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BBQ Chicken Kebabs

BBQ Chicken Kebabs

You are craving Paleo BBQ sauce, so what do you do? Gather the wholesome ingredients, get in the kitchen and start cooking, because no one can make it exactly like you – and that’s a good thing. When you cook at home, you can make your BBQ sauce refined sugar and corn syrup free, and you can serve it as chunky, saucy or as spicy as your family likes.

In this Paleo BBQ sauce you can choose either raw honey or maple syrup as a sweetener, depending on your preference, or what you have on hand. In our opinion they both taste amazing, try it one way now, and the next time you grill kebabs or bake BBQ chicken wings, then go with the other. When you experiment, you can adjust the seasonings: add coconut aminos, up the heat with chopped jalapeños or toss in a few more cloves of garlic, at the same time you can avoid the many food additives that make otherwise healthy food questionable.

You’ll want to add some green to your plate and the perfect salad to match this dish is a pear salad with a honey and citrus vinaigrette. It is delightfully colorful with fresh bites of grapes, pear, cucumber, tomato and a bit of zest. If you have leftover BBQ sauce (hint: make a double batch!), you may find yourself drizzling a bit over the salad as well.

BBQ Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 20 minCook: 30 min

Protein: 39g / %

Carbs: 72g / %

Fat: 14g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 4 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup homemade BBQ sauce
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Wooden or metal skewers

BBQ Sauce (optional)

  • 1 cup homemade ketchup
  • 1/2 cup fresh apple juice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. paprika powder
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chicken Preparation


  1. If making the BBQ sauce, melt the cooking fat over medium heat in a saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients for the sauce and cook for 12 to 15 minutes. Pulse until smooth using an immersion blender.
  3. For the skewers: in a bowl combine the chicken, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano. Season to taste and toss until chicken is well coated.
  4. Thread the cubed chicken onto the skewers.
  5. Generously brush the skewers with the BBQ sauce, if using.
  6. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  7. Grill the chicken skewers 8 to 10 minutes, rotating every 2 to 3 minutes and brushing with bbq sauce every time.
  8. Serve the skewers with extra BBQ sauce for dipping.
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