Easy Honey Beer Chicken Kabobs: A Flavorful Grilled Delight!

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These Honey Beer Chicken Kabobs are a delicious, easy-to-make meal perfect for gatherings or a cozy dinner at home. Honey, BBQ sauce, and paprika are the prominent ingredients, giving them sweet, tangy, and smokey flavors.

These chicken skewers are so versatile. Serve them with a salad, street corn, potatoes, or rice.

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Honey Beer Chicken Kabobs

I marinated juicy chunks of chicken in a flavorful blend of beer, BBQ sauce, honey, and spices, then grilled them to perfection. The result is a tender, succulent kabob bursting with sweet, heat flavors. The honey adds a subtle sweetness while the BBQ sauce lends a tangy kick, making these kabobs irresistible to both kids and adults alike.

Chicken skewers on skewers with lime wedges.


The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

  • Chicken breast, skinless and boneless. You can sub chicken thighs.
  • Beer of choice
  • BBQ sauce, store-bought
  • Smoked paprika
  • Honey
  • Garlic powder

A plate of Honey Beer Chicken Kabobson a grill.

Honey Beer Chicken Kabobs Cooking Tips:

  1. Marinate for Maximum Flavor: Don’t rush the marinating process. Let the chicken bathe in the marinade for at least 30 minutes, or even better, overnight in the fridge. This allows the flavors to penetrate the meat, producing more delicious kabobs.
  2. Soak the Skewers: To prevent wooden skewers (or metal skewers) from burning on the grill, soak them in water for about 30 minutes before threading the chicken onto them. This helps ensure they cook evenly without charring.
  3. Watch Chicken Kabobs Carefully: Watch the kabobs while grilling to avoid overcooking. Chicken breast cooks relatively quickly, so aim for a golden-brown exterior with juicy, tender meat inside. Rotate the kabobs occasionally for even cooking. (Test for doneness with a meat thermometer. Chicken is done at 165 degrees F.)
A skewers of Honey Beer Chicken Kabobs limes on a grill.

Honey Beer Chicken Kabobs Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breast?
A: Absolutely! Chicken thighs are a great alternative if you prefer darker meat. They’re juicier and have a bit more flavor, but the cooking time may vary slightly. You can also make shrimp kabobs.

Q: Can I use a different type of beer?
A: Yes, feel free to experiment with different beers to suit your taste. Whether you prefer a light lager, a hoppy IPA, or a rich stout, choose a beer you enjoy drinking. It will impart its flavor to the chicken.

Q: Can I make these kabobs ahead of time?
A: Definitely! You can prepare the kabobs in advance and keep them covered in the fridge until you’re ready to grill. Just be sure to allow them to come to room temperature for about 15 minutes before grilling for more even cooking.


A few more recipes you’ll love are: SWEET HEAT CHICKEN KABOBS, Pineapple Marinated Chicken Kabobs, BOURBON MARINATED GRILLED CHICKEN KABOBS, 10+ HEALTHY GRILLED CHICKEN RECIPES PERFECT FOR SUMMER, and Stovetop Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs.

These Honey Beer Chicken Kabobs are a must-try for any barbecue enthusiast or weeknight dinner hero. With their mouthwatering combination of flavors and easy preparation, they’re sure to become a staple on your menu rotation. So fire up the grill, grab a cold beverage, and get ready to enjoy some seriously tasty kabobs!

A group of Honey Beer Chicken Kabobs on a grill.
A close up of food.

Honey Beer Chicken Kabobs

Honey Beer Chicken Kabobs are a must-try for any barbecue enthusiast with their mouthwatering combination of flavors and easy preparation, they're sure to become a staple on your menu rotation.
Author: Paula
5 from 34 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 and ½ pounds (680 g) chicken breast skinless, boneless or thighs
  • ½ cup (4.22 fl.oz | 125 ml) beer of choice
  • ¾ cup (7.97 oz | 226 g) BBQ sauce store bought
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Cut chicken in bite-size chunks and place in a bowl. Pour ¼ cup of the beer on the chicken and marinade for 5 minutes.
  • In another bowl, combine beer, BBQ sauce, smoked paprika, honey and garlic powder. Stir to combine. Take half of the BBQ sauce and reserve for serving.
  • Arrange chicken on skewers and brush all sides.
  • Set your grill or grill pan. Grill the skewers for about 4 minutes on one side then flip. Grill for another 3-4 minutes until cooked through.
  • Serve with the other half of the beer BBQ sauce.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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