Posted in Appetizers, Grilling, Poultry

An easy appetizer for friends…

We went to a friend’s house last night for dinner and I asked what I could bring and she suggested I bring over an appetizer.  I know they would be grilling clams on the BBQ so I skewered chicken breasts and cooked BBQ sauce to serve on the side.  This was really easy, quick and you probably have most or all of the ingredients in your pantry so there’s no shopping required.

Dean thought the sauce was a little sweet so I reduced the brown sugar by half.

Sorry, there is no picture because we barbequed the chicken at their house.

Enjoying good food with fun friends!

 BBQ Chicken Skewers

Serves 6

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Estimated values per serving:

Calories = 150                                              Fat = 1 gram


1 pound skinless/bones chicken breasts – cut into 1” strips

Small wooden skewers (about 30)

1 teaspoon hickory smoke salt*

1 jar chili sauce

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons whiskey

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

4 drops Tabasco sauce

1 teaspoon liquid smoke

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon white vinegar


  1. Skewer chicken strips and sprinkle with hickory salt lightly (it’s very salty).
  2. In a small saucepot, combine chili sauce, garlic powder, chili powder, whiskey, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, liquid smoke, brown sugar and vinegar.  Heat on medium heat until it begins to get bubbly, reduce heat and keep warm until chicken is cooked.
  3. Heat and indoor grill pan on high heat, spray with cooking spray and add skewered chicken.  Cook 4-5 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through.
  4. Transfer chicken skewers on a serving platter.  Pour sauce into a bowl and serve.

*If you do not have this ingredient, you can substitute any BBQ type seasoning combination.