Tailgating with Beam & Bird Kabobs


seventailgateHappy Monday, everyone!  I hope you had  fantastic weekend.  Here, the weather was gorgeous, unseasonably warm, sunny skies, and the smell of Hokie Football was in the air!  It worked out for us that we could take Seven to the game, so of course, he had a great time. (That is, after we bought lemonade and he proceeded to eat the lemons out of it for a good 30 minutes. Other than that, he was a squirmer, bellyacher, and downright aggravating child to be around.  In his defense, he IS three, and it was really hot in the stands.  He was a trooper for the several hours of tailgating though and that’s what really matters!)

Last week I got a couple of tweets from Jim Beam, who encouraged me to come up with some tailgating recipes using their products.  It would seem that Beam has a new “Pre-Game Warm Up” Video Contest, and they are also wanting some great recipes to share.  I can do that!  Since Jon is a seasoned tailgater and grillmaster, I knew we could come up with something to fill the bill.  Our first endeavor was right on the money: Grilled Chicken & Peach Kabobs that were slathered in an easy Beam infused Peach Jelly Barbeque Sauce. Yum!  Really easy to put together, quick on the tailgate grill, and downright tasty!! What else could you ask for?


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makes twelve – 6 inch Kabobs

  • 3 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into pieces
  • 2 large fresh peaches, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup Barbeque sauce (I used Sweet baby Rays)
  • 1/2 cup Peach Jelly
  • 1/4 cup Jim Beam Bourbon
  • Salt, to taste

In small saucepan, combine barbeque sauce, jelly, and Jim Beam.  Simmer for 30 minutes, or until thickened.  Remove from heat and place in jar or bowl that has a lid.  Allow to cool until needed.  Skewer the chicken and peaches and keep refrigerated until needed.

On game day, heat your grill as directed.  Place kabobs on grill, turning once or twice until chicken is cooked through.  Before removing from heat, brush the skewers with the sauce, and allow to cook for about 3 minutes longer.  Remove from grill ,salt if desired, and enjoy!!





image Before I go, I just had to share with you a peek at Jon’s Tailgating Set-Up.  He takes it seriously!  He and his friend Adam built this VT grill that attaches to his truck hitch.  It was powdercoated in Hokie Orange, then he striped it in maroon. It looks phenomenal and gets lots of attention – plus, he mans it like a pro!  If you are ever tailgating on Southgate, let me know and we’ll invite you over!  There’s always plenty of amazing food to go around!

Have a great week, everyone, and please check back next week for my next Jim Beam Tailgating Recipe! (This time, it’s CHOCOLATE & CARAMEL.  Ohhhhhh. Yeah.

*Jim Beam and the Jim Beam Logo are a registered trademark, borrowed from the Jim Beam Website.  This recipe is a courtesy, and property of She’s Becoming DoughMessTic, not Jim Beam.

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