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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.

Grilled Honey Bourbon Chicken Skewers

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.

Grilled Honey Bourbon Chicken Skewers

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.
Grilled Honey Bourbon Chicken Skewers

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!

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Honey Bourbon Grilled Chicken Skewers

Honey Bourbon Grilled Chicken Skewers

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 lbs chicken breast, diced into 1 inch cubes, fat trimmed
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. In a gallon-sized plastic bag, add all ingredients including chicken.
  2. Close the bag, removing enclosed air. Massage marinade into the chicken for about one minute.
  3. Place chicken in refrigerator to marinade for a minimum of 30 minutes, up to overnight.
  4. Prepare the grill for medium-high heat grilling.
  5. Thread chicken pieces onto skewers and grill over high heat for about 15 minutes. Rotate skewers every 3-4 minutes. Cover the grill when cooking, but remember to leave lid vents open to allow air in. This will keep the fire nice and hot.
  6. Serve with your favorite barbecue sauce.


Equipment needed

Grilled Honey Bourbon Chicken Skewers


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Holly @ 3 Yummy Tummies

Thursday 7th of July 2016

Love honey and Bourbon together...would definitely love it on some grilled chicken!

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