Smoky Chicken Barbecue Kabobs

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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke
Recipe from Southern Living

Rub the chicken cubes in a smoky-flavored mixture of brown sugar, chipotle chili powder and cumin and grill on skewers with cherry tomatoes and onion wedges. Serve with a tangy mayonnaise-based barbecue sauce. 


  • 2 pounds skinned and boned chicken breasts
  • 1/2 large red onion, cut into fourths and separated into pieces
  • 1 pt. cherry tomatoes
  • 8 (8-inch) metal skewers
  • Smoky Barbecue Rub
  • White Barbecue Sauce


Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total, Including Rub And Sauce: 30 Minutes

  1. 1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes. Thread chicken, onion, and tomatoes alternately onto skewers, leaving a 1/4-inch space between pieces. Sprinkle kabobs with Smoky Barbecue Rub.
  2. 2. Grill kabobs, covered with grill lid, 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Serve with White Barbecue Sauce.
  3. Smoky Steak Barbecue Kabobs: Substitute 2 lb. top sirloin steak, trimmed, for chicken. Proceed with recipe as directed.

July 2011