Thank you to H-E-B for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
My city (Houston, Texas) is in overdrive right now getting ready for the biggest day in American football and I'm just over here concerned with what to cook, what to wear, and whether or not I should list my house on AirBnB! Although both my brothers played football up through college and my dad is an overly enthusiastic fan of any sport, I don't have
any a lot of team spirit. I typically toted along a book or magazine when I would attend my brothers' games during high school and couldn't even tell you who's in the running to play this year just in case you need some help gauging my lack of football interest and knowledge. Where I come in is with the snacks! Last week, I shared a fun meatball dish and this week I am so thankful to be partnering with H-E-B (aka my favorite grocery store) to bring you something just as tasty and equally easy!
If you follow me on Instagram then you know H-E-B is one of my happy places and where I do about 98% of my grocery shopping. I used three of their January Primo Picks to create BBQ chicken & veggie bites that are perfect for game day. Primo Picks are unique, high-quality items H-E-B highlights each month. The resulting little bites are similar to the skewers and kabobs my mom used to make for summer gatherings, pool parties, and game days of any kind during my childhood. They are oven baked, which makes them super simple to whip up and serve and so flavorful thanks to The Jank barbecue sauce slathered all over. I'm not necessarily what you'd call a barbecue sauce expert but I just love The Jank for so many reasons. Flavor-wise, it's tasty and well-balanced. Additionally, the company is black-owned, Texan, and committed to giving back! Their mission is "Making souls smile..." It doesn't get much better than that, y'all. I chose the spicy version, which has a pleasing amount of kick but there's also an original version if you don't want as much heat.
Another integral ingredient to these bites is H-E-B natural chicken, which is one of my protein go-tos. I'm not a full-on "crunchy" naturalist tree-hugger person yet but I do appreciate transparency in what I buy and eat and this chicken fits the bill. To make sure that the chicken and veggies don't dry out or turn soggy while getting their bake on in the oven, I drizzled them with a little Montana Mex Avocado oil, which also adds a touch of flavor.
I found both The Jank sauce and the avocado oil at the Cooking Connection inside my H-E-B and, thanks to the kind gentleman working there, I snagged a coupon for the oil. If you know me then you know coupons make any situation even better. 🙂 The veggies of your choice and a bit of good ol' sea salt and black pepper round out what you need to make these. Oh, and toothpicks! I used the cocktail kind because they are a little longer but you can use standard toothpicks as well. I hope you get to try these out and munch on them with friends and family while you root for...whoever will be playing this year! These bites are also great for pretty much any other occasion.
What's your go-to game day snack? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!
BBQ Chicken Veggie Bites
- 2 pounds chicken breast cut into 2-inch chunks
- 4 carrots cut into ½-inch pieces
- 1 large white onion cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 green bell pepper cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 cup barbecue sauce I used The Jank Spicy
- ¼ cup water
- drizzle avocado oil I used Montana Mex cold pressed extra virgin
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
- cocktail toothpicks or skewers
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay out your toothpicks and cut chicken and veggies for assembly.
- Slide one piece of chicken, 2 pieces of onion and one of each bell pepper and carrot onto each toothpick and place in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper then drizzle with avocado oil. In a small bowl, mix water and half the barbecue sauce. Spoon or brush over bites. Bake in oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
- Once finished baking, drizzle with remaining sauce and serve.
Yum! That looks so good! This is perfect for parties! I am bookmarking this!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
This looks mouthwatering! I pinned it to save and make later.
I live in Houston too and didn't even think of listing my house on air bnb! That's genius!! Lol Also, I think I'll be adding this recipe to my game day menu. Looks delicious!
It's so tempting when some folks are able to bring in a mortgage payment in one weekend! I haven't decided yet. Thanks for reading!
My mouth is watering - these look delicious! And as always, your photos are amazing!
Thanks so much and thanks for reading!
These look delicious! I will have to look for the avocado oil the next time I visit my family in Houston!
Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons says
Yum! These look amazing! I used to live in Houston, I can only imagine how crazy it is right now!
Elle Heath says
These look delicious! That BBQ sauce looks so so good. I did have a giggle because we thought about listing our house on air B&B too. Hahaha.
I'm still thinking about it lol. Thanks for reading, Elle!
These sound so tasty and I love how they aren't something fried to serve to people. Thanks for sharing.
robin masshole mommy says
Those veggie bites sound so good. I think my whole family would love this meal, so I will be trying it VERY soon!
