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Bang Bang Chicken Kabobs

Bang bang chicken kabobs

I used my favorite recipe for Bang Bang Shrimp as inspiration for these spicy Bang Bang Chicken Kabobs!

Ahhhhh…. Bang Bang Chicken Kabobs. I think I am in love! I am always, I mean ALWAYS on the lookout for new ways to prepare chicken. It’s the protein I make most often, and the great thing is that it’s versatile, but the bad thing is that …. it’s versatile. Sometimes when something is as versatile as chicken, I have a hard time pinpointing how I want to prepare it! I think it’s the indecisiveness in me….. 

This time around I took inspiration from my favorite recipe for Bang Bang Shrimp, have you tried it yet? So delicious, and so addicting. As I was thinking about how I was going to prepare the chicken thawing in my fridge, I was craving Bang Bang Shrimp. But since I didn’t have any shrimp on hand, and I didn’t feel like venturing out to the store, I thought, why not try marrying Bang Bang Shrimp with chicken? It was a match made in heaven!

I started by soaking some wood skewers in water so that they wouldn’t char on the grill. Then I chopped up some red peppers, yellow onions, and chicken. Both the veggies and the chicken got a healthy drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt and black pepper. Next I skewered the veggies, then the chicken. Do it separately because cooking times vary for the chicken and the veggies. If you skewer them all together, something will always end up undercooked or overcooked. Not cool. Once the kabobs were on the grill (or in my case, a grill pan), I whipped up some Bang Bang sauce for the chicken! Once the chicken was just about done, I slathered the creamy/spicy sauce all over the chicken. And then I devoured more than I’d care to admit. Ahhhh sooooo good!

Now for the important stuff…. this recipe calls for Thai Sweet Chile Sauce. This is NOT the same thing as Heinz’s Chili Sauce so do not buy it! Thai Sweet Chile Sauce can be found in the international foods aisle at your grocery store. I buy the Mae Ploy brand. Secondly, you may not have heard of Sriracha Hot Sauce, also called for in this recipe. Again, it can be found in the International Foods aisle of your grocery store. Please do not substitute any other hot sauce, it does make a difference! So what if you don’t like things spicy? You can cut back on the heat by adjusting how much Sriracha Hot Sauce you add.

Bang Bang Chicken Kabobs

Bang bang chicken kabobs 2

Prep Time: 15mn
Cook Time: 15mn
Total Time: 30mn


  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 medium yellow onion cut into 1 inch chunks
  • Bamboo wood skewers
  • Olive oil, salt, black pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 5-6+ drops of Sriracha Hot Sauce – Use this to taste- if you like things spicy, add more. If you don’t – add a few drops, then taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley


  1. Soak your bamboo wood skewers in water for about 15 minutes so that they don’t burn on the grill.
  2. Season the chicken and veggies with salt and pepper to taste, then drizzle with about 1 tablespoon olive oil. Skewer the chicken, then skewer the red peppers and onions.
  3. Pre-heat your grill or grill pan to medium high heat then add the chicken and veggies to the pan. Rotate the meat and veggies every couple of minutes so that everything cooks evenly. When the veggies are tender, remove them from the grill. 
  4. While the chicken is cooking, in a small bowl combine mayo with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce and Sriracha Hot Sauce. Whisk it together until smooth.
  5. When the chicken is almost completely cooked through (after about 10-12 minutes), use a brush to spread the sauce over the chicken. Rotate the chicken and brush the other side with the sauce. Remove from grill and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.

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  1. These look so delicious… I love Bang Bang Shrimp so I am sure I would love the chicken version as well!

  2. This looks like something my family would love Thanks so much for helping me decide what to do with the chicken I have out for tonight’s meal.

  3. Okay, made this tonight and we all absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to make it again. Curious though, what sides did you serve it with?

    • Hi Corinne, thanks so much for the feedback and I’m so glad your family loved it! :) I’m probably not going to be much help on the sides because I’m in low-carb mode lately, so I served this with a side of roasted broccoli. I know, really makes no sense! If I wasn’t doin’ the low carb thing, I’d probably do something like garlic bread. Thanks again for the feedback, you rock!

  4. This looks amazing! I was just going to ask what you’d serve with this, but I see you already answered it. Garlic bread sounds delicious. Thanks!

  5. I cannot wait to make this! My husband is a sriracha fanatic, this is going to be such a hit! I’m a little upset I already planned my menu for the week, but it’ll be made next week for sure! Your picture is totally making my mouth water!

  6. I love Sriracha. Can’t wait to try this.

  7. Looks delicious! Sounds like something my family will love!

  8. what is a grill pan? Can I somehow broil these? we don’t currently have a grill.

  9. We just tried your Bang Bang Shrimp last week and it was fabulous! (although I didn’t have any sweet chili sauce on hand, I used Thai garlic chili sauce and a little honey, and we used A LOT more Siracha than you called for!)
    Can’t wait to try this chicken – thanks!

  10. Looks wonderful. Instead of Mayo do you think plain Greek yogurt would work?

  11. Can you use the metal skewers instead of the bamboo wooden ones?

  12. Just made this for dinner tonight? It was delicious. I made baked sweet potatoes to go with, so it felt like a very healthy dinner (except for the butter and brown sugar we put on the sweet potatoes) . My son was a bit disappointed, because my husband had told him I was making bang bang shrimp for dinner (hubby wasn’t listening very well when I told him..hmmm, imagine that!). I’ll be trying your bang bang shrimp recipe soon.

  13. John Leon Guerrero Sablan

    We make this alot back in the Island, W/pork or beef.

  14. I noticed in this recipe, you have the same amount of mayo and sweet chili sauce, and in the shrimp version, you have half the amount if sweet chili sauce. Which one would you prefer?

  15. Charmaine Wardrop

    I made some teriyaki chicken kabobs tonight. Used green, yellow, orange and red peppers, onions, and mushrooms along with the chicken. Grilled for 12 minutes. Delicious!

  16. Charmaine Wardrop

    It was a twist in these kabobs. Hubby has to tone some spices down. These were.very good.

  17. I found this recipe on Pinterest. Made it for dinner tonight using whole chicken breasts instead of doing the kabobs. It was really good! Even my picky son scarfed it down. Thanks!

  18. Thanks for this recipe. I’ve been making bang bang chicken for a while now, but the recipe I have called for the chicken to be breaded and fried. Since I’m trying to eat healthier, I was afraid I couldn’t have my favourite at home fake out take out. I had never considered doing it on the grill. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Great! The family loved it. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Elaine Deis Donohue

    Making this for Labor Day BBQ as long as I can find the sauces.

  21. I love this it looks so good I can’t wait to make it thanks so much

  22. Good idea to put the meat on separate from the veggies

  23. I absolutely love that Mae Ploys sauce; it’s all I can do not to just pour it into a bowl and use a spoon to eat it like soup! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  24. I’ve had this saved to try for a while, now it’s a toss up between this and the balsamic cream chicken…. decisions, decisions…

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