These bacon paste bbq chicken kebabs are absolutely one of the best things to come off our grill recently. Well, besides my husband’s fabulous ribs, of course! It may be a weird method and make you take pause but you must try this recipe. Smoky bacon, barbecue grilled chicken is a bacon lover’s dream come true. My husband talked about this chicken for days.
Use the food processor and whir up the bacon paste recipe. Strange, right?
Stir in 2-3 tablespoons of your favorite barbecue sauce. Add the chicken pieces and rub the paste on until completely coated. It’s a little tricky. You might want to wear gloves for this part, I did.
Cover and marinate for at least 1 hour.
Skewer the chicken and grill about 5 minutes each side or until cooked through.
Brush with the barbecue sauce and cook another minute each side.
Serve and enjoy!
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1" pieces
- 8 oz barbecue sauce
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- 3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
- 6 slices uncooked bacon, cut into small pieces
- 2-3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
- In a food processor, combine the kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne, dark brown sugar, and bacon. Pulse until completely smooth. Stir in 2-3 tablespoons of barbecue sauce to combine.
- Put the chicken pieces in a bowl and then rub with the bacon paste. Once well coated, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers.
- Light the grill and heat to medium-high.
- Place the kebabs on the preheated grill. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until nearly cooked through.
- Brush the kebabs with the barbecue sauce and cook for an additional minute or two on each side.
- Serve with the remaining BBQ sauce, if desired.
Recipe inspired by CookingWithJanica