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Bacon Ranch Chicken Skewers Recipe
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Bacon Ranch Chicken Skewers
See how to make extra-easy and delicious barbequed chicken kabobs. See more
  • READY IN 46 mins

Bacon Ranch Chicken Skewers

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"These bacon ranch chicken skewers were intended to star at your next tailgate cookout. They are easy, interesting, and incredibly adaptable."

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Original recipe makes 12 skewers Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    16 mins

    46 mins


  1. Whisk together ranch dressing and hot chile paste in a large bowl.
  2. Mix in chicken pieces and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 hours.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove chicken from the bag and transfer to a plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels. Pat chicken pieces dry with more paper towels.
  5. Thread a piece of onion about 1 1/2 inches down the skewer.
  6. Thread the end portion of one strip of bacon onto skewer so the rest of the strip is hanging down. Skewer on a piece of chicken; thread on the next portion of the bacon. Turn the skewer so that the long end of the bacon is again hanging down. Repeat this process of skewering and turning until the entire strip of bacon is threaded, using 4 to 5 chicken pieces.
  7. Thread a second piece of onion onto the end of the skewer.
  8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 for all twelve skewers.
  9. Season chicken skewers with salt and pepper as desired.
  10. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until nicely browned on all sides and the meat is no longer pink in the center, 12 to 16 minutes total per skewer. Serve with ranch dressing as a dipping sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 07, 2012

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. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2012

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.

May 10, 2012

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!!!!

Jun 01, 2012

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.

May 30, 2012

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.

Jul 30, 2012

Slightly precook the bacon before assembling the skews to ensure a crispy (not chewy) skewer.

May 20, 2012

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!

May 12, 2012

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.


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  • Calories
  • 441 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 20.2 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 42.4 g
  • 85%
  • Sodium
  • 389 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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