Bourbon Bacon BBQ Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Chicken breast skewered on kebabs then covered with a BBQ bacon paste and grilled to perfection. 

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


8 oz barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)

1/8 cup bourbon

2 lbs chicken breast

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon ground white pepper

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

2 tablespoons paprika

3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

6 slices uncooked bacon, cut into small pieces


Light the grill and heat to medium-high

In a small bowl, combine the BBQ sauce and bourbon. Mix well.

In a food processor, combine the kosher salt, white pepper, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, dark brown sugar, smoked paprika, and bacon. Pulse until completely smooth.

Put the chicken pieces in a bowl and then rub with the bacon paste. Once well-coated, thread the chicken pieces onto skewers.

Place the kebabs on the preheated grill. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until nearly cooked through.

Brush the kebabs with the bourbon barbecue sauce and cook for an additional minute on each side.

Serve with the remaining BBQ sauce.

Adapted From Host The Toast


  • Calories: 230