Honey BBQ chicken kebabs recipe

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A luscious recipe for juicy tender chicken kebabs with a sweet and spicy tang. For best results marinate the chicken in the dry rub overnight in the fridge.

East Midlands, England, UK

21 people made this

IngredientsServes: 4

  • 2 large chicken breast fillets
  • red onion and peppers (optional)
  • For the dry rub
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • For the honey BBQ glaze
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon honey, more to taste

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:8hr marinating › Ready in:8hr30min

  1. Mix the dry rub ingredients in a bowl and stir (you might want to use your fingers to break down the clumps into a fine powder).
  2. Cut your chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes and trim them, you want the chicken to be tight with no strands hanging off.
  3. Toss your chicken in the dry rub, lightly coating each piece and shake off the excess so that there are no large clumps. Marinate overnight in the fridge.
  4. Mix together the BBQ sauce and your honey in equal parts, make sure you use enough to cover the whole chicken.
  5. Skewer your chicken pieces onto long kebab skewers pushing the pieces so they are touching but not overcrowded, if you opted to use vegetables then cut those into equal sizes and skewer them with the chicken. Place your kebab skewers under a grill or onto a barbecue and lightly cook until a dark golden layer has formed.
  6. Take your kebabs off the grill or barbecue and brush generously with the honey BBQ glaze. Put them back on the grill or barbecue and cook, turning every few minutes and repeating the brushing. If barbecuing be careful not to burn the food too much on the open flame or ashes, it can happen very fast.
  7. Your chicken should only take about 15 minutes to cook; but could take longer depending on how big you cut it. Your chicken should be dark golden in colour and juices should run clear. Once you have finished serve immediately.

Other ideas

Immediately after removing the chicken from the grill, sprinkle sesame seeds and fresh coriander on top.

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How To

Obtain some chicken breast and skin and cut the meat of the bone.

Cut into inch squares to place on the skewers. But these will first be marinated in the honey mustard marinade for about 2 hours at least. This will help tenderize the chicken and make the it taste great.

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Once you are ready to grill these kebobs on the braai or other methods you would prefer, then get the skewers. Place the chicken pieces on skewers with the veggies between.

Take the marinade that you kept aside for basting the skewers while grilling.

The coals of the braai or the grill should be hot enough to cook kebobs. Place them on the oiled grill and leave for about 12 minutes. Turn them over and baste with the marinade. Do this frequently while turning and until the chicken is cooked and golden honey brown.

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Delicious BBQ Chicken Recipes You Should Try Before Summer End

Now that summer has finally arrived where we live, barbecue season has begun in full force! We’ve already used our own BBQ several times this year, and we can tell that all of our neighbours have gotten started on their own grilling endeavours as well, because the whole block smells delicious every evening. One of our family’s very favourite things to make and eat during the summer is simple, classic BBQ chicken, but we’ve been feeling a little more experimental than usual lately. That’s why we’ve been combing the Internet for awesome alternative recipes that will help us put at least a little more of a unique spin on our grilled chicken than usual, just to keep things exciting.

Are you feeling just about as enamoured as we were, if not more, with this concept of learning how to make new kinds of BBQ chicken? Then take a browse through our list below, which contains the 15 very best recipes and ideas that we’ve discovered in our search so far!

1. Korean BBQ chicken

Are you the kind of person who does like to put the occasional spin on an old family favourite, but you also like to keep those changes pretty subtle since you’re also trying to accommodate at least one slightly picky eater? In that case She Wears Many Hats might have the perfect recipes for you right off the bat. This tutorial for Korean BBQ chicken teaches you how to make a scrumptious dish that’s almost the same as the classic version you’re probably used to, but with a slightly tangier sauce that they fully teach you how to prepare from scratch.

2. Grilled chicken with South Carolina style bbq sauce

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3. BBQ chicken thighs

Just in case you’re a bit of a beginner when it comes to preparing barbecued dishes and you’re merely looking to branch out when it comes to the kinds of basic BBQ chicken pieces you can make, here’s a very simple guide from Craving Tasty to start you off. Rather than working with classic chicken breast cutlets this time, their tutorial will teach in detail how to prepare BBQ chicken thighs instead, for a slightly different flavour and texture experience.

