These Barbecued Chicken Skewers are beyond delicious, with tender chunks of spice-rubbed chicken breast, smoky bacon and crisp red onion. They’re grilled to perfection, then charred with a super easy Bourbon Barbecue Sauce.
With over 1100 recipes in亚博捕鱼游戏 I often forget about wonderful meals from years gone by. It seems there are always a slew of new ideas to try and I just don’t have (or take) the time to go back. But a comment from a reader this past spring drew my attention to a recipe I posted back in 2011, in the very early days of the blog. I had forgotten all about it, but thanks to this thoughtful reader, it became the inspiration for these delicious Bacon Bourbon Barbecued Chicken Skewers.
The comment was regarding theseGrilled Chicken Kabobs（不要看起来太紧密地看着照片或食物造型 - 我们不知道我们在那里做了什么）。这是评论所说的：
This recipe was fantastic! The chicken was so tender and flavorful – worth the extra steps! Thank you!
食谱雇用了智能厨师的天才技巧Cook’s Illustrated. They had taken bacon, combined it with spices in a food processor, then pureed it into a paste. The paste was rubbed on chunks of chicken breast before grilling, producing fabulous flavor and moist, super tender chicken. It was a wonderful recipe but honestly, making a “paste” out of bacon was not very pleasant. And the food processor was a pain to clean up.
I thought about the delicious and tender grilled chicken though and decided to work on a recipe that would produce the same delicious flavor, minus the bacon paste. It took a few weeks of testing and tweeking (and lots of taste-testers) but I think you’re going to love these barbecued chicken skewers as much as we do!
How does it work? It’s a much simpler (and not so messy) technique than the Cooks Illustrated recipe. Cut up chicken breasts into bite-size chunks and place them in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil. Toss the chicken with a delicious spice rub, then thread on skewers alternately with bacon and squares of red onion. This can all be done in advance and then popped in the fridge until right before dinner.
An easy and delicious sauce to finish with
Once the chicken’s pretty much cooked through comes the” pièce de résistance” or the “crowning glory”, slathering the skewers with a super flavorful barbecue sauce that’s made from a purchased barbecue sauce that’s doctored up with a few secret flavor bombs (bourbon and soy sauce). The hot grill carmelizes and chars everything a bit, melding the flavors into a crazy delicious meal!
Believe me, you want this one in your summer grilling recipe arsenal! But guess what? If you don’t have a grill or it’s not grilling weather, these barbecued chicken skewers can also be made in the oven. Just crank up the temperature and roast until everything’s nice and golden. Add a few (optional) minutes under the broiler to create a bit of char.
- Use your favorite barbecue sauce for this recipe. We really like the originalSweet Baby Ray’ssauce.
- To prepare in advance, follow the recipe directions through step 5, then place on a sheet pan, cover tightly with foil and refrigerate until ready to grill.
- To make these barbecued chicken skewers completely in the oven, follow directions in recipe through step 5. Preheat oven to 450˚F. Line a sheet pan with foil, spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray and line up the skewers in a single layer. Bake for 10 minutes, turning halfway in between. Brush with the bbq sauce and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the edges of the bacon are nice and crisp.
- Don’t have any bourbon or don’t like to use alcohol? Just skip it! It does add a nice layer of flavor, but the skewers will be delicious without it too.
- A good set of tongs is essential for grilling and especially for grilling skewers and kabobs. These16-inch GRILLHOGS Tongsare not expensive and will last a long time.
These Barbecued Chicken Skewers are beyond delicious, with tender chunks of spice-rubbed chicken breast, smoky bacon and crisp red onions. They're grilled to perfection, then charred with a super easy Bourbon Barbecue Sauce.
- 1large red onion切成1英寸的碎片
- 1tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
- For the rub:
- 2teaspoonssmoked paprika
- 2teaspoonsgarlic salt
- 1teaspoononion powder
- 1teaspoonground coriander
- For the sauce:
- 1cupbarbecue saucewe like Sweet Baby Ray's
- 1tablespoonsoy sauce
Cut chicken into 1-inch chunks and transfer to a medium-size bowl. Drizzle chicken with the olive oil and stir well. Sprinkle the rub over the chicken and toss to coat.
Thread (in a pattern) the bacon, chicken and red onion onto skewers, starting and ending with the bacon.
Spray the grill well and heat to medium-high heat. Grill the skewers for approximately 8-10 minutes, rotating every couple minutes or until lightly browned and chicken is cooked.
Brush with prepared sauce and grill another 5-7 minutes, rotating every few minutes, until the edges of the bacon are crisp and slightly charred. Remove to a clean platter, tent with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with any remaining barbecue sauce.
Remove kebabs from grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve, passing more barbecue sauce separately.
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