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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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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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?
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
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!!!
Is it a ground seasoning? Then yes, that will work! Let me know how the recipe turns out, I hope you love it! xTieghan
Happy Wednesday! Thanks for sharing your review and making this recipe, I am so glad it was a winner! xxTieghan
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
Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for making it and sharing your feedback!! 🙂
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 ❤️
Happy Wednesday!! I so appreciate you giving this recipe a try and love to hear that it was enjoyed! Thanks for your feedback:) xT
This was AMAZING! Will make again for sure.
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
Hello! Can this sauce be made days into advance? If so how many days? Thanks so much!
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