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Quick and simple Spicy Beer BBQ Chicken Skewers with Avocado Corn and Feta Salsa. This homemade sweet-n-spicy chipotle honey BBQ sauce steals the show and makes these easy chicken skewers completely delicious. The side of salsa adds a crisp, salty bite with lots of fresh summer produce. All together this is the perfect weeknight dinner that comes together in no time and is great for summer grilling.

Spicy Beer BBQ Chicken Skewers with Avocado Corn and Feta Salsa |

Ok, one last grilling recipe for you guys before Memorial Day this weekend! I’m not sure about all of you, but I am really, really excited for summer this year. It’s been a long winter and a long spring. So I’m really looking forward to the summer days and nights ahead.

Summer vacations, weekend getaways, dinners cooked on the grill, and drinks on the deck. Yes, laidback-lowkey days…that’s what summer is all about! I think we’re all ready for that. So, with the summer slowly approaching I want to share a quick dinner with plenty of summer flavor and produce.

BBQ chicken was always something my dad made on busy nights in the summer. He’d thaw out some frozen chicken tenderloins and toss them with a bottle of Sweet Baby Rays (the family’s BBQ sauce of choice back in the days). Then he’d fire up the grill, toss on the chicken, and add a side of steamed rice. I don’t remember large varieties of vegetables being added, but asparagus and corn were the usual companions on the grill.

Done and done.

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I always think of saucy BBQ chicken as a summer food, which was really the inspiration behind these skewers.

I wanted to do a quick homemade BBQ sauce to add more flavor and ditch the extra ingredients that come along with the bottled stuff. Turns out that with just some pantry staples, you can have a sweet and spicy sauce that’s the easiest to throw together. And yes, so much better than the bottled stuff.

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The details

Start with the sauce. I mix together beer, ketchup, honey, chipotle chile, and a few others spices. Then I simmer everything together on the stove until the sauce thickens.

Super simple and quick to do.

When the sauce is ready, I toss some of it in with the cubed chicken. Then I thread the chicken onto the skewers just before grilling. I love using a skewer, but you could easily just grill up chicken pieces like my dad would often do!

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While the chicken is grilling, make that salsa

You all know me, I couldn’t just give you the chicken. I had to add some sauces and spreads too!

This salsa is the perfect balance of smoky, sweet, spicy, and salty. Grilling the jalapeño is key. It adds a layer of flavor that’s unexpected and delish. The feta adds a nice creamy, salty finish that I LOVE with the BBQ chicken.

For serving, I whip a bit of avocado in a food processor with some lime juice. I then serve the chicken with the salsa, the whipped avocado, and some homemade french fries all on the side. So delish!

The easiest dinner, but one of those meals the entire family will love and so great for summer grilling. Easy, fun, and all-around good…that’s what summer dinners are all about!

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Looking for other grilling recipes? Here are a few ideas:

Greek Salmon with Lemon Feta and Orzo Summer Salad

Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Golden Butter Fries and Garlic Sauce

Tropical Jerk Grilled Chicken with Charred Mango Salsa Verde

Lastly, if you make these Spicy Beer BBQ Chicken Skewers, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

BBQ Beer Chicken Skewers with Avocado Corn and Feta Salsa

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 543 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Corn and Feta Salsa


  • 1. In a pot, combine the beer, ketchup, honey, dijon, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder and about 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium- high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 15 minutes, until thickened.
    2. Combine the chicken and about 1/2 cup BBQ sauce in a bowl, tossing to coat.
    3. Set your grill, grill pan, or skillet to medium-high heat. Take skewers and thread the chicken pieces on. Grill the skewers until lightly charred and cooked through, turning them occasionally throughout cooking, about 10 to 12 minutes total. Alternately, you can roast the chicken at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
    4. At the same time, grill the jalapeño until lightly charred, then give it a rough chop and toss with the corn, cilantro, basil, chives, lime juice, lemon juice, and vinegar. Season with salt then toss with the feta.
    5. Serve the chicken with the salsa, whipped avocado, and fresh herbs all on the side.
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  1. LOVE the corn feta salsa. It goes with everything. I serve it under fresh fish a lot. It is my go to recipe, especially in the summer with fresh corn from the farmer’s market.

    1. Hi Anne,
      Wonderful!! I am thrilled to hear that this dish turned out well for you, thanks for making it! Have a great weekend:)

  2. 5 stars
    We made this last night and it was BOMB. So, so delicious. The BBQ sauce is absolutely delightful and so easy to make. (We have a couple folks with sensitive palettes, so we only used a quarter of the chili powder called for and half of the paprika, and it still had a bit of a kick at the end). Don’t skip the whipped avocado with lime juice! Really well done, Tieghan – bravo!

    1. Hi Becky,
      Thanks so much for your kind message and making this recipe! I love to hear that it turned out well for you and was enjoyed! xT

  3. My husband and I absolutely love your recipes and make one almost every night! Thank you so much for the delicious simple recipes!
    My husband and I don’t really drink beer at all so what type of beer would you recommend for the bbq sauce in this recipe?

    1. Hi Regina,
      Thanks so much for your kind message and making so many recipes!! You can use something light like a Pacifico or Modelo, those work great! I hope you love this recipe! xT

  4. 5 stars
    You are an artist! Every recipe I make from you is a masterpiece. Thank you for sharing your talent and making me look so good.

    1. Hi Ottavia,
      Fantastic!!🥗🌮 I appreciate you making this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear that it turned out well for you! xx

  5. 5 stars
    These were delicious. We made these while camping. I made the BBQ sauce and dressing prior and cooked the chicken and corn on the fire. It was so easy to make but felt like restaurant quality in the middle of the woods. This is a keeper for camping and home!

    1. Hi Courtney,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I’m so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT

  6. 5 stars
    I love all your recipes so much and this one was no exception! My only question is, you mention chives in the recipe when making the corn but there are no chives on the ingredient list. About how much should I add?

    1. Hey Valerie,
      Happy Friday! Thanks for giving this recipe a go, I love to hear that it was a winner! Sorry, you can ignore the chives, or add a little if you like:) ? xx

  7. The recipe calls for chipotle chili powder, but I could only find chipotle chili pepper at my local Kroger. Are they the same? Both my daughter and I love your recipes. We have fun sharing the recipes we have tried. You have made both of us better cooks!!! My daughter will be 40 next year, and I am 72. We have both of your cookbooks too. You are awesome!!!

    1. Hey Lynette,
      Is it a ground seasoning? Then yes, that will work! Let me know how the recipe turns out, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks for sharing your review and making this recipe, I am so glad it was a winner! xxTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe is a new summer staple in my house! The corn & feta salsa is such a yummy & refreshing flavor to compliment the bbq chicken

    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for making it and sharing your feedback!! 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    Huge hit! Loved the spicy chicken, corn/jalapeño salsa and the cool, creamy guacamole was a great touch. Couldn’t stop eating it! We will use this BBQ sauce for everything! So easy and yummy. Think the the chipotle chili powder was key. Bye-bye bottled bbq sauce! Thanks, again, Teigan! We love you ❤️

    1. Hey Kathy,
      Happy Wednesday!! I so appreciate you giving this recipe a try and love to hear that it was enjoyed! Thanks for your feedback:) xT

    1. Hi Kelsey,
      Happy Monday! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it and sharing your feedback!! Have the best week:) xx

    1. Hey Kelly,
      Sure, I would say 2-3 days in advance would work. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love the recipe! xx