This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cambria Estate Winery. All opinions are 100% mine.
A spicy and sweet, from scratch BBQ sauce sweetened with mango packs a fiery punch and makes these chicken skewers irresistible!
Baseball and Beer.
Sun Dresses and Flip Flops.
Summer evenings and BBQ.
Simple dinner dishes and Wine.
All the above things have a special place in my heart and make summer complete. I get giddy when we plan an outing to the KC Royals game for tailgating because I get to share a few beers with friends. The hot summer days are meant for sundresses to show off sun-kissed skin and fresh painted toes. Evenings spent on our back deck with an open flame putting the perfect char on our dinner. And the crisp and fruity chardonnay is the only way to end the day.
Cambria Estate Winery ® is a family owned vineyard from Santa Monica, California. For over 25 years they have been sustainably farming, wines to preserve the land for future generations. With the help of California’s cool-climate, they have crafted wines to win over 150 reviews with 90+ scores. Visit the Cambria blog for terrific recipes, DIY tips and news from the Cambria Estate Winery Vineyards.
With a wide range of Cambria’s hand-crafted wines to choose from, I am personally drawn to crisp, fruity white wines that compliment the freshness of a creamy cheese or tender chicken with a touch of heat.
Living in the Midwest, I have come to adore barbecue in every form. A tomato and vinegar based BBQ sauce is on top of my list. But not just any BBQ sauce would do; a sauce sweetened with fruit, as it is in abundance during the summer months. Sweet and tropical mango is added to the simmering sauce to naturally sweeten it, limiting the use of sugar. And a touch of chili powder brings the heat.
Every meal should be well rounded; from textures to colors to flavors. Among the most popular combinations are opposites. Its just facts…opposites attract. A touch of salt brings out the sweetness in cookies. And a touch of heat brings outs the sweetness in this BBQ sauce.
With today’s Fiery Mango BBQ Glazed Chicken Skewers, I was looking for a way to round out the meal. The full body Chardonnay with its pineapple hints, instantly cool off the heat of the BBQ sauce and compliments the mango to a ’T’.
Of Cambria’s unique wines, the Chardonnay has subtle citrus and tropical notes of pineapple, stone fruit and apple. The oak and vanilla balance out the body of the wine lending to the crisp, fresh finish I always look for in wines.
Long, summer days call for simple meals. Light up the grill, throw one last bit of spicy glaze on the BBQ chicken skewers, pour yourself a glass of crisp white wine and watch the sun set. You deserve it.
- 1½ pounds chicken breast, cut into ½ inch pieces
- 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 small red onion, cut into 1 inch slices
- 15 oz tomato sauce
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 2 cups diced mango
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp chile powder
- ¾ tsp cayenne
- 2 tsp hickory liquid smoke
- ½ cup water
- 12 skewers
- Combine all the ingredients except the chicken, peppers and onions into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender or a food processor.
- Add chicken to a shallow bowl and 1 cup of Mango BBQ sauce. Stir well to make sure all the chicken is coated with BBQ sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight.
- When ready to grill, light gril. While gril is prepping, if using wooden skewers, add to water and let soak for 30 minutes.
- To make skewers, add 1 red onion, 1 bell pepper and 1 piece of chicken. Repeat once more. Then move onto another skewer, until you have ran out of all ingredients. Discard marinade.
- Place skewers on preheated grill, and cook throughly; rotating every so often.
- In the last 5 minutes, baste the skewers with more BBQ sauce.
- Remove from grill and eat immediatly.
The legal drinking age is 21 years old, as always please drink responsibly.
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