These look delicious and so easy to make! That sauce sounds amazing, too! I'll have to try these for dinner soon!
We always make cowboy caviar for games. It got so popular I had to make a post of out it. Bowl is gone by halftime!
Terri Steffes says
Your peeps are going to be very happy! I'm going to try it, so my peeps will be happy, too!
Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. says
I live in the south and everyone here thinks you need to have some deep fried food if you wanna BBQ. I'm glad to see people making a healthier dish!
rachel lavern says
I only glanced at the images because I am on a 21-day fast and it would just be too tempting
I'm so hungry now! This looks amazing! I think it's perfect for the summer time and I can't wait to use the recipe!
Low carb, gluten free and dairy free, what's not to love about this recipe? I've tried grapeseed oil lately but haven't tried avocado oil...that's next!
I hadn't even thought about it being low carb or gluten free lol. Thanks for reading!
Yummy, easy to make and healthy too. That's a win win situation.This will be on the menu for my next family gathering.
These look fantastic and healthy. Just what we need for the Super Bowl that will satisfy both my husband and me.
These look amazing, I've never used avocado oil. What is the flavor? I can't wait to try them out.
The flavor is very light. Thanks for reading!
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
HA! We talked about renting our house out through airbnb too -we're in SE Houston! The recipe looks perfect for game day snacks, even if neither Texas team will be playing
I'm in SE Houston, too! I'm still contemplating it lol.
I've actually pinned this because it looks so good ..I'm definitely making this on game day.
Thanks, Marisa. I hope y'all love them!
Jennifer Marx (JenuineMom) says
These look delish! Perfect for a party. I like BBQ anything these days. Thanks for the recipe -- pinning it now!
Kit Stanwood says
I had no idea acaocado oil was a thing!!!!! Mind blown! Looking for that at the grocery store next time. These snacks look super cute!!!! Tiny lil skewers (:
Jennifer L Johnson says
These look so good!!! I love the skewers, I don't know why eatting off a stick makes food so much more fun!
Everyday Made Fresh says
We love kabobs in our house...we haven't made them in a very long time..And avocado oil?!? I'll be looking for that!
Brandi Puga says
Yum! This looks amazing! I know my kids would have a blast with this for dinner, they always want kabobs, haha
Mommy Engineering says
our go-to snack is bacon wrapped weinies in brown sugar! always a hit! these looks delicious! simple and easy to make, i can definitely give this a try this year!
This looks delicious and like something my kids could make for family cooking night. I have never used avo oil, I will have to try this out
These look amazing and if the Falcons make it to the Super Bowl I think I'll make them for our party! I absolutely love game food!
Rachel @ Kitchen Cents says
Oh boy, do these look yummy? My husband would love these. We have a fire pit with a grill over it. I bet this would be awesome with that fiery smokey flavor.
Yes, these would be great on the grill! Thanks for reading!
Krystle Cook says
These look perfect to be able to serve at a party. We are trying to get together our menu for the super bowl and these may just be perfect.
Karen Yannacio Morse says
This looks so super yummy an perfect as a game day snack! I am all about nachos for game day and love noshing on them!
These look so delicious! Perfect for grilling or game day! My husband is obsessed with bbq sauces, so I need to try these ones out!
Angela Ricardo Bethea says
This is the first time taht I heard avocado oil I would love to buy this, this is looks delicious and perfect for our dinner
Tabitha Shakespeare says
I love how simple this recipe is! It looks delicious and full of flavor! Thanks for sharing!
The Trophy WifeStyle says
Omg can we say yum?!? I'm always looking for new chicken recipes! Must give this a try.
Leslie Hernandez says
These look delicious I would love to try and make these!! they make great snacks or great for when I have people come over.
These look amazing definitely going to save the recipe and give them a shot. I'm sure my husband would love them as well.
Chelsea | New Kid on The Blog says
I love kebabs and these look amazing! They're a great way to make a meal healthy without sacrificing flavor.
oh man these look really good! i'll have to be trying it
Sheila Echols-Smesny says
These look wonderful (as do all your recipes)!
Lamar Jones says
This is an amazing recipe! Why am I just seeing this 2 years later?! I am humbled and appreciative. Thank you for taking the time to put this together. More importantly, thank you for supporting my vision. I would love to work with you on a project one day soon. Please send me an email if you feel we could work together on something. Preferably, in Houston. 2020 is our year! I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Lamar Sir Jankster" Jones
You're very welcome. Thanks for making such a wonderful product!