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Bacon Bourbon Barbeque Chicken Kebabs

Bacon Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Kebabs

Serving Size:
Total Time:
Under 30 Minutes
Preparation Time:
Under 30 Minutes
Preparation Method:
Meal Occasion:
Lunch , Dinner
Level of Difficulty:
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This recipe is recommended for 8 servings
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 (12-ounce) package HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Cherrywood Bacon, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken thights, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Prepare grill for 400°F.
  2. In small bowl, combine barbecue sauce and bourbon; mix well. Reserve one-third of sauce mixture.
  3. In food processor bowl, combine brown sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and 6 slices bacon; pulse until smooth.
  4. Place chicken in bowl; rub with salt mixture. Cut remaining slices bacon into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Alternately thread chicken and bacon pieces onto metal skewers.
  5. Grill skewers 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Brush with barbecue sauce mixture; grill 1 minute longer on each side. Serve with reserved barbecue sauce mixture.