Everything is good with bacon, right? Well today I have a recipe for Bacon Chicken Ranch Skewers that has bacon weaved in between each piece of chicken. The bacon adds amazing flavor to the chicken, just like a bacon wrapped filet mignon.
I have included a link to a video of how to thread the skewers from Allrecipes. This is just to be sure you can see how to do it. The video is great. It even includes a tip on how to prevent your skewers from burning.
This begins by marinating chunks of chicken in a combination of ranch dressing and Thai chili sauce. You want to give it like 1-3 hours to marinate. For me, the longer the better. Then before you thread the chicken on the skewers, you want to pat it dry with some paper towels.
You start each skewer with a chunk of red onion. That’s going to hold the meat on there. Then you place a strip of bacon on there. You are going to use that to weave in and out of each piece of chicken that you place on the skewer. Then grill until fully cooked.
- RANCH DRESSING
- THAI CHILI SAUCE
- BONELESS, SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS
- RED ONION
- THICK CUT BACON
- SALT AND BLACK PEPPER
- BAMBOO SKEWERS
Bacon Chicken Ranch Skewers
Real Mom Kitchen
- ⅓ cup ranch dressing
- 1 Tbsp Thai Chili Sauce
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts - cut into 1 inch pieces
- 24 1-inch pieces red onion
- 12 slices thick cut bacon
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 12 6 inch bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 2 hours
- additional ranch dressing for serving
- In a large bowl, combine the ranch dressing and chili sauce. Add chicken to the mixture and toss to coat.
- Cover bowl and place in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 hours.
- Remove chicken from the marinade and place on a plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels. Pat the chicken dry with other paper towels.
- Begin making the skewers by threading a piece of onion about 1 1/2 inches down the skewer.
- 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.
- Thread a second piece of onion onto the end of the skewer.
- Repeat the above process until all skewers are done. When done season them with salt and pepper.
- Grill on medium heat turning every 3 - 4 minutes, cooking for a total of 12 minutes or until fully cooked. Place them right next to each other on the grill.
- Serve with additional ranch dressing. Serves 4-6.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.