Bourbon Marinated Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Bourbon Marinated Grilled Chicken Kabobs have a rich, deep and slightly sweet flavor. Bourbon adds a unique flavor when grilled to meats.
Course any meal
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword bourbon, chicken, kabobs
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 585kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • 2 to 2 ½ pounds boneless
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 wooden skewers soaked in water at least 10 minutes


  • If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 10 minutes before grilling.
  • Cut chicken into 2-inch chunks.
  • Add soy, bourbon, Worcestershire, water, oil, cloves, brown sugar, pepper, ginger, and salt to bag and smush to combine. (Yes, 'smush' is an official cooking term.)
  • Place chicken in a bag and roll around in marinade to cover the chicken.
  • Place in a bowl and refrigerate 30 minutes up to 4 hours.
  • Grill, covered with grill lid, over med-high approximately 4 minutes per side. Grill time will vary greatly depending on how large of chunks you have and how hot your grill is. Watch them closely. Test with a thermometer, the chicken will be done when the temperature reaches 155 degrees F. Allow the chicken to rest 5 before cutting. The temperature will rise while sitting to about 160 degrees F.


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Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 3323mg | Potassium: 1324mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4mg