Sesame-Date Chicken Cho Cho

Lori McLain


Marinating chicken breast ( or thighs) in this date sesame oil marinade gives a new taste to kabobs or grilled chicken. I love this served with a pretty salad on the side, dressed in a similar date dressing......

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35 Min


20 Min


10 medium
pitted dates
1/4 c
sesame oil
1/4 c
sweet soy glaze or teriyaki
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
1/4 c
rice vinegar
2 Tbsp
minced garlic
1 Tbsp
1 lb
boneless skinless chicen breasts, cut into 1" wide strips
2 Tbsp
sesame seeds (optional)


6 c
mixed salad lettuces
1/2 c
thinly sliced red peppers
1/2 c
thinly slced red oions

Directions Step-By-Step

Place dates , sesame oil, soy glaze , soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and honey in small food processor and blend thoroughly until smooth. Skewer chicken breast or thigh strips onto 6 soaked wooden or metal skewers . Place the marinade mixture into a 1 gallon sealable plastic bag. Place skewers in bag, seal and massage lighty to distribute marinade. Place in fridge for 20-30 minutes or longer.
Preheat grill to Medium-high heat.

Remove skewers from marinade. Grill skewers over medium high heat for about 9 minutes, turing three times until done. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.
* For a salad to pair with the sesame date cho cho chicken, arrange your choice of lettuce mixture, a few red pepper strips and thinly sliced red onions , and feta cheese next to the skewers on serving plate.
For a sesame date vinaigrette for the salad, blend in small processor:

6 pitted Dates
3T sesame oil
1 tsp soy sauce
1/4 C rice vinegar
1 T minced garlic
2 T honey
1/4 tsp coarse dijon mustard
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper

Drizzle over salad on plates.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #sesame, #date