An American Story

The history of grilling at Kingsford is a classic American story. It all started in 1919 when Edward G. Kingsford helped Henry Ford procure a stretch of timberland to supply wood for his auto plants.

Read More

Kingsford® Preserve the Pit

Kingsford remains committed to celebrating Black barbecue culture by launching the second year of Preserve the Pit and doubling the investment in aspiring barbecue professionals.

Read More

American Pride

An American-made company founded over 100 years ago, Kingsford has a lot to be proud of. Our employees have been continuing the family tradition in backyards across the nation.

Read More

Grilled BBQ Chicken Kabobs

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

Grill-friendly weather alert! It’s the perfect week to make brisket *weather forecast provided by
  • Previous
  • Next
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

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets

Method: Direct-Heat Grilling

Temp: 400°F (Medium Heat)

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.

42 Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick easy tasty meal These chicken kabobs grilled up quick easy and tasty. I’ve had pineapple with chicken kabobs before but adding the lime juice made it so much fresher tasting with a little zing. This is my new chicken kabobs recipe
Date published: 2023-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right into the rotation Although I have been enjoying grilled chicken kabobs for many years, I tried these Grilled BBQ Chicken Kabobs to add a little variety. The extra spices definitely enhanced the flavor and I can't wait to make them again.
Date published: 2023-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ya know it's good This was delicious as expected with all my favorites ingredients it was a great choice to make for a weekend dinner with a little rice side and a homemade sweet sauce it's a meal sure to fit into my menu rotation.
Date published: 2023-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent Tried these and they are so tasty. holds their moisture and not dried out. Family gave them the approval and asked for them again
Date published: 2023-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great chicken & seafood recipes Garlic & bell pepper along with king Ford match light coals
Date published: 2023-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chicken Kabobs Easy & nutritious. Low in calories. Healthy & filling.
Date published: 2023-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kabob!! These not only look amazing they taste out of this world get your grub on . And don't for get to make extra
Date published: 2023-10-12
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
  • y_2024, m_7, d_12, h_7
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.42
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_1, tr_41
  • loc_en_US, sid_KF_RECIPE_6032, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_grillingcom
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 158.88ms

Light your fire with all new Kingsford® products.

Explore our full range of charcoal, pellets and flavor boosters to take your grilling to the next level.