Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

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Chicken & peppers are wrapped in bacon, grilled & basted with a homemade teriyaki sauce in this simple, scrumptious recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Skewers!

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer Recipe

Three weeks ago, I was a judge at San Diego’s Bacon & Barrels Festival for the second year in a row. (I know, I know, my job does NOT SUCK! 😉 )

This years highlight for me was a Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer from Corbin’s Q, a local San Diego BBQ catering company.

I had to come home and recreate their delicious skewers so I could get another taste of the goodness!

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Secret confession: I’m also always looking for any excuse to make my super simple, super delicious 10 minute teriyaki sauce recipe!

You’ve seen it in these recipes for Teriyaki Chicken Zoodle BowlsOne Pot Teriyaki Shrimp Lo Mein and Teriyaki Steak Kabobs. And I promise that this isn’t the last recipe you’ll see on the blog with this delicious sauce!

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

I promise these skewers will be the hit of every BBQ this summer! They are guaranteed to  impress your friends with their bacon teriyaki goodness!

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer Ingredients

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers Ingredients

  • Teriyaki Sauce
    • ½ cup soy sauce
    • ½ cup mirin
    • ¼ cup brown sugar
    • 4 cloves garlic (crushed)
    • 1 tsp ginger (grated)
    • 1 tbsp cornstarch
    • 1 tbsp water
  • Chicken Skewers
    • 1.5 lbs chicken breast (cut in 1 inch cubes)
    • 2 cups bell peppers (cut in 1 inch squares)
    • 15 slices bacon (cut in half)

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers Instructions

Begin by preparing the teriyaki sauce.

Heat a saucepan on the stove over medium heat, add the soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, garlic and ginger to the pan, whisk to combine. Bring to a boil, then simmer 4-5 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water. Add this to the boiling sauce and whisk together, reduce the heat to low and simmer 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

Prepare the skewers by placing the end of one piece of bacon on a skewer, then add a piece of chicken and bell pepper, then wrap the bacon around the chicken and pepper and skewer the middle of the bacon.  

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer Recipe

Add another piece of chicken and bell pepper, then wrap the remaining bacon around it and skewer.

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer Recipe

Repeat this three times per skewer for ten skewers.

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer Recipe

Heat a grill over medium heat. Place the skewers on the grill for 5-7 minutes, flip and grill for an additional 5-7 minutes. Two minutes before removing from the grill, brush the skewers with half of the teriyaki sauce.

After two minutes, remove the skewers from the grill and brush with the additional teriyaki sauce. Serve immediately.

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer Recipe

Now I know what you’re thinking, these skewers look a lot bigger than the ones pictured at the top of the post, and that’s because they are!

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer Recipe

I started making these teriyaki chicken skewers “full size” for serving as an entree at a BBQ, but then I thought, what if you put one portion of the skewer (a half slice of bacon wrapped around two pieces of chicken and two bell peppers) on small Bamboo Skewers as an appetizer. This is similar to how Corbin’s Q served them at the bacon festival. And bam, these little bite sized party skewers came to life!

Either way you serve them, full skewer, or appetizer bite, these are so delicious and I can’t wait to serve them to friends and family all summer long!

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
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Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Chicken & peppers are wrapped in bacon, grilled & basted with a homemade teriyaki sauce in this simple, scrumptious recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Skewers!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 10 full size skewers
Calories 274 kcal

Ingredients

Teriyaki Sauce

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup mirin
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water

Skewers

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups bell peppers cut in 1 inch squares
  • 15 slices bacon cut in half

Instructions

Teriyaki Sauce

  1. Heat a saucepan on the stove over medium heat, add the soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, garlic and ginger to the pan, whisk to combine, bring to a boil, then simmer 4-5 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water, add this to the boiling sauce and whisk together, reduce the heat to low and simmer 3-4 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

Chicken Skewers

  1. Prepare the skewers by placing the end of one piece of bacon on a skewer, then add a piece of chicken and bell pepper, then wrap the bacon around the chicken and pepper and skewer the middle of the bacon.
  2. Add another piece of chicken and bell pepper, then wrap the remaining bacon around it and skewer.
  3. Repeat this three times per skewer for ten skewers total.
  4. Heat a grill over medium heat.
  5. Place the skewers on the grill for 5-7 minutes, flip and grill for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  6. Two minutes before removing from the grill, brush the skewers with half of the teriyaki sauce.
  7. After two minutes, remove the skewers from the grill and brush with the additional teriyaki sauce. Serve immediately.
Chicken & peppers are wrapped in bacon, grilled & basted with a homemade teriyaki sauce in this simple, scrumptious recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Skewers!