Chicken Kabobs with Spiced Bacon Rub


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Chicken Kabobs with Spiced Bacon Rub

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Wooden platter of chicken and vegetable kabobs seasoned in a spiced bacon rub

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The sweet warmth of these skewers is guaranteed to get your party going. The flavor of the premium COOL Chicken only gets better when surrounded by sweet, savory and smoky accompaniments, such as bacon.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 6
12(10-inch long) wooden skewers
2 slice(s)Hy-Vee thick-sliced smoked bacon, uncooked and cut into 1-inch pieces
4 tsp.Hy-Vee chili powder
1 tbsp.packed Hy-Vee brown sugar
¾ tsp.Hy-Vee salt
¼ tsp.Hy-Vee garlic powder
¼ tsp.Hy-Vee black pepper
1 ½ lbs.Hy-Vee 100% natural COOL Chicken boneless, skinless breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces
1large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
1medium pineapple, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 c.Hy-Vee barbecue sauce


  1. Soak skewers in water at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, process bacon, chili powder, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder and pepper until a smooth paste forms. In a large bowl, toss bacon mixture with chicken pieces; stir to coat. Thread coated chicken, zucchini, peppers and pineapple on skewers.
  3. Oil grill grate. Preheat grill for direct cooking to medium-high heat. Reserve half the barbecue sauce for serving. Place kabobs on grill, turning one-quarter turn every 2 minutes until browned and lightly charred. Lightly brush top side of kabobs with the unreserved barbecue sauce; turn and cook 1 minute. Brush and turn again; cook about 1 minute or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Serve with reserved barbecue sauce.

Nutrition facts


330 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 910mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Protein: 27g

Daily Values

Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 170%
Iron 10%
Calcium 4%

Recipe Source:

Hy-Vee Seasons Spring 2014