Sweet Barbecue Chicken Skewers

This ” Barbecue Chicken Skewers ” recipe is a family’s favorite. It’s a simple barbecue chicken skewer recipe but the taste of this barbecue chicken will bring your taste buds to a whole new level. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure/privacy policy

Chicken skewers are traditional food in our country. We call them “barbecue on stick” but here in the US they are commonly known as chicken skewers.

Since it’s the weekend, it’s the time for grilled stuff. This time, it’s the barbecue chicken skewers. I really love this food because it brings me back to the place where I grew up.

The other thing about this food that I really like is the fact that my father-in-law is making it for us. He’s a retired chef. So, this means that almost all the foods he make is thousand times tastier and yummier. I’ll tell you that even the simplest foods he creates are absolutely outstanding.

My wife and I feel like we always eat gourmet food at home. My daughter knows what she eats as well because when we tried to buy processed foods and have her tried them, she did not like them.

Anyhow, this is one of the best chicken skewer recipes of my father-in-law. It’s a simple, straightforward recipe and can be done even by a novice cook.

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Sweet Barbecue Chicken Skewers

Anything with barbecue is yummy and tasty. That’s just my opinion. The tangy and sweet taste of barbecue is just a feast in your mouth. When was the last time you ate a barbecue dish that did not live up to your taste buds? Well, the question I should be asking is… How many barbecue recipes/foods you don’t like?

I bet your answer is only a few.

Barbecue is a world flavor. Whether your into Asian food, American food, European food, or something else, you will find out that barbecue flavor is existent in almost every single type of cuisine out there.

Anyhow, this barbecue chicken skewers recipe is for those who want a very simple but really good recipe. You only need a few ingredients, most of them are found in your pantry.

You can try to create your own homemade barbecue sauce for this recipe but a store-bought one will be good as well. It is how you transform this store-bought sauce into an extraordinary one.

So, without further ado let’s find out how to make this yummy barbecue chicken skewers.

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First, rub salt and pepper on both sides on the chicken parts you selected. Set aside.

Crush and slice cloves of garlic. In a large glass bowl, combine brown sugar, barbecue sauce, and garlic. You need to add sugar to provide more sweet taste and garlic to add some garlicky taste in the sauce. Make sure that all ingredients are well-incorporated.

Set aside 1/2 cup of the sauce for basting. You need this when you are grilling and before you serve this dish to your family, guests, or whoever is eating this delicious food.

Put all the cube-sized chicken thighs into the bowl. Make sure the chicken parts are well covered with the barbecue sauce. Once done, transfer the parts to the Pyrex baking dish. Marinate for at least 4 hours. Chicken parts will absorb the sauce and have more flavor when they are marinated.

Prepare one side of the grill for high, direct heat. If you are using wood or charcoal, always make sure there’s a cool side to the grill, that is, where there are only a few or no coals.

I don’t recommend using chicken breasts when grilling because chicken breasts dry up easily.  This doesn’t mean you cannot or should not use chicken breast. It’s just a recommendation. If you do though, please make sure that you constantly check on them because they will easily dry up and they won’t taste good if these chicken skewers are dry.

Remove the chicken parts from marinade. Thread the marinated chicken thigh cubes onto skewers. If you are using wood skewers, make sure to soak these skewers in water for 30 minutes prior to prevent them from burning when grilled.

Grill for 5-10 minutes (depending on how hot the grill is). After that, transfer them to the cool side.

If you are using a gas-type grill, always leave one side cool and one side directly over the flame. Reduce the temp to between 250F and 275F for gas-type grill.

Cover the grill and cook for 15-25 minutes.

Turn the parts over and baste them with the sauce you set aside for basting. Cover the grill again so the chicken can cook for another 10 minutes.

Repeat the process for the rest of the chicken parts left for grilling. Paint (haha) more sauce before serving. You do this to make sure the chicken parts are moist and flavorful.

Quick note: The total time to cook the chicken parts will depend on your grill size, chicken parts sizes, grill’s temp, etc. Always make sure that the grill is on low grill temp. This is done to allow chicken parts to cook without drying them out. You can use meat thermometer to make sure that your chicken parts reach the safe level of temperature for consumption.

Don’t serve chicken that’s below the recommended meat temperature. You don’t want to invite salmonella in your food. 

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does.

Are you going to try this barbecue chicken recipe? Are you going to make this recipe for your family or for a party? Please leave your comments and suggestions to this recipe. Good luck on your cooking and happy eating. 

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Yummy, tasty sweet barbecue chicken skewers that surely will bring your taste buds to a new whole level. This recipe is simple but is sure a keeper.
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Serves: 8-9 servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. First, rub salt and pepper on both sides on the chicken parts you selected. Set aside.
  2. Crush and slice cloves of garlic. In a large glass bowl, combine brown sugar, barbecue sauce, and garlic. You need to add sugar to provide more sweet taste and garlic to add some garlicky taste in the sauce. Make sure that all ingredients are well-incorporated.
  3. Set aside ½ cup of the sauce for basting.
  4. Put all the cube-sized chicken thighs into the bowl. Once done, transfer the parts to the Pyrex baking dish. Marinate for at least 4 hours.
  5. Prepare one side of the grill for high, direct heat. If you are using wood or charcoal, always make sure there's a cool side to the grill, that is, where there are only a few or no coals.
  6. Remove the chicken parts from marinade. Thread the marinated chicken thigh cubes onto skewers. If you are using wood skewers, make sure to soak these skewers in water for 30 minutes prior to prevent them from burning when grilled.
  7. Grill for 5-10 minutes (depending on how hot the grill is). After that, transfer them to the cool side.
  8. Cover the grill and cook for 15-25 minutes.
  9. Turn the parts over and baste them with the sauce you set aside for basting. Cover the grill again so the chicken can cook for another 10 minutes.
  10. Repeat the process for the rest of the chicken parts left for grilling. Paint (haha) more sauce before serving.