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Bacon Ranch Chicken Skewers

Bacon Ranch Chicken Skewers

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Chef John

These bacon ranch chicken skewers were intended to star at your next tailgate cookout. They are easy, interesting, and incredibly adaptable.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 441 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 20.2 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 42.4 g
  • 85%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 421 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Whisk together ranch dressing and hot chile paste in a large bowl.
  2. Mix in chicken pieces and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 hours.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove chicken from the bag and transfer to a plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels. Pat chicken pieces dry with more paper towels.
  5. Thread a piece of onion about 1 1/2 inches down the skewer.
  6. Thread the end portion of one strip of bacon onto skewer so the rest of the strip is hanging down. Skewer on a piece of chicken; thread on the next portion of the bacon. Turn the skewer so that the long end of the bacon is again hanging down. Repeat this process of skewering and turning until the entire strip of bacon is threaded, using 4 to 5 chicken pieces.
  7. Thread a second piece of onion onto the end of the skewer.
  8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 for all twelve skewers.
  9. Season chicken skewers with salt and pepper as desired.
  10. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until nicely browned on all sides and the meat is no longer pink in the center, 12 to 16 minutes total per skewer. Serve with ranch dressing as a dipping sauce.
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Reviews

DJ & Rachel
47
5/10/2012

Simple and delicious, used a good buttermilk ranch dressing, and thai chili paste, the chicken was so tender, and don't forget to spread the meat out so that the bacon gets evenly done! Great stuff!!!!

Christina
47
5/7/2012

EXCELLENT! If I could give these more stars, I would! I marinated my chicken all day...PERFECT! I did not use any salt, and they didn't need it. Oh, and I used vidalia onion instead of red b/c that's what I had on hand. This is such a simple, fun recipe w/ delicious results...I will be making these often~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

pmurillo
45
6/1/2012

These were so good. I did not have the chili paste so I put in Franks hot sauce. I marinated the chicken for 24 hours. I will be making this again. Note: I used 2 t. of the hot sauce. I will be adding more next time.