Bang Bang Sauce is just about the tastiest sauce on the planet! These chicken skewers get brushed with this delish sauce while grilling, and then there’s extra for dipping in at the end. Bang Bang Chicken Skewers are packed with flavor, and food on a stick always tastes better! Hungry for flavor? These are easy to make and don’t take long to cook! 

Bang Bang Chicken kebabs

Bang Bang Chicken Skewers are one of the first things I grill when I fire up my grill for the season. These meaty kabobs feature boneless chicken breasts seasoned with spices, brushed with sauce, and grilled until perfect.

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Bang Bang Chicken Skewers

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Bang Bang Chicken Skewers served with salad

Served with a salad, a simple side, and the extra sauce for dipping, grilled chicken has never been tastier. Ready in no time, get the grill started and make something delicious for dinner tonight!

Bang Bang Chicken Skewers

Why I love this recipe

  • There’s flavor in every bite, and the sauce is an extra layer of flavor that’s perfect for dipping!
  • Bang Bang Chicken Skewers are perfect on the grill, and a bit of smoke adds even more flavor.
  • Chicken on a stick is so much fun to eat, and everyone loves these!
ingredients to make Bang Bang Chicken Skewers

Gather these ingredients

brushing chicken with sauce

You’ll also need:

  • Wooden skewers – Soak them in water for 30 minutes before adding the chicken.
how to make Bang Bang Chicken Skewers

How to make Bang Bang Chicken Skewers

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, and while it’s heating, get the chicken ready.
  2. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and add it to a large bowl. 
  3. Add the oil, paprika, mushroom powder, garlic salt, and black pepper to the chicken and toss to coat.
  4. Thread 4-5 cubes of chicken onto each soaked skewer and set them aside.
  5. Combine the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, honey and gochujang in a small bowl. 
  6. Divide the sauce in half, setting aside half for dipping the cooked chicken into. 
  7. Brush half the sauce over the chicken skewers, then grill them over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches 165-F on a digital meat thermometer.
  8. Serve with the remaining sauce, and dig in!
brushing sauce on barbecue chicken

Tips & substitutions

  • For extra flavor, prep the chicken ahead of time and dust it in the spices. Pop it in the fridge for a few hours for the spices to really soak into the meat.
  • You can use metal skewers if you don’t want to deal with soaking bamboo ones. They almost always burn even if you soak them. 
  • If you don’t have gochujang, you can use sriracha.
  • Prefer to air fry your Bang Bang Chicken Skewers? Air fry them at 400-F for about 11-12 minutes, flipping them halfway.
  • Bake the skewers at 400-F on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for about 20-25 minutes, flipping them halfway.
  • Ensure your chicken reaches 165-F on a digital meat thermometer for it to be safe to eat.
grilled chicken skewers

Serving suggestions

This easy grilled chicken recipe is packed with flavor and pairs perfectly with a variety of sides. I love serving these skewers with a hearty salad or this Asian Cucumber Salad. Save room for dessert! This Lemon Cobbler is light and citrusy and perfect for finishing a meal after these skewers.

taking a bite of grilled chickens

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

chicken skewers (wood skewers)

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Bang Bang Chicken Skewers

Loaded with flavor and with extra sauce for dipping, grilled Bang Bang Chicken Skewers are so good and unbelievably easy to make! Makes 16 skewers.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 8
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Ingredients
 

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons mushroom powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Bang Bang Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sweet chili sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoon gochujang, Korean hot pepper paste – NOTE: if you don’t have gochujang, you can use Sriracha
  • Fresh finely chopped parsley

Equipment

  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Instructions
 

  • Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and place in a large bowl. Add the oil, paprika, mushroom powder, garlic salt, and black pepper. Toss to coat.
  • Taking the soaked skewers, thread the chicken onto each one, using about 4-5 pieces per skewer. Place the skewers on a large platter.
  • Make the bang bang sauce: In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, honey, and gochujang. Mix well.
  • Brush half of the sauce over the chicken skewers. Set aside the remaining sauce for serving and dipping.
  • Grill or bake or air fry the chicken skewers, until the temp reaches165 degrees.
  • Grill: Over medium-high heat, grill the skewers for 8-10 minutes per side, or until the chicken reaches 165°F.
  • Air fry: Air fry at 400°F for 11-12 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Bake: Bake the skewers at 400 degrees, on a parchment lined baking sheet, flipping halfway, for 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken with fresh finely chopped parsley sprinkles and remainder of bang bang sauce for dipping and enjoy!
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 469kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 79mg, Sodium: 702mg, Potassium: 428mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 145IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 3mg
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Bang Bang Chicken Skewers