4. Honey chipotle BBQ chicken

Now, we’ve met some people before who claimed they found a lot of BBQ sauce recipes a little too sweet, but we’re the total opposite. For us, the more sweetness there is involved in a BBQ sauce, the more we actually find that the tangy elements in the combination sand out! That’s probably why we loved this recipe from The Recipe Critic so much. They show you how this honey chipotle BBQ chicken was made, to give you that sweetness you love but also add a little extra kick.

5. Boneless BBQ chicken breasts

Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to come across a very basic recipe indeed, because you’ve never actually tried making any kind of BBQ chicken before and you’re here to learn how for the very first time? Then we’re pretty sure this recipe from Foodie Crush is the perfect place for you to start. Take a better look at their page to learn more about how they made these juicy, boneless BBQ chicken breasts.

6. Stovetop BBQ chicken (no grill required)

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9. 3-ingredient Italian BBQ chicken

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10. Crunchy baked BBQ chicken drumsticks

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11. Grilled Hawaiian BBQ chicken

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15. Slow cooker BBQ chicken

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For our recent Winnie the Pooh movie night, I wanted to make a honey-glazed chicken recipe, but nothing super messy or sticky for enjoying while watching a movie in the living room (nothing ruins movie night faster than mom freaking out because honey is smeared all over the couch…)

My daughter has also been on a real peach kick recently which has lead me to start buying the giant 5lb boxes of peaches (well, giant considering it’s just two people in this family!) so I’ve been having some fun experimenting with new peach recipes like my Maple Peach Chia Jam or Homemade Peach Vodka. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before the peaches worked their way into our supper!

These honey-glazed peach-chicken kebabs were the perfect option for our family movie night. They are flavorful with a kid-friendly kick from a dash of cajun seasoning and sweet from the addition of caramelized peaches and a generous glazing of honey. I also snuck a decent amount of veggies onto the kebabs!

My daughter went crazy for these kebabs! She loved how the veggies turned out but ironically picked out all the peaches and asked for me to cut up a “normal peach” for her to have with her meal. She even asked if I could send some of the chicken and veggies to school the next day in her thermos – so I’m going to go ahead and call that a win.

The cajun seasoning added just enough flavor without adding heat or spiciness so don’t be afraid to add it – and if your kids like spice, feel free to increase how much you add. I also found that the kebabs absorbed the honey so they weren’t messy, but I would have some napkins or wipes on hand just in case. While the kebabs weren’t drippy or messy, if your child uses their fingers to remove the food from the kebabs then things could get a bit sticky!

Of course, you could always skip the skewers and throw all of the ingredients for this kebab recipe into a foil pack – the flavors will mostly work out the same, you just won’t get that charred grill effect on the chicken.

We also made Edible Honey Slime for our Winnie the Pooh movie night – a great slime for mixed age groups and a perfect tie-in for our movie night. (And hey, you’ve got the honey out already…)

If you’re looking to serve these for a BBQ and want a non-chicken option to serve as well, check out our Greek Beef Kebabs or my friend Stacey’s Garlic Butter Shrimp Skewers.

Ingredients for Peach Chicken Kebabs

  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless preferred
  • 2 peaches
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 2 zucchini, chopped into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 2-3 Tablespoons honey
  • Salt and pepper, optional
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Tip: if you want these kebabs to be spicier, feel free to increase the the heat by doubling or tripling the cajun seasoning.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • 8 wooden skewers
  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cookie sheet

How to Make Honey-Glazed Chicken Skewers

Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil and set aside.

Soak the wooden skewers in water as you season the chicken and chop your zucchini and peaches. This is to prevent them from burning while cooking.

Cut the chicken into 1″ pieces and place in a bowl.

Season the chicken with the cajun seasoning, salt and pepper.

Chop the zucchini into at least 1/4″ thickness and cut the peaches to at least 1″ thickness.

Thread the zucchini, peaches and chicken onto your skewers in any pattern that you’d like.

Place the skewers on the foil-lined cookie sheet and turn oven to broil.

Drizzle the oil over the skewers and place in the oven. Cook under the broiler for 5 minutes.

Remove the kebabs from the oven, flip and brush with 1-2 Tablespoons honey. Return to oven to broil an additional 5 minutes, until the chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165F.

Remove the kebabs from the oven and drizzle with remaining honey.*

*Alternatively, you can serve the honey on the side for dipping.

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