Indoor BBQ Chicken Skewers

"When the weather keeps you from your outdoor grill, this is a recipe that will remind you of warmer days ahead! Straight from America's Test Kitchens, the recommended brand of store-bought barbecue sauce is Bull's-Eye, although you can certainly mix up your own favorite recipe. You'll need four 12" skewers."
photo by Marie Nixon photo by Marie Nixon
photo by Marie Nixon
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  • Adjust oven rack to highest position (about 5 inches from broiler element) and heat broiler. Set wire rack over rimmed baking sheet.
  • Combine sugar, paprika, cumin, cayenne, and salt in large bowl. Add chicken to toss and coat.
  • Thread seasoned chicken onto four 12-inch metal skewers.
  • Whisk 3/4 cup barbecue sauce and 2 tablespoons vinegar in small bowl.
  • In second bowl, combine sour cream, cilantro, remaining barbecue sauce, and remaining vinegar; set aside for serving.
  • Brush each kebab with barbecue sauce-vinegar mixture.
  • Broil until lightly browned, 5-7 minutes.
  • Flip kebabs, brush with remaining sauce, and continue to broil until chicken is lightly charred and cooked through. 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve with sour cream sauce.

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  1. jellyko
    loved the mix of spices and used on my chicken and cooked in a little oil, serving over rice and omitting the sauce part of recipe this time. Thanks so much
  2. Diana A.
    These were a big hit with the family. I used chicken thighs and broiled the skewers in the oven.
  3. Boomette
    The spices on the chicken was a 5 stars. We didn't baste cause DH didn't want. I made the sauce also, but we prefered the chicken without the sauce. I'll do the chicken skewers again but just with the spices. Thanks DuChick. Made for 123 hit wonders
  4. teresas
    These are awesome! And I only made one change. I threw them on the grill. DH really enjoyed the chicken without the dip sauce. He thought it took away from the barbecue flavor. I on the other hand really enjoyed it with the sauce. Although it is excellent without. Very easy to prepare and looks great plated. Would be great for outdoor party. Thanks for posting.
  5. Marie Nixon
    Fantastic! The seasonings are terrific. I used Bulls Eye barbeque sauce. The dipping sauce that is made with the barbeque sauce and sour cream is wonderful. Thanks for posting this recipe. Worth everyone of the 5 stars in the rating.


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