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Others have used gel stain over lightly sanded pre-finished wood. I have not tried this so I
Either way, if you have something with a similar finish that you can play around with, I'd recommend practicing.
Another idea is have them professionally sprayed with a colored polyurethane like Polyshades. I believe Cabot has a poly and finish combo too. It's sold at L's Home Improvement stores. Ask some professional painters that work for construction companies and have stained wood using sprayers before about what they'd charge. It might be well worth the cost when you consider the worth of ones kitchen cabinets and how much work and time it would save you.