Chicken Kabobs on Pellet Smoker topped with a homemade BBQ sauce has incredible smokey flavor along with the delicious sweetness of the barbeque sauce. Smoked chicken kabobs are so good!
This chicken kabob is rich in flavor with the homemade BBQ sauce as it is smoking on a pellet grill. Cooked on your outdoor electric grill to help keep the mess out of the kitchen. It’s delicious and ideal for quick grilling during the summertime!
It’s our favorite time of year for cooking this smoked chicken recipe. I prepare the chicken breast pieces in advance so I can put them on the smoker when ready to eat.
They are perfect with smoked potatoes in foil as a side dish. These Rec Teq Grilled Chicken Kabobs use breast meat and cooked on the pellet-fired smoker.
No need to marinate your chicken. Tender and juicy, it’s everything you’d wish your chicken could have always been.
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The BEST BBQ Chicken Kabobs!
This BBQ Chicken Kabob is very easy to make. Just some basic ingredients, some time and your meal should come together quickly. Tender, juicy chicken pieces served with homemade barbecue sauce.
These have been my favorite BBQ chicken skewer recipe and they are not even marinated. You’ll never miss the marinate in this recipe because it’s that good. We love chicken kabobs during summer for their simplicity.
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Equipment Needed to Make BBQ Chicken Skewers
- Pellet Smoker – I like to use a Rec Teq Pellet Smoker, or you can use a Traeger Pellet Smoker.
- Pellets – Competition Blend Pellets are my favorite.
- Skewers – Metal Skewers or Wooden Skewers will work.
- Chicken Breast – One Breast will make two skewers.
- Seasoning Salt and Pepper – My favorite is Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and Morton’s Natures Seasonings.
- BBQ Sauce – Homemade BBQ Sauce is best, but you can use store bought if desired.
- Silicone Pastry Brush – Helps to spread barbecue sauce onto the kabobs.
- Tongs – Make sure to have a good pair of tongs.
How to Make Homemade BBQ Sauce
Once you learn how to make your own homemade BBQ sauce, you will never go back to store bought BBQ sauce ever again. Learn how to make my brother, Joel’s, famous BBQ sauce recipe with easy step by step instructions.
How to Make BBQ Chicken Kabobs on Pellet Smoker
Cut the chicken breast into 1-inch cubes. Put chicken pieces onto the skewer and season them with your favorite seasonings.
Once the pellet grill is hot, place the chicken kabob on to the grill grates. Close the lid and let cook until the chicken breast internal temperature is about 150°F.
Turn the grill temperature up to 400°F and continue smoking until the internal temperature is 165°F. Remove the barbeque chicken skewers from the grill with a pair of tongs and serve with your favorite side dish.
What to Serve with BBQ Chicken Kebabs
- Smoked Potatoes in Foil
- Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad
- Cheese and Bacon Hasselback Potatoes
- Red Hots Apple Sauce
How to Store Barbecue Chicken Kabobs
Make a large batch of the chicken kabobs so that you have extras to eat during the week. They store very well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.
Reheat in the microwave, air fryer, oven, or grill. I love these bite-sized chicken pieces cold right out of the fridge. Serve on a salad or with your favorite side dish.
Chicken Kabobs on Pellet Smoker – FAQ
One to one and a half hours is about the time it takes to smoke and cook the barbeque chicken skewers. Smoking times will vary from grill to grill. The size of the chicken pieces, the outside temperature, and the number of times that you open the smoker door will affect the cooking time. If you would like more smoke flavor on your chicken kabobs start at a lower temperature such as 225°F to 250°F until the chicken pieces reach in internal temperature of 150°F. Add the BBQ sauce, turn the grill temperature up to 400°F, and continue smoking until a 165°F temperature is reached on the kabobs.
Start at a temperature of 250°F until the chicken pieces reach in internal temperature of 150°F. Then turn the grill temperature up to 400°F and continue smoking until a 165°F temperature is reached on the kabobs.
Learning how to smoke kabobs on a pellet grill is very easy. Prepare the kabobs, grill on the pellet grill at a lower temperature, turn the grill temperature up toward the end of cooking and glaze with BBQ sauce if desired. Remove when fully cooked and serve warm.
Chicken Kabobs on Pellet Smoker Recipe
Get the full recipe and nutrition calories as well as nutrition information below!
- Chicken Breast, Skinless, Boneless, Cubed 10 ounces
- Salt 1/8 teaspoon
- Pepper 1/8 teaspoon
- BBQ Sauce 2 tablespoons
- Gather the ingredients to make your BBQ chicken skewers on a pellet grill. Use metal skewers, or wooden skewers. Soak wooden skewers in water before use.
- Preheat the smoker grill to 250°F. Fill the smoker with your favorite smoker pellets. I like to use the competition blend pellets but any fruit flavors will also work.
- Cut the boneless, skinless chicken breast into 1-inch cubes.
- Put chicken pieces onto the skewer sticks and season them with your favorite seasonings. When the pellet grill is hot, place the chicken kabob on to the grill grates. Close the smoker lid and let cook until the chicken breasts internal temperature is about 150°F. Use a digital thermometer or the temperature gauge that you can get with your pellet smoker grill.
- Use a silicone pastry brush to apply the BBQ sauce onto the chicken kabobs. Turn the smoker grill temperature up to 400°F and continue smoking until the chicken temperature is 165°F.
- Remove the barbeque chicken skewers from the pellet grill and serve with your favorite side dish.
- Store cooled leftover BBQ chicken kabobs in an airtight container for up to 6 days
- Smoking times will vary. Use a digital thermometer to get an internal chicken temperature of 165°F.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 264Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 120mgSodium 410mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 44g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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