BBQ Chicken Skewers

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Tender juicy bites of chicken, bell peppers, and onion are sweetened with your favorite bbq sauce to create these easy, saucy BBQ Chicken Skewers.

BBQ Chicken Skewers

Pineapple Chicken Skewers

As with any time you are cooking small bites of meat, take care not to overcook. Watch closely while the skewers are on the grill. As the chicken cooks through, be sure you remove it as soon as it finishes cooking.

Have you ever tried grilled pineapple? Grilling fresh pineapple brings out such an amazing sweetness! The sugars caramelize with the heat and the char marks add to the depth of flavor.

BBQ Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

While some people like to separate their vegetables and meats onto different skewers, I prefer to load everything onto one. The key is to keep the pieces fairly even in size.

The other trick I have found, is to not cram all the meat and vegetables onto the kabob. Slide them on leaving a bit of space so they are loosely touching one another and not packed tightly together.

After getting the grill hot turn it down to medium-high. Your kabobs will still cook fairly quickly but too high of temperature burns the sugars in bbq sauce giving it a bitter, not good taste, trust me you don’t want to let that happen.

Saucy BBQ Chicken Kabobs

BBQ Chicken Skewers

  • boneless skinless chicken thighs 
  • kosher salt
  • cracked pepper
  • barbecue sauce
  • red bell pepper 
  • green bell pepper 
  • red onion 

Grilled Chicken Kabobs

  1. Season chicken cubes with salt and pepper. On metal or wooden skewers, alternately thread peppers, onion, pineapple, and chicken pieces. Brush generously with about half of the barbecue sauce.
  2. Grill the skewers over medium-high heat 6-7 minutes on each side, or until the chicken has cooked through. Brush the sides with barbecue sauce as you turn the skewers.
BBQ Chicken Vegetable Skewers

NOTE: When using wooden skewers, it’s recommended to soak them for 15-20 minutes before cooking. I typically soak the skewers while prepping the meat and vegetables. The skewers will blacken over the grill but rarely burn this way.

Skewers are such an easy meal to make. It’s the main dish, sides and all on a stick! Easy to make and serve. Sometimes I will make rice to go with these or just pile them on a platter by themselves and dinner is served.

Asian Steak Kabobs are made with top sirloin steak and colorful vegetables. They are summertime entertaining perfection.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Kabobs on the grill are a lightened-up fresh version of a favorite Chinese take-out dish.

BBQ Chicken Skewers

Tender juicy bites of chicken, bell peppers, and onion are sweetened with your favorite bbq sauce to create these easy, saucy BBQ Chicken Skewers.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked pepper
  • ¾ cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 large red bell pepper seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large green bell pepper seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small red onion cut into 1-inch pieces

Instructions

  • Season chicken cubes with salt and pepper. On metal or wooden skewers, alternately thread peppers, onion, pineapple, and chicken pieces. Brush generously with about half of the barbecue sauce.
  • Grill the skewers over medium-high heat 6-7 minutes on each side, or until the chicken has cooked through. Brush the sides with barbecue sauce as you turn the skewers.

Notes

When using wooden skewers, it’s recommended to soak them for 15-20 minutes before cooking. I typically soak the skewers while prepping the meat and vegetables. The skewers will blacken over the grill but rarely burn this way.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal · Carbohydrates: 28g · Protein: 34g · Fat: 7g · Saturated Fat: 2g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g · Monounsaturated Fat: 2g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 162mg · Sodium: 1143mg · Potassium: 696mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 21g · Vitamin A: 1203IU · Vitamin C: 64mg · Calcium: 45mg · Iron: 2mg
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