Recipe by Chef John
"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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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
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 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.
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. :)
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.
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.
Slightly precook the bacon before assembling the skews to ensure a crispy (not chewy) skewer.
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!
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.
* 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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