These Sweet Heat Chicken Kabobs are bursting with flavor. Juicy and tender, this chicken is perfect for tailgating or a cookout.
Sweet and tangy, this grilled chicken hits all the wonderful flavor notes you’re looking for! Bonus? It’s quick, easy, & great for family dinners or parties.
Easy and tasty, this recipe is always a crowd-pleaser. This is a perfect idea for a summer dinner that’s low-carb, Keto, and gluten-free!
HOW TO MAKE SWEET HEAT CHICKEN KABOBS
- Skewers – You can use metal or wood skewers. However, soak your wood skewers for at least 30 minutes otherwise they can catch fire! For this chicken kabob recipe, I recommend soaking your skewers when you start marinating your chicken.
- Chicken – I prefer boneless, skinless chicken breasts. However, you can use chicken thighs. The white meat of chicken breasts will cooker faster than dark meat. Therefore, if you’re using both white and dark meat, it’s a good idea to use all white on one skewer and all dark on the same skewer.
- Size – Cut your chicken into 1 and 1/2 to 2-inch cubes. Try to avoid cutting the chicken too small or it can easily overcook. As well, cut the chicken roughly the same size so it’ll cook evenly.
- Marinade – Marinating meat serves two purposes. It tenderizes and flavors the meat. Naturally, the longer you can marinate your meat the more flavor it will absorb. I like to marinate this chicken for six hours if I have time.
White meat chicken gets a bad reputation for being dry. It’s not dry if you don’t overcook it. Chicken is cooked when the juices run clear. A more accurate determination for doneness is temperature. The safe internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165° F (75° Celsius). An instant-read thermometer is your best bet for determining the temperature of your chicken.
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Sweet Heat Chicken Kabobs
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- 4 large chicken breasts boneless, skinless
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large lime juice and zest
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 teaspoon garlic minced
- Cube chicken in 2-inch cubes. Try to get all the pieces about the same size for more even cooking time. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a zip-top freezer bag. Remove 1/4 cup of marinade to use as a sauce for dipping; set aside. Place chicken in a bag with the remaining marinade; shake to coat chicken. Place the bag with chicken in a bowl and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours up to 6 hours.
- Soak skewers submerged in water 10 minutes.
- Place reserved marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook until sauce begins to thicken.
- Heat grill to 375 to 400 degrees. While the grill is heating, remove chicken from marinade. Discard marinade. Thread chicken on skewers. Place chicken skewers directly over the heat source. Cook chicken 5 to 7 minutes, turn and cook another 5 to 7 minutes until done and slightly caramelized. Serve with reduced marinade.
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Virginia Watson says
Of all the reviews, only one person actually prepared the chicken kabobs! The fact that this recipe LOOKS good is not a review. These were delicious with just the right amount of heat! Thank you!
Gomo cHowDivine says
These look delicious! I love chicken (or any meat!) prepared this way. These would be great for the whole family! 🙂
These look sooo yummy! My kids would love it.. and I can't wait to try it!
Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
Amie @ Pinkapotamus
Michelle's Tasty Creations says
These look delicious. I try to grill as long as I can each year. Thanks for sharing on Creative Thursday 🙂
Yummy! these look juicy and delicious! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays, Paula!
Paula Jones says
My boys loved LOVED this chicken, I hope you guys like it. Thanks for visiting!
I have been looking for a chicken kabob recipe for awhile now! These look amazing!
Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!
Food Done Light says
These look delicious. Saw them on This Gal Cooks. Looking forward to seeing more.
Ashley Woods says
I just discovered agave nectar and have been looking for ways to use it! This is great. Pinning for later.
I love chicken any way, but this one is good and spicy. Thanks for sharing. Drop by my kitchen and visit when you have a minute. http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com
Hillary Miller says
Thanks for the Sweet Heat Chicken Kabobs recipe.
I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it 🙂
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It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.
Eva Gallant says
Wow! I just stopped by from SITS and have been browsing around your blog! Your recipes look scrumptious….especially the chicken above. I think I might have to follow this blog, even though I follow too many already! There's just too much good stuff here as I scroll down! Hope you find time to return the visit!
Paula Jones says
thank you! and thanks for visiting!
Paula Jones says
thank you, my boys requested it again, that's always good!
mmmmm, looks yummy. 🙂
Lizzie Browning says
This looks amazingly delish! I pinned it!