These grilled chicken kabobs are perfect for a summer night grilling out with friends and family. The grilled pineapples give them a burst of flavor that will have you coming back for more!
How to Make Grilled BBQ Chicken Kabobs
This recipe is a family favorite at my house. I will admit it isn’t the quickest recipe I make, but it is sooooo worth it.
I start by slicing the chicken, zucchini, squash, bacon, and pineapple into 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces. I buy the pineapple chunks from Walmart so that I don’t have to slice those much.
Then I start threading the ingredients onto the kabob skewers . I usually use the bamboo skewers so that we can just toss them as we eat the kabobs.
I grill my kabobs on top of foil so as I am putting them together I arrange them onto the foil so that I can just carry it out to the grill.
Once I have all of the skewers made I squirt BBQ sauce (we use Sweet Baby Ray’s) into a bowl and use a basting brush to brush BBQ sauce on each side of them.
After that, I just transfer the foil onto the grill at medium- high heat and cook for about 10 minutes. I always rotate my skewers several times while they are cooking and about halfway through I re-baste the skewers with more BBQ sauce!
You HAVE to do the BBQ basting halfway through – okay you don’t have to, but it creates a caramelized char (clearly a professional term) that is to die for.
I’ve never had the chicken turn out dry cooking them like this. I am no expert at all, but I think by cooking them on foil instead of a direct flame it prevents the chicken from drying out.
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- 1lb chicken breast
- 2 squash,
- 2 zucchini
- 1lb of bacon
- 16 oz of pineapple chunks
- 3/4 cup of BBQ sauce
- Slice chicken, zucchini, squash, bacon, and pineapple into 1/2in - 1in pieces.
- Thread ingredients onto skewers.
- Arrange kabobs onto foil and baste with BBQ sauce.
- Grill the kabobs on medium-high heat for about 10 minutes on top of the foil. Rotate kabobs at least once and baste with BBQ sauce again halfway through grilling time.
Sometimes your bacon will fall off while grilling. You can try wrapping the bacon around the chicken to get it to stay on the kabobs better!