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Grilled BBQ Chicken Kabobs

Combine BBQ chicken flavors, freshly grilled fruits and veggies and a quick cook, and you’ve got a winner

Cooking for 8 people



Dry Spices

  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

Other ingredients

  • 0.25 cup olive oil
  • 0.25 cup fresh squeezed lime juice

Kabob Ingredients

  • metal or bamboo skewers, soaked
  • 0.5 red onion, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 lb. baby bell peppers, whole
  • 1 pineapple, cut into 2″ pieces
  • 2 lb. chicken breast, cubed

To serve

  • 0.75 cup BBQ sauce of choice
  • 1 cup cilantro, packed
  • lime wedges, for garnish (optional)

1 Food Prep

  • If you’re using bamboo skewers, soak your skewers in water for 1 hour prior to threading on the meat and vegetables to prevent burning.

  • To prepare your chicken breast, cut it into 1¼” cubes. Then, combine your dry spices with olive oil and fresh squeezed lime juice to make a paste. Mix your paste with your cubed chicken breast and set it aside.
  • Thread your kabob ingredients onto your skewers. 

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Grill your kabobs over direct medium heat, turning once. Keep the lid closed as much as possible and grill your kabobs for about 10–12 minutes until your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.


  • When they’re ready, remove your kabobs from the grill and baste them with your favorite BBQ sauce. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges and dig in!

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

35 Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grilled bbq chicken kabobs Like the ingredients Can’t wait to try it Love chicken on my charcoal grill
Date published: 2023-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummmm The only thing I omitted were the onions. Not because I didn’t want to, but because I didn’t have any. I had 1 squash I needed to cook, so I added it to the a scewers.The seasonings were absolutely fantastic! The cooking time was perfect. I’ll definitely be making this again!
Date published: 2023-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and delicious!! I tried this recipe on a whim. I was looking for something with fresh, light, summertime flavors, and I came across this. I wish I took pictures, because if you follow this recipe, your food will be just as beautiful as the photo on the Kingsford website!! The prep was simple, (it didn’t hurt that I love fresh pineapple) and I served it over lime cilantro rice that I also made fresh. The smoky flavors with the pineapple are such a great contrast, along with the citrus of the lime & fresh cilantro. I did some with bbq sauce & some without. Delicious either way. This was a huge hit & I totally recommend it!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Date published: 2023-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great catch I tried this over the weekend and it was good. I did add more seasoning but overall good
Date published: 2023-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kebabs with Sauce Love the recipe and we did this on our grill . Awesome and Easy
Date published: 2023-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite Kebab's I found this Grilled BBQ Chicken receive and just had to try it on our Webber over open flames. I love the way Kingsford coals smell when they cook the chicken. Brings back memories of when I was kid. The flavor was fantastic, and I served it to my neighbors and yes, they wanted my recipe thank you. #1 for me!
Date published: 2023-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winner winner chicken dinner Pleasing to the eyes with the bright vegetables. Please to the palate with all the different flavors and topped off with the lime, which I never thought of before
Date published: 2023-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flavorful Chicken Kebabs! 😊 A nice simple recipe that has the chicken all juicy with flavor! I think that the big secret to this is to make sure you use real limes to squeeze for juice and not use the stuff that comes in a plastic bottle that looks like a lime.😉
Date published: 2023-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious chicken kabobs We loved this recipe. The lime juice added to the oil gave such a yummy flavor and was perfect with the pineapple,chicken,pepper and onion combimation. The Kings ford charcoal added delicious smoke flavor as well.
Date published: 2023-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely delicious!! This is easy to make and absolutely delicious some people don't like cilantro for those that don't a mango salsa is good on this instead for those us of that do fresh grown is the best!!
Date published: 2023-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right up my alley I'm inspired to grill a colorful and healthy BBQ Chicken Kebab. This recipe is perfect for family and guests!
Date published: 2023-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very tasty The cooking time was perfect. The sauce on the chicken was a tad spicy. I’m not sure if it was from the paprika, pepper, or both. Or maybe even from the bbq sauce. Definitely worth making again though.
Date published: 2023-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mouthwatering Kingsford Greatness! I made these and these are so awesome. The Kingsford really comes through and makes the difference. If you love e charcoal flavor foods like me. You gotta try these. Mmmm. So Good. Thanks Kingsford for another awesome cookout!
Date published: 2023-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Juicy Chicken Crowd pleaser and kids love this too. The smokiness gives such a depth of flavor, and if you've never had grilled pineapples before, you don't know what you've been missing. The char intensifies the natural sweetness and along with the peppers, give this dish so much flavor.
Date published: 2023-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this was great, my family loved it so easy to make and fun for the family to all get to help. it was very tasty as well
Date published: 2023-06-14
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