Johnny Jalapeno's Grilled Firesticks

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is for those who say "This ain't hot!" This can be made using chicken, pork, or beef cubes. Make up a variety for your next cook-out! You can opt to add some pineapple chunks onto the skewer mix, but it don't tame it much, This here's some Hot K-bobs! Shhhh..... This is one of Johnny Jalapeno's secret recipes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. SAUCE: Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend well. Season with salt and white pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  2. FIERY SPICE BLEND: Mix all ingredients and keep in an airtight container.
  3. CHICKEN: In a medium bowl (or Ziploc bag), mix chicken pieces with chicken ingredients listed. Toss to coat, cover and refrigerate 2-24 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, place the quartered jalapenos and cubed onion in a little olive oil to soak. Toss together with some salt & pepper and set aside. You can leave them loosely covered on the counter.
  5. Soak wood skewers in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning. Remove the jalapenos and onion from the oil, shaking off excess. Reserve the oil for the grill.
  6. To the skewers, place a piece of chicken, then a jalapeno, then a cubed layer of the onion (then pineapple chunks if using). Repeat to fill up skewers.
  7. Brush grill rack with reserved oil and then place skewers onto the grill about 4-6 inches away from coals and cook for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally and brushing with any remaining oil, until chicken is cooked through. Serve with sauce.
Most Helpful

this was really good, i made both a yogurt and a sour cream sauce, found the sour cream worked better at taming the heat. Cooked the cubes in my fry pan bc i was short of time, truly enjoyed it

MarraMamba July 07, 2009

This was good but I did not care for the sauce and I think it was the mint that we didn't like. The Fiery Spice Blend was perfect for us. I used this as a stir-fry and it made for a quick dinner. Thanks for sharing. Made for Healthy Choice Tag Game.

~Nimz~ January 08, 2012

Fabulous!! The sauce alone is a winner. I was dipping tortilla chips into the sauce. Absolutely delicious. I definitely recommend using fresh cilantro. The chicken kabobs are also delicious! I loved the heat/spice. I used 1 Tablespoon of the cayenne and thought it was the perfect heat level for us. Thanks for a great grilling recipe!

LifeIsGood July 20, 2011