BBQ Chicken Kabobs are so delicious! These Chicken Kabobs are packed with flavor from a homemade rub and then brushed with BBQ Sauce right before they are done grilling. Plus, you can make these in the oven or on a grill pan if you don’t want to grill outside! So delicious and great for easy summer grilling during the week!
We love throwing this easy Chicken Kabobs recipe on the grill while we are outside in the summer. I prep the chicken and rub the morning we are going to make them and then we just have to thread them on skewers and grill them! We love pairing them with Grilled Asparagus and Baked Beans right on our grill!
The BEST BBQ Chicken Kabobs!
These BBQ Chicken Kabobs are so simple and easy to make! All you need are a few ingredients and a little bit of time and you’ll be enjoying this BBQ dinner in no time at all!
Tender juicy pieces of chicken with a delicious homemade rub and then they are brushed with BBQ sauce. These are one of my favorite Kabob recipes, plus no marinating so if you forget to prep them ahead of time it’s no problem. Sometimes I forget to marinade meat and then I’m left wondering what to do for dinner.
We love these Chicken Kabobs during the summer because they are so quick and easy. Plus, isn’t always more fun to eat food off a stick? I think so!
Like I said before SO EASY! You can even cut up the chicken and mix up the rub before hand to save yourself time if you are busy! Just remember to soak those skewers if you are using wooden ones. We don’t want any fires!
BBQ Chicken Kabobs Ingredients
- Brown sugar
- Smoked paprika
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Boneless skinless chicken breast
- Olive oil
- BBQ sauce
How to make BBQ Chicken Kabobs
Before doing anything, start by soaking the skewers in water.
Then, take your rub ingredients and mix them together. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes, toss in olive oil and then toss in your rub.
Once covered, place your chicken cubes on the skewers and get ready to place them on the grill.
Preheat your grill to 350 degrees and place the kabobs on the grill. Rotate them every few moments but try and cook each side for 10 minutes. One the internal temp is 165 degrees, you’ll know your chicken is cooked and done.
Brush the chicken with BBQ sauce, let it cook for one minute, then rotate and do the same to the other side.
FAQS on Chicken Kabobs!
Overall Chicken Kabobs are pretty easy to make which makes them a great option in the summer for a quick meal when you are grilling.
Here are some quick tips and tricks to get the perfect kabob off your grill.
If you have any additional questions make sure to comment below and we will do our best to answer your questions!
What if I want vegetables on my kabobs?
If you want vegetables, add vegetables! It’s seriously as simple as that. Some great vegetable options to add could be green, red or yellow peppers, onion or even tomatoes if you’d like. Vegetables cooked on the grill are so delicious so the more the merrier if you ask me. You will need more skewers if you add vegetables just because they will take up some room on the skewer!
Can I add bacon?
Adding bacon is absolutely an option! (Isn’t it always?) If you’re wanting to add bacon to your kabobs, all you need to do is cut the bacon into thirds and wrap it around a piece of chicken and then thread on. You’ll get that crispy bacon crunch and that moist chicken flavor with every single bite.
Can you really go wrong with bacon?
Is the rub spicy?
The rub per the directions below isn’t spicy, but if you’re wanting to make it spicy, you absolutely can. All you need to do is add a bit more chili into the mix and it will give it a nice kick for sure.
Do I have to soak my skewers?
If you’re using wooden skewers, you’ll want to soak them for about 30 minutes before putting them on the grill. This way they won’t burn or catch on fire.
What can I do with leftover Chicken Kabobs?
I always hope there are leftovers, but usually there aren’t! You can just warm them up and eat them plain, but my favorite is to enjoy them on a salad for lunch the next day. They are also fabulous in a quick wrap!
More Kabobs Recipes!
- Teriyaki Sausage and Chicken Kabobs
- Steak Kabobs
- Bacon Ranch Chicken Kabobs
- Veggie and Sausage Kabobs
- Hawaiin Steak Kabobs
Serve your Chicken Kabobs with these Side Dishes!
- Cheesy Potatoes on the Grill
- Grilled Corn Salad
- Grilled Cauliflower Steak
- Zesty Cucumber Salad
- Easy Sauteed Mushrooms
Thank you and enjoy this chicken kabobs recipe!
BBQ Chicken Kabobs
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 8 skewers
- 3/4 c. BBQ Sauce
- If you are using wooden skewers soak in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling or broiling to prevent burning.
- In a small bowl mix together all of the rub ingredients.
- Cut chicken breasts into 1'' cubes. Place in a large bowl and add olive, toss to coat. Add homemade rub and toss until chicken is evenly coated.
- Thread chicken onto skewers.
- Generously grease grill. Preheat grill to medium heat (about 350 degrees F) according to manufactures directions.
- Place chicken skewers on grill. Grill about 10 minutes (this will depending on the temperature of your grill and how big your chicken cubes are). Rotate every few minutes. They are done when the internal temperature is 165 degree F.
- Brush the chicken with with barbecue sauce, flip and cook for about 1 minutes. While cooking brush the otherside with BBQ Sauce and flip and cook an additional minute.