I always go overboard with starters for any party at home. That’s because I believe my guests will appreciate the food most, when they are still sober, and not intoxicated with scotch and wine- and that happens only in the starter stage. By the time they move on to main course, half of them are thinking of a good night’s sleep and the other half can’t tell the difference between chicken and lamb. So then, if you are entertaining guests over drinks, work on your starters and keep the main course simple. :-)
I make chicken skewers very often, mostly because it is simple, and tastes out of this world.
500 gms diced chicken
Teriyaki/barbeque/honey chilly/sweet chilly sauce/ ANY sauce :-)
1 –2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
salt to taste
Mix the chicken pieces with garlic, salt, lemon juice and the sauce of your choice. You can make 3 different portions and make different kinds of sticks for the sake of variety! Dump in the fridge for 3-4 hours. Remember- the more you marinade, the better it is!
Soak wooden skewers in water for about one hour.
Half an hour before the guests arrive, arrange the chicken pieces n skewers and grill it in the oven, ocassionally turning it. I grill it at at about 200 degrees for around 15 minutes.
You are now, all set to entertain!