"These bacon ranch chicken skewers were intended to star at your next tailgate cookout. They are easy, interesting, and incredibly adaptable." — Chef John
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hot chile paste (such as sambal oelek)
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch pieces
(1-inch) pieces red onion
thick cut bacon
salt and black pepper to taste
12 (6 inch)
bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 2 hours
EXCELLENT! If I could give these more stars, I would! I marinated my chicken all day...PERFECT! I did not use any salt, and they didn't need it. Oh, and I used vidalia onion instead of red b/c that's what I had on hand. This is such a simple, fun recipe w/ delicious results...I will be making these often~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)
I actually let it soak 2 days due to being out of town. I expected huge ranch flavor. There really wasn't any. Chicken did cook tender though. If I am supposed to rely on a dipping sauce, why bother marinating it in the same thing? Weaving the bacon on the skewer was a different idea though. I liked it, but it just didn't have the big flavor that was expected.
These were so good. I did not have the chili paste so I put in Franks hot sauce. I marinated the chicken for 24 hours. I will be making this again. Note: I used 2 t. of the hot sauce. I will be adding more next time.
Simple and delicious, used a good buttermilk ranch dressing, and thai chili paste, the chicken was so tender, and don't forget to spread the meat out so that the bacon gets evenly done! Great stuff!!!!
I tried these today & they were very good. The only thing different I would do is add more red onion on skewer for an added flavor.
Ridiculously easy and OH SO GOOD! I didn't have chile paste but I did have chili sauce (Sriracha) so I squeezed some in there and it worked great. I skipped the salt and pepper, not necessary. I loved them and my son loved them (he is REALLY picky). I don't have a grill but these worked very well stove-top on a grill pan I have. I'll be making these for Memorial Day and for game nights! Thanks, Chef John!
Definitely make your chicken pieces at least 1 inch. We marinated ours over night and it turned out great. My kids loved the flavor but said the best part was the bacon, at least I know that the bacon taste isn't lost. Using thick cut was important for this. The onion pieces helped keep the bacon on. Thanks for the recipe.
These were awesome . I made a avocado ranch side dressing ( light ranch + mashed fresh avocado ) served along with a spanish yellow rice for dinner .Easy and tasty !
-used light ranch
-added a pinch of adobo
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bacon Ranch Chicken Skewers
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 182
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