Spicy Blueberry BBQ Chicken Skewers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 64kcal
Festive enough for special occasions - simple enough for every day.  The Blueberry BBQ sauce recipe makes ordinary chicken skewers extra special.
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Chcken Skewers

  • 16 metal or water soaked wood skewers
  • 4 chicken breasts cut into 2 in strips
  • Salt and Pepper - to taste
  • 2 t Dried Rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Blueberry BBQ sauce

  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeño chile - seeded
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper - to taste


Chicken Skewer Directions

  • Marinate chicken with lemon, juice salt and pepper and rosemary for about 5 to 10 minutes
  • Thread chicken strips on skewers like a satay.
  • Grill until almost cooked through.
  • Brush with BBQ sauce (directions below)
  • Grill until caramelized and cook completely

Blueberry BBQ sauce directions

  • Heat the oil in a nonreactive saucepan. Add the onion and jalapeño and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the ketchup, vinegar, sugar, mustard, and Tabasco.  Bring to a simmer.
  • Add the blueberries and simmer over low heat, stirring until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Puree the sauce in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pass through a strainer and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve additional BBQ sauce with the chicken skewers


Make Ahead - this sauce can be made several days in advance and refrigerated.  This will keep for 3 - 4 days tightly covered in the refrigerator


Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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