BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs

These BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs are bursting with flavor from the easy homemade BBQ sauce. They are sweet and slightly tangy with a little heat and perfect for any BBQ!

These BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs are quick and easy to make. They are marinated in an easy homemade sweet and tangy BBQ sauce then grilled to perfection.

BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs

Summer is not official until you’ve made something on the grill, am I right?! I love cooking on the grill for many reasons…….it helps keep the heat out of the house, often times there are fewer dishes, and almost everyone loves a good BBQ!

I love grilled food so much you can even find me grilling in the middle of the winter and I know that seems odd because there aren’t that many grilling recipes on the blog. Well, my friends, it’s because they are really hard to take pictures of and make them look as good as they taste. It’s something I have been really working on and I hope to bring more grilled foods to the blog in the future.

Some other great grilled options: Grilled Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad, Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops, Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, and Quick Smoked BBQ Pork Chops.

These BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs are sweet and tangy with a little spice. They are easy to make and are great for a backyard BBQ!

BBQ Chicken Skewers

Now I realize the title does say marinated but if you are short on time or didn’t want to marinate the chicken kabobs they will still be really flavorful. Aside from the obvious marinating helps with tenderizing and making sure the meat is extra juicy which is kind of important when grilling because if you don’t stand right next to your grill at all times the temperature can fluctuate rather quickly (or at least mine does!).

Another question I have to ask all of you…..do you call them kabobs or skewers?? I have always called them kabobs growing up and it wasn’t until I started blogging that I noticed some call them skewers. Maybe it has to do with what part of the country you live in, sort of like the whole soda, cola, or pop debate??

These BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs are marinated in an easy homemade BBQ sauce then grilled for that perfect sticky sweet chicken kabob!

And what’s more fun than eating food off of a stick, right!!? My kids really enjoy helping make these kabobs and enjoy eating them even more and I think it has to do with it being on a stick, lol!

What to serve with BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs:

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These BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs are marinated in an easy homemade BBQ sauce then grilled for that perfect sticky sweet chicken kabob!
BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs are bursting with flavor from the easy homemade BBQ sauce. They are sweet and slightly tangy with a little heat and perfect for any BBQ!

Course: Chicken, Grilling, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ chicken, Chicken Kabobs, grilled chicken
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 549 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (270g) ketchup
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • black pepper and red pepper flakes to taste
  • 3 pounds (1340g) boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine the ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, mustard, chili powder and peppers until combined. Reserve 1/2 cup of the sauce for serving. Place chicken and remaining bbq sauce in a large plastic bag. Seal and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. 

  2. If using wooden skewers soak in water 30 minutes before grilling. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350-400 degrees F). Lightly brush grill with cooking oil to help prevent sticking. (Do this by folding up a couple of paper towels then dipping into a small amount of oil. Using tongs brush the grates of the grill with oil soaked paper towel.)

  3. Thread chicken pieces onto the soaked skewers. Grill, turning occasionally until meat is completely cooked (about 20-25 minutes). Serve with reserved BBQ sauce. 

Recipe Notes
  1. If you don't want to marinate these chicken kabobs you don't have to. 

What to serve with BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs:

Nutrition Facts
BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 549 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 217mg 72%
Sodium 1000mg 42%
Potassium 1654mg 47%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Sugars 35g
Protein 73g 146%
Vitamin A 9.6%
Vitamin C 8.6%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 12.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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