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Chicken and Bacon Kabobs

Chicken and Bacon Kabobs are marinated and then grilled. With mushrooms and pineapple, the kabobs have so much smoky flavor.

Chicken and Bacon Kabobs over white rice.

Cooking on the grill is one of the things I most love about the summer months and these Chicken and Bacon Kabobs are one of my favorite things to make.

This recipe is really hard to mess up. Even if you start to enjoy a glass of wine a little too much and forget there is food on the grill. Hey, it happens.

The bacon, which is wrapped around the chicken helps keep the chicken from drying out and also wonderfully seasons the chicken with its juices.

Four kabobs on a serving plate with white rice.

How To Serve

These Chicken Bacon Kabobs also have mushrooms and pineapple so if you serve them over rice you have a whole meal. That’s what I love about kabobs. They go great with some corn on the cob or Summer Squash and Onions.

Flavorful Marinade

The chicken and mushrooms are marinated in soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, and honey. It’s best to marinate them from 2 to 8 hours.

The flavors of the marinade combined with the smokiness of the bacon creates one delicious kabob. You have saltiness from the bacon and marinade and a little sweetness from the pineapple and honey.

You really can’t go wrong with Chicken and Bacon Kabobs!

Recipe Tip

If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 1 hour before using.

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Chicken and Bacon Kabobs over white rice on a serving plate.

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Chicken and Bacon Kabobs

These Chicken and Bacon Kabobs just may be the tastiest kabobs ever. A simple marinade and wrapping the chicken with bacon really amp up the flavor.
PREP: 2 hours 5 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 2 hours 20 minutes
SERVINGS: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • 10 large mushrooms, cut in half
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cut in half
  • 1 small can pineapple chunks, drained
  • skewers (if using wooden skewers soak them in water for at least 1 hour)


  • Mix first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add mushrooms and chicken and stir to coat.
  • Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat or heat grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Wrap chicken chunks with bacon and thread onto skewers alternating with pineapple chunks and mushroom halves. You can either cut the bacon into smaller pieces and wrap each piece of chicken individually or leave the bacon whole and snake it back and forth so that it forms an “S” shape. For example, it would go on the left side of a piece of chicken and then on the right side of the next piece and repeat this pattern.
  • Arrange skewers on grill and cook about 15 minutes, brushing occasionally with marinade and turning to brown all sides.


If using wooden skewers, soak them at least 60 minutes in water.
Fat dripping down from the bacon may cause flare-ups so watch grill closely.


Calories: 575kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, grilled

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Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com

Originally posted August 4, 2015.

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8 thoughts on “Chicken and Bacon Kabobs”

  1. The Surprised Gourmet

    Christin, glad I ran across your post today. Chicken is a favorite at our house so it’s always good to find new ways to prepare it and who doesn’t love bacon.

  2. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I love grilling during the summer too- so relaxing! And I also realllly love recipes that are next to impossible to screw up AND taste delicious! So, obviously these kabobs are calling my name! Plus there is bacon- Always a winner! These are up next for my grill! Thanks for sharing the yum, girlfriend! Cheers!

  3. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I can’t believe I’ve never thought to wrap my chicken kabobs with bacon! Um, totally genius! These kabobs look absolutely incredible, Christin!

  4. The only thing better than grilled chicken kabobs are ones that are bacon wrapped! These look incredibly good!

  5. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Christin, your marinade sounds delicious!!! I love kabobs!!! Can’t wait to meet you on Thursday! See you in Nashville!

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Kabobs in the summer are my favorite! These chicken and bacon ones sound amazing, Christin! The marinade sounds like the perfect touch!

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