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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

Course: Chicken, Grilling, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ chicken, Chicken Kabobs, grilled chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 549 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur

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!


  • 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


  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*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 217mg72%
Sodium 1000mg43%
Potassium 1654mg47%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 73g146%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 7.1mg9%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.