Chicken Kabobs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce

 

Who doesn’t like to eat food on a stick? Portable and delicious these Chicken Kabobs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce will be the hit of your next neighborhood grilling bash. When you live in farm country, you eat a lot meat. Our neighbors are good to us. We have local butcher shops where we can buy top quality meats that we know were raised in our backyards. But just because you live in a rural community, it doesn’t mean you can’t eat like a king!

2 Chicken Kabobs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Grilling and summer go hand and hand in our home. If it’s hot we break out the charcoal grill and get cooking. Thankfully it hot most evenings, so hubby does the grilling. He’s obsessed with charcoal and enjoys adding different woods for smoke and flavor.

Chicken Kabobs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce

The Blackberry BBQ sauce puts these Chicken Kabobs in a category all their own. Think gourmet restaurant quality entree!  We are so fortunate to be able to grow some of our own food here in rural PA. The blackberry bushes have been very good to us this year. I’ve had to get creative and us them in many meals from morning to night. I hope you enjoy the Chicken Kabobs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce as much as our family did. YUM!

1 Chicken Kabobs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce
Chicken Kabobs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Kabob Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 white onion, peeled, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 pieces
Pkg wooden skewers

Blackberry BBQ Sauce:

Blackberry BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

2 C fresh blackberries
1 C chicken stock
1/2 C ketchup
1/4 C brown sugar
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
Juice from 1/2 lemon
2 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp dried mustard
pinch of salt

Blackberry BBQ Sauce Directions:

-Process blackberries in the blender until pureed….pour into a saucepan adding chicken stock on high heat….about 5-6 minutes…Pour through a mesh strainer to remove any chunks or seeds.
-Return to saucepan over simmer-medium heat….add other ingredients…mix well…. continue on simmer until sauce is thick.

Chicken Kabobs Directions:

– Put Chicken cubes in a large bowl sprinkle some Weber Kick’n Chicken all over them….put in refrigerator and chill for one hour.
-Begin to build the kabobs…slide on the chicken, onion, chicken,red pepper, chicken, then yellow pepper.. if there is still more space on the skewer repeat ending with a fresh blackberry.
-Using a BBQ brush cover the kabobs with the Blackberry BBQ sauce…
-Grill for 20 minutes, rotating often and coating with the sauce.
-Check to make sure the chicken is done (165 degrees) before removing all kabobs.

Take advantage of the summer grilling season as often as you can. There’s just something special about the taste of foods cooked over an open flame.

 

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Chicken Kabobs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • Chicken Kabobs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce
  • Kabob Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 white onion peeled, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper cut into 1 pieces
  • Pkg wooden skewers
  • Blackberry BBQ Sauce:
  • Blackberry BBQ Sauce Ingredients:
  • 2 C fresh blackberries
  • 1 C chicken stock
  • 1/2 C ketchup
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp dried mustard
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Blackberry BBQ Sauce Directions:
  2. Process blackberries in the blender until pureed
  3. Pour into a saucepan adding chicken stock
  4. Cook on high heat about 5-6 minutes
  5. Pour through a mesh strainer to remove any chunks or seeds.
  6. Return to saucepan and simmer over medium heat
  7. Add remaining ingredients & mix well
  8. Continue to simmer until sauce is thick.
  9. Chicken Kabobs Directions:
  10. Put Chicken cubes in a large bowl sprinkle with Weber Kick'n Chicken until well coated.
  11. Chill in refrigerator for one hour
  12. Begin to build the kabobs...slide on the chicken, onion, chicken,red pepper, chicken, then yellow pepper.. if there is still more space on the skewer repeat and end with a fresh blackberry.
  13. Using a BBQ brush cover the kabobs with the Blackberry BBQ sauce...
  14. Grill for 20 minutes, rotating often and coating with the sauce.
  15. Check to make sure the chicken is done (165 degrees) before removing all kabobs.

 

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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