Grilled Chicken & Hibiscus Skewers with Sassy Ginger Dipping Sauce

April 16, 2015 00:20

Grilled Chicken & Hibiscus Skewers with Sassy Ginger Dipping Sauce

Recipe By:   Wild Hibiscus Flower Co
Makes 4 Skewers


1 jar (11 Flower) Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup

1 Tbsp. finely minced or grated fresh ginger

1/2 to 1 tsp. hot sauce

3 green onions (scallions)

1 to1 1/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 32 pieces

Vegetable oil as needed

Salt and pepper

4 metal skewers or 10" heavy wood skewers soaked in water


Drain hibiscus flowers, reserving syrup in a small bowl. To make the dipping sauce: Mix ginger and hot sauce into the reserved syrup. Trim and cut each green onion into 4 pieces. Thread each skewer as follows: 2 pieces of chicken, 1 piece of green onion, then 1 hibiscus flower*; repeat twice; then finish with 2 pieces of chicken. Lightly brush skewers with oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Preheat grill to medium-high. Cook skewers until chicken is cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Drizzle skewers with dipping sauce and serve extra on the side. 

*Cut one flower in half if needed; jars contain approximately 11–12 flowers.