Amanda is the founder of The Chunky Chef, a food blog dedicated to easy, everyday meals with a dash of gourmet. A self-taught cook, she enjoys sharing easy and delicious recipes! She firmly believes that everyone can cook a great gourmet meal, right at home! Her meals are approachable, fun, and all served with a side of a mid-western love!
Spice Rub: (Or use any of the Head Country Championship Seasonings)
2 tsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried minced onion flakes (or onion powder)
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried thyme
heaping 1/4 tsp black pepper
2 lbs chicken breast, cut into 1/2 – 1 inch pieces
drizzle of olive oil
green bell pepper, cut into 1/2 -1 inch pieces
red onion, peeled and cut into 1/2 – 1 inch pieces
fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2 – 1 inch pieces
8-12 slices center cut bacon, cut into 3 shorter pieces
1/2 cup Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce, The Original
minced fresh parsley, for garnish
pinch of black pepper, for garnish
1. Combine spice rub ingredients in a small bowl and toss to combine. Add chicken (and a drizzle of olive oil), green pepper, red onion, pineapple and bacon to individual bowls or plates. Sprinkle a bit of the rub into each bowl and use your hands to massage the rub into chicken, peppers, onion, pineapple and bacon.
2. If using metal kabobs, no prep is needed, just skewer away. If using wooden kabobs, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes so they don’t burn too much.
3. Wrap short bacon pieces around the chicken, in a “C” shape, with the chicken inside. Thread bacon wrapped chicken, peppers, onion, and pineapple onto kabob skewers, alternating as desired.
1. Lightly oil grill grates and heat over MED-HIGH heat.
2. Grill kabobs 8-11 minutes, turning every few minutes, until cooked through and lightly charred on all sides. Baste with bbq sauce on both sides and cook 1 additional minute on each side to caramelize.
Once cooked (using either method), sprinkle kabobs with a bit of fresh parsley and extra black pepper (if desired). Serve with extra bbq sauce and enjoy!
To Broil (Oven):
1. Heat broiler to HIGH, line a baking sheet (with a rim) with foil. Line up kabobs and broil 10-15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes, until cooked through. Baste with bbq sauce on both sides and broil 1-2 minutes on each side to caramelize.
2. Once cooked (using either method), sprinkle kabobs with a bit of fresh parsley and extra black pepper (if desired). Serve with extra bbq sauce and enjoy!