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You only need a few simple ingredients to make these delicious Grilled Honey Bourbon Chicken Skewers!
You all know I’m a Kansas City girl. I wasn’t born here, but I’ve spent most of my adult life in this city. It’s love. I love the people, the culture, the good vibes. And of COURSE I love the barbecue. Everyone debates which city is the barbecue capital, but I need no other proof that Kansas City is king of barbecue than the fact that the World Series of Barbecue (yes, that’s a thing!) is held here every year. I didn’t grow up in Kansas City, but I grew up eating KC Masterpiece® BBQ sauce on just about everything! Even at a young age, I knew what was up.
Barbecuing outside is my favorite summer activity. My husband and I love to make things from scratch on the weekend, but there is absolutely NO way that is going to happen during the weeknights after we get home from work! We rely on prepared barbecue sauces for weeknight grilling.
Tips for Perfect Grilled Chicken Skewers
I cut up my chicken breast, and then placed it in a gallon sized plastic bag. To the bag, I added the Sweet Honey spice mix, water and bourbon. This made a nice, thick marinade. I only had time to marinate the meat for about 30 minutes, but overnight is ideal if you have the time. I threaded the chicken onto metal skewers and cooked them over a hot fire for about 15 minutes, rotating every 3-4 minutes.
I like to cover the grill while cooking chicken to keep it moist, but remember to open the vents in your grilling lid so that the fire stays hot! I’d recommend using the sauce mix to make a dipping sauce as well, using ketchup as the additive. It tastes great! Remember that when you grill skewers either choose metal skewers or soak your wood skewers in water for at least 30 minutes prior to putting them on the grill. This will keep the grill from burning the wood and keep your skewer intact.
I hope that you enjoy these Honey Bourbon Grilled Chicken Skewers! Let me know how you’re grilling it up, Kansas City style, this summer!
If you love these grilled chicken skewers, I think you’ll also enjoy:
- Buffalo Pig Wings
- Perfect Smoked Chicken Rub
- Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
- Shrimp Kabobs: Spicy, Sweet Shrimp Skewer Recipe!