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Fabulous Barbecue Chicken Kabobs


These Fabulous Barbecue Chicken Kabobs are so good! Seriously, they are packed with a great smoky, bacon-y flavor, are coated in a sweet bbq sauce and would make a great addition to any backyard bbq. Make some this weekend! Your family will thank you for it.

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  • 10 to 12 wooden shish-kabob skewers
  • 3 to 4 chicken breasts, about 2.5-pounds
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 strips raw bacon
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce


Servings 6
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 105mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Pour some water in a 9x13 pan and place 10-12 wooden skewers into it. Allow them to soak for an hour or so.

Cut 3 to 4 chicken breasts, about 2 1/2 pounds, into 2-inch cubes. Place them in a medium-sized mixing bowl and sprinkle 2 teaspoons sea salt over the top. Toss the chicken to thoroughly coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes. This will help to both flavor the chicken and keep it tender.

Fire up your grill and heat it to 350°F.

Slice 4 strips of raw bacon into 2-inch pieces. Place them into a small mixing bowl (or food processor). Use an immersion blender or food processor to turn the bacon into a thick paste. Sounds weird, I know...but it really gives the chicken a ton of flavor. It's bacon after all. King of flavor and delight. :)

Into a small bowl place 2 teaspoons paprika, 3 teaspoons smoked paprika and 5 teaspoons sugar. Toss them together to combine. Pour the seasoning mixture into the bacon paste. Stir it well to combine.

Take a paper towel and pat the chicken dry, then spoon the seasoning/paste mixture over the chicken. Toss the chicken thoroughly to combine. I just put both my hands into the bowl and mixed and mixed it all around, until the chicken was well coated. Make sure to wash your hands (super well!) when you are done.

Thread the chicken pieces onto the skewers.

Lay a large piece of tin foil on your grill and spray it with cooking spray. Set the chicken kabobs on the foil. Cook for about 8 minutes per side. When the chicken has cooked through brush each kabob with Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce. Allow them to cook for 2 to 3 additional minutes so the sauce has a chance to heat through. Serve with additional BBQ Sauce.

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