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Bang Bang Chicken Skewers

This mouthwatering Bang Bang Chicken Skewers recipe has the most flavor packed seasoned tender chicken with a knockout spicy bang bang sauce!! An easy recipe ready in less than 25 minutes perfectly balancing sweet and spicy flavors with a creamy sauce complementing the chicken. Perfect both as a main dish or for an easy to eat appetizer at parties, bbq’s or picnics.

For a complete meal serve with my Mexican street corn pasta salad, cold spaghetti salad, chickpea salad, Hawaiian macaroni salad, strawberry and spinach salad and creamy coleslaw.


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Bang bang chicken recipe

I love the versatility of this delicious grilled bang bang chicken recipe as it can be baked in the oven or made in the air fryer. You can customize your sauce with more or less heat.

It is also great for meal prepping as we love to use the leftover chicken skewers in salads and wraps. The bang bang sauce is also great to use as a salad dressing or a sandwich spread.

Bang bang chicken skewers on a white plate with fresh parsley.

Once you try this fantastic chicken recipe you will want to have it on repeat. Also try my firecracker chicken wraps, barbecue chicken sliders, baked chicken meatballs and easy baked chicken tacos!!

Closeup overhead image of chicken skewers on a white plate.

Recipe Snapshot

QUICK & EASY: 10 minutes of prep with 12 min grilling
SKEWERS: easy to eat finger food, for parties
FLAVORUFL: tender succulent spicy chicken kabobs
One of our favorite versatile chicken with sauce recipes

Ingredients

Labelled ingredients for the recipe on a marble board.

Chicken Skewers

  • Chicken Breasts – I used 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper – sea salt and ground black pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Onion Powder

Bang Bang Sauce

  • Mayonnaise
  • Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Sriracha Sauce – adjust to your spiced taste preferences
Brush is applying the bang bang sauce to the chicken.

Step by Step Instructions

Step by step images for how to make bang bang chicken.
Step by step images for how to make bang bang sauce.
  1. Preheat Grill: Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. If using wooden
    skewers, soak them in water for at least 20 minutes to prevent burning.
  2. Season the Chicken: In a large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, smoked paprika,
    sea salt, black pepper, chili powder, and onion powder. Add the chicken pieces to the
    bowl and toss until they are evenly coated with the seasoning mix.
  3. Skewer the Chicken: Thread the seasoned chicken pieces onto skewers, leaving a small
    space between each piece to ensure even cooking.
  4. Grill the Chicken: Place the skewers on the preheated grill. Cook for about 10-12
    minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is fully cooked and has a nice char on the
    outside. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
  5. Prepare the Bang Bang Sauce: While the chicken is grilling, prepare the Bang Bang
    sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha sauce until smooth. Adjust the amount of Sriracha based on your desired level of spiciness.
  6. Serve: Once the chicken skewers are cooked, remove them from the grill. Serve hot with the Bang Bang sauce on the side for dipping. Enjoy!
Bang Bang chicken on a plate.

Sandra’s Top Tips

  • I like to prepare the the sauce while the chicken is grilling
  • If you are using wooded skewers make sure to soak them in water for at least 20-30 minutes to prevent them from burning
  • If you enjoy an extra kick or more sauce brush some of the bang bang sauce onto the chicken skewers during the last few minutes of grilling
  • Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro for a nice presentation if desired
  • The internal temperature of chicken should be 165°F for safe eating check using a digital thermometer

Can I make this recipe less spicy?

Yes you can, use less sriracha sauce or skip using it all together if you do not enjoy it!!

Chicken skewer is dipped in bang bang sauce.

How to make this recipe in the air fryer or in the oven?

Air Fryer Method

To prepare in the air fryer, arrange the skewers in a single layer in the basket. If needed, work in batches or cut the skewers in half to fit. Air fry at 400°F for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through. The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°F. Once done, transfer the skewers to a plate and drizzle or brush with the remaining bang bang sauce. Serve immediately for a delightful meal.

Oven Baked Bang Bang Chicken

Using an oven-safe dish or lined baking sheet in a 400°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until the juices run clear. To get a crispier exterior broil them after baking for 2 to 3 minutes watching closely to prevent burning. Using the oven you will not get chicken that is as crispy and charred as grilling. The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

Two skewers of bang bang chicken on a white plate.

Storage and reheating instructions

Leftovers can be stored wrapped up or in an airtight container off the skewer for up to 3 days.

We love to make extra skewers and store them in the fridge for easy make ahead meals to use in the following days.

Reheat in the microwave with a microwave-safe dish using 30 second intervals or in the oven at 350° F until warmed through.

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

This mouthwatering Bang Bang Chicken Skewers recipe has the most flavor packed seasoned tender chicken with a knockout spicy bang bang sauce!! An easy recipe ready in less than 25 minutes perfectly balancing sweet and spicy flavors with a creamy sauce complementing the chicken. Perfect both as a main dish or for an easy to eat appetizer at parties, bbq’s or picnics.


Ingredients

● 2 boneless chicken breasts (approximately 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces

● 1 tablespoon olive oil

● 1 teaspoon garlic powder

● 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

● 1 teaspoon sea salt

● 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

● 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

●  1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
For the Bang Bang Sauce:

● 1/2 cup mayonnaise

● 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce

● 1 to 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce, adjust based on your spice preference


Instructions

  1. Preheat Grill: Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. If using wooden
    skewers, soak them in water for at least 20 minutes to prevent burning.

  2. Season the Chicken: In a large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, smoked paprika,
    sea salt, black pepper, chili powder, and onion powder. Add the chicken pieces to the
    bowl and toss until they are evenly coated with the seasoning mix.

  3. Skewer the Chicken: Thread the seasoned chicken pieces onto skewers, leaving a small
    space between each piece to ensure even cooking.

  4. Grill the Chicken: Place the skewers on the preheated grill. Cook for about 10-12
    minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is fully cooked and has a nice char on the
    outside. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).

  5. Prepare the Bang Bang Sauce: While the chicken is grilling, prepare the Bang Bang
    sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha sauce until smooth. Adjust the amount of Sriracha based on your desired level of spiciness.

  6. Serve: Once the chicken skewers are cooked, remove them from the grill. Serve hot with the Bang Bang sauce on the side for dipping. Enjoy!

Notes

Storage and reheating instructions:

Leftovers can be stored wrapped up or in an airtight container off the skewer for up to 3 days. 

We love to make extra skewers and store them in the fridge for easy make ahead meals to use in the following days.

Reheat in the microwave with a microwave-safe dish using 30 second intervals or in the oven at 350° F until warmed through.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American

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