Slayer's Sweet, Tangy, and Spicy Kabobs Recipe -
Slayer's Sweet, Tangy, and Spicy Kabobs Recipe
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Slayer's Sweet, Tangy, and Spicy Kabobs

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"I acquired both my nickname and the idea for this recipe while working at an awful franchised restaurant in my college years. These are great for Summertime cookouts at tailgate partys or just for get-togethers. The sauce is fairly versatile and can be used for an array of different meats and applications (I originally used the sauce for chicken wings). For people such as myself who have acid reflux I have indicated some ingredients that can be left out in order to help curb the heartburn."

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Original recipe makes 16 kabobs Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 50 mins


  1. Make the marinade by whisking the brown sugar, honey, lime juice, lemon juice, maraschino cherry juice, garlic powder, ginger, black pepper, cayenne pepper, pineapple juice, wine, hot pepper sauce, and soy sauce together in a large, non-metallic bowl. Toss the mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, and chicken in the marinade; cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. On each skewer, thread a piece of chicken, then three of the veggies followed by another piece of chicken then a pineapple slice and one maraschino cherry at the end. Mix and match the vegetables as you assemble the skewers. Cook on the preheated grill until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 17, 2010

This was amazing!!! I only changed a couple of things. I only used 1/4 cup of soy sauce, about 8 shakes of Tabasco sauce and I had to use canned pineapple. I also used steak instead of chicken but I think it would be wonderful on chicken or even shrimp. I will be using this again for sure!!! Thank you for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 07, 2010

It didn't taste bad, but it wasn't sweet, tangy, or spicy. bland. I would choose another recipe


34 Ratings

Jul 14, 2009

made this for the 4th of July - it was yummy!

Oct 13, 2009

This recipe is yummy. I left out the hot stuff but it didn't seem to hurt the flavor. I also subbed beer for the wine since I didn't have any on hand. We really liked this and will make it again. I will say though that I will use small whole mushrooms next time rather than just the caps.

Jun 15, 2010

This was interesting... reminded me of a mai tai with the cherry juice and pineapple. I did add all of the optional ingredients, but lessened the amount of soy sauce a bit. Threaded marinated chicken pieces alternately with fresh pineapple chunks on skewers then grilled. The finished dish was less mai tai and more of a spicy sweet and sour... quite tasty with the grilled pineapple. Thanks ~Snacks~ for the recipe.

May 25, 2013

We loved loved loved these Kabobs! The only thing I changed was to use chili sauce vs the hot pepper sauce in the marinade because the bottles are identical and I didn't have my glasses on! Doubled the marinade. One half I poured into a sauce pan to thicken on the stove top with two tsps of cornstarch. When I cut up all the veggies/meat I skewered them right away while I had the mess out. Then I put the kabobs into a 9x13 glass pan and poured the marinade over them. This way the kabobs were ready to go straightaway to the grill and there was no need to soak the skewers. Marinated overnight which produced moist flavorful chicken. Brushed the kabobs with the thickened marinade while grilling. Grilled the maraschino cherries and the pineapple chunks on separate skewers. Delicious. The marinade is sweet and spicy. Served over white rice. Fantastic.

Aug 08, 2011

I was only able to marinate half an hour, which really isn't enough time but I am going to rate the recipe anyway. The only things I changed in the marinade was Ouzo for the white wine (I thought the licorice flavour would pair well with the other sweet flavours in this recipe), reduced the soy to 1/4 cup and added 1/4 cup mandarin juice (well syrup from the can- it was already open so why waste) skipped the cayenne, omitted tomatoes and switched the red onion for a Vidalia onion. The cooks up perfectly in 10 minutes and the taste is quite good. The heat from the hot sauce definitely comes through (I used a Louisiana-style one) and the others play to mellow it a bit. I can only imagine how it would be if marinated longer!

Aug 02, 2011

Very good recipe! This will be my go-to soak, the chicken was tender and flavorful. I had no low-sodium soy sauce so used the regular stuff. I was worried it would be too salty but it wasn't. I tried some of the pineapple marinated and some without and both were delicious. I added zuchinni to the skewers and they tasted great. Thanks for the great recipe Snacks!


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  • Calories
  • 191 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 15.3 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 1018 mg
  • 41%

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

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