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Overhead spicy honey chicken kebabs

Spicy Honey Chicken and Sweet Potato Kebabs

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  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American


Sweet and spicy honey glazed chicken kebabs with sweet potato chunks and sweet onions. These kebabs are a perfect combination of sweet and spicy. 


  • 12 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless, chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks and layers separated
  • 7 (12-inch) bamboo skewers*
  • Fresh basil, optional

Spice Mix + Glaze

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 6 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar


  1. Place potato pieces into a small saucepan and add just enough water to cover the tops. Bring the water with potatoes to a boil over medium high heat, when boiling, set your timer to 5 minutes, and cook until potatoes are nearly cooked but still firm. Immediately drain and transfer to a bowl to cool.
  2. While the potatoes are cooling, prepare the spice mix + glaze by mixing together the olive oil with garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika and crushed red pepper. In a separate bowl, combine the honey and vinegar. Set aside.
  3. Toss chicken with half of the spice mixture. Divide the rest of the spice mixture between the potatoes and onions, and toss gently to combine.
  4. Thread the chicken, sweet potatoes, and onions onto the soaked skewers. You should approximately have a total of 7 skewers. Brush the skewers with half of the honey glaze.
  5. Pre-heat the grill on medium heat. Clean and oil the grates. Grill the chicken skewers for about 8 minutes, turning frequently, or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Remove from the grill and brush on the rest of the honey glaze. Optional, sprinkle with thinly sliced basil before serving.


  • Soak the bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes prior to use to prevent burning.
  • You can substitute thighs with chicken breast. Start checking for doneness around 6 minutes.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 466
  • Sugar: 29.2 g
  • Sodium: 821.5 mg
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.8 g
  • Protein: 35.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 159.8 mg