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Bourbon Maple BBQ Chicken Skewers

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6 skewers


  • 6 wooden or metal skewers


  • 1/2 cup bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 1-2 in. cubes


  • To a medium saucepan, add all ingredients through the onion powder. Turn the heat on medium-high to high, and stir until the ingredients are combined. Bring the sauce to a heavy simmer, and then reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer the BBQ sauce for 10-15 minutes. Adjust seasoning and add salt if needed.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the chicken. Season the chicken all over with salt. Add all but 1/2 cup of the BBQ sauce to a large bowl. Add the chicken and toss to combine.
  • Skewer the chicken by dividing the chicken among the 6 skewers. Set the heat on your grill to medium-high heat. Grill the chicken for about 10-15 minutes, continuously turning so that the chicken does not burn but chars slightly. Grill until the chicken is completely cooked through.
  • Serve the chicken immediately with extra BBQ sauce, and enjoy!