nonetheless, it was decided that we were to braai so onward with the plan. We opted to have pap and sous (always a hit) while I very quickly turned the chicken breasts into kebabs with some veg and a little marinade which was absolutely delicious! The chicken was lovely and juicy while the onions and broccoli were perfectly al dente and the mushrooms were beautifully soft and full of the flavours of the marinade.
Marmalade and Wine Chicken Kebabs
75ml orange marmalade
60ml red wine
15ml whole grain mustard
15ml olive oil
8 skewers – remember to soak the wooden variety for 30 minutes to an hour before using
3 chicken breasts cut into chunks
1 onion cut into chunks
- Mix all of the ingredients for the marinade and set aside.
- Skewer the chicken and veggies in any combination you like.
- Pour over the marinade.
- Braai the kebabs (not for very long – you don’t want them drying out) basting with the marinade.
Orange Marmalade. Red Wine. Mustard.
This is like a birthday party inside the mouth:))xxx
Must say Kim, it was super tasty! Have a happy day. 🙂
I think chicken is perfect for a BBQ. Love the sound of the kebabs with marmalade.
I was a little worried that the breast would be dry, we usually braai chicken thighs, but these kebabs were delicious. Have a super day. 🙂
Sweet and savoury in a Chicken kebab, count me in.
It was surprisingly nicer than what we had anticipated Raymund. Have a happy day. 🙂
I’ve never seen broccoli on a kebab, but hey, why not? Looks great!
So many people roast it lately so I thought why not – work really well. Have a super day. 🙂
What a fantastic way of using marmalade – would never have thought of this. I can imagine all those amazing flavours…delicious!
We will definitely repeat this one Tanya. Have a super day. 🙂
Ohhhhh, I like this!!
I would love to her how you enjoy it if you give it a try Pink. Have a super afternoon. 🙂
I think it was a wise idea making kebabs out of the chicken breasts, otherwise I fear they would have dried out on the grill. Your marinade sounds perfect!
Absolutely ChgoJohn, there is nothing worse than a dry piece of chicken breast. Have a great day. 🙂
Looks like a lovely kebab! 🙂
Very different but scrumptious. have a great day. 🙂
I have enjoyed discovering your blog! Can’t wait to take a look at your book too. Your photos are wonderful! Do you do your own photography?
What is “pap and sous”?
Aah, thanks so much Pamela, thanks for stopping by. I do do my own photography, well for the most part – I am still a learner in that field!
“Pap” is maize meal – the closest alternative would be polenta and “sous” is a tomato and onion gravy. Pap and sous are very proudly South African. 🙂
Have a happy day. 🙂
LOVE the flavors that went into this dish! Fantastic! 🙂
Thanks Kristy – it would be interesting to see what Mr N and Miss A think of the strange combination. Have a great day. 🙂
Wow, red wine and marmalade, I would never have thought to combine that! I love this! I’m so often left with coming up with dinner simply using what I have on hand….and these are ingredients I most always have on hand!!
Dinners made with what’s on hand are usually the most scrumptious. Have a super day. 🙂
Pap & sous as well? What a feast!
Aah yes, we love our pap ‘n sous. Have a great evening. 🙂
Awesome, I still have runny marmalade to use up and this looks great.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Have a happy day. 🙂
I (or should I say my kids) love orange marmalade as marinade for chicken. I have teriyaki chicken recipe using orange marmalade and kids get so excited eating it. Now I see yours, I think “I” prefer this one with wine and mustard. Looks delicious!
Wow Nami, what an lovely compliment, thank you! I ope you all enjoy these kebabs. Have a super day. 🙂
These look lovely- and the flavor combo of sweet oranges and wine sounds amazing!
Not sure why we haven’t tried something like this before. Have a super day. 🙂
I must try the combination of marmalade and red wine as a marinade next time when I prepare chicken breast. The kebabs look irresistible.
Thanks Angie – hope you like the combo as much as we did. Have a super day. 🙂
I love your Pete’s obsession with the braai – happy to read that it’s transported back to SA from Mauritius! 🙂 Magnificent looking kebabs, love!
Braai’s are in Pete’s blood Celia! Have a great day. 🙂
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Thanks for the second link back! 🙂
Gorgeous Mandy… You know, I find marmalades always give rise to the most tender, juicy results… the chicken is never dry; it’s the perfect basting/cooking method and orange is just perfect this time of year!
I will definitely be experimenting with marmalade a bit more now Kelly. Have a great day. 🙂
love that you added broccoli to your kebobs, great flavor!!
Thanks Vianney – the broccoli really did work well. Have a great day. 🙂
Oh my.. these Chicken Kebabs are calling me right now. I mean they are really calling me to make this. Amazing post
Thanks Kay – I hope you get the chance to make theses soon. Have a great day. 🙂
I love chicken on the braai 🙂
A braai adds a great flavour. Have a super day. 🙂
So interesting! What is braai? A grill? Silly American question 🙂
Hi Tricia, so sorry, I should have explained what a braai is – quite right, it’s a barbecue. Have a super day. 🙂
Mmm great recipe, Mandy! I love kebabs. I didn’t know what braai was either, but now I do. 😉
Hi Caroline. I used to put the word barbecue in brackets after the word braai – will do that moving forward again. Sorry about the hassle. Have a super day. 🙂
Kebabs are always a winner, I keep forgetting about them though.. thanks mandy, love the marmalade addition!
Thanks C! Hope your birthday was a special one and that you enjoyed toast to you earlier this evening. 😉
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Thanks again for the lovely mention. I really to love the idea of your marinade ingredients. 🙂