Sweet Hot and Smoky Chicken Kbobs

christine friesenhahn


A family favorite that is requested at all cookout opportunities, picnics and summer evenings.

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15 Min
20 Min


1/4 c
jalapeno mustard
1 jar(s)
12 oz apricot preserves
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp
liquid smoke flavoring
2 lb
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 lb
thin cut bacon

How to Make Sweet Hot and Smoky Chicken Kbobs


  • 1Start coals or gas grill.
  • 2Mix mustard, brown sugar, liquid smoke, and preserves in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  • 3Cut bacon slices into thirds, crosswise. Cut chicken into 1 1/2 inch chunk. Wrap each chicken chunk with one of the bacon pieces, and thread onto shish kabob skewer. Repeat with remaining chicken, dividing evenly into 8 skewers.
  • 4Baste with mustard sauce, and place over hot coals (or hot grill is using gas/electric grill).
  • 5Turn kabobs frequently, basting with sauce, until cooked throughout (juices will run clear), about 15-20 minutes total.
  • 6Serve with rice pilaf, grilled vegetables, or your favorite salad. For appetizer portions, place one chunk of chicken wrapped with bacon on large wooden toothpicks that have been soaked in water.

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About Sweet Hot and Smoky Chicken Kbobs

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy