1 tsp EACH granulated garlic and granulated onion
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried lemongrass (or 1 1/2 tsp minced fresh lemongrass)
1/2 tsp EACH dried basil and thyme
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsps lime juice
1/4 cup canola oil
1 lb chicken breast filets
15-20 large skewers (soak 30 minutes if bamboo)
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tbsps EACH lime juice and rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp minced green onion
In a large bowl, combine wet rub ingredients and whisk until smooth. Add chicken filets and stir until chicken is well coated with rub. Cover and refrigerate 30-60 minutes.
In a bowl, stir together all Asian Dip ingredients. Refrigerate until needed.
Preheat grill or broiler on medium. Thread 1 filet onto each skewer. Cook skewers for about 3-5 minutes per side. Remove from heat and serve with Asian Dip.
Make Ahead Tip: Once the chicken is on the skewers it can be frozen for up to 3 months. Put skewers in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet. Once frozen, peel all the skewers off the foil and re-wrap them tightly in foil. Thaw in the fridge then grill or broil.
Substitution: If you can’t find chicken filets, use 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced lengthwise in 3/4 inch strips.