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Our family loves grilling recipes, especially easy ones like this Grilled Chicken Kabobs. The chicken on this recipe turned out so juicy and packed with flavor. Plus, it’s very simple to make!

grilled chicken and vegetable skewers on a white platter.
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These chicken kabobs take cookout to the next level. Bite-sized pieces are placed on a skewer for a healthy dinner idea. My whole family loves the way these taste because of the amazing marinade.

These kabobs is great served with Grilled Green Beans. It’s also great with Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob. Clean up is a breeze when you cook on the grill! Plus, the kitchen stays cool and mess free. Everyone is happy and the meal is so delicious.

These kabobs can even be made on the Blackstone. Check out more Blackstone Chicken Recipes.

Why We Love This Recipe

The best part about chicken kabobs is that you decide what you put on them. I love how easy it is to customize this chicken kabob recipe so that everyone is happy.

I can make it and you can make it and we have two completely different recipes. It is a win all around! If you like kabobs, you might also like our shish kabob recipe.


Photo of ingredients: diced chicken, vegetables and seasonings for marinade.

For the full recipe and ingredients, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

Jazz up this chicken kabob recipe and make it your own. I thought I would give you a few ideas to jazz up these kabobs your way.

  • Mushrooms
  • Sweet sausage
  • Spicy sausage
  • Fresh jalapeños
  • Zucchini or Summer Squash
  • Bell Peppers
  • Onions or red onions
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Steak bites
  • Skinless Chicken thighs

What else would you add to your grilled chicken kabobs? We have even mixed in fresh herbs such as rosemary and thyme for flavor.

I bet pineapple would be amazing too. Fruit is so tasty grilled! It really adds to the sweet and savory aspect. Yum!

How to Make Grilled Chicken Kabobs

  • Step 1 – Whisk together in a large mixing bowl the olive oil, vinegar, honey, minced garlic and seasonings. Set aside.
  • Step 2 – First, get the veggies and chicken ready. Cut the boneless skinless chicken breasts into small pieces but not too small. I like to keep them chunky so they don’t fall off the skewers. Cut the veggies and set them aside.
  • Step 3 – Second, marinade in the chicken kabob marinade for 30 minutes to 3 hours. The longer the better for the flavors to really soak in.
diced vegetables and chicken in a bowl with marinade.
  • Step 4 – Next, preheat the grill so it gets nice and hot.
  • Step 5 – Thread the chicken to skewers (you can use wooden skewers but we bought some metal skewers on Amazon and they’re great). At this point, you can also add other ingredients like the red onion, zucchini, squash and red bell peppers.
chicken and vegetable skewers on wooden tray
  • Step 6 – Grill on the grill, rotating them often for about 15 minutes until chicken is cooked through. We use grilling tongs so we didn’t burn our hand. I have also heard that these grilling mitts work great.
chicken and vegetable kabobs on the grill
  • Step 7 – The time may vary slightly depending on how large you cut the pieces of chicken and how thick each piece is. Serve with your favorite sides.

Recipe Tips

  • Skewers – If you use wooden skewers make sure to allow them to soak in water before threading chicken and vegetables. You can also use metal skewers, handle with care using a hot pad. They will be hot.
  • Preparing Chicken and Vegetables – We recommend to cut the vegetables and chicken about the same size so they cook evenly.
  • Helpful tools – You might like to use grilling tongs to turn the shish kabobs and easily remove them from the grill. Super helpful. Some people also like to use grilling mitts.
  • Cooking Methods – If you prefer you can make these on a grill pan, on a baking sheet in the oven or on a indoor grill. Cooking times may change based on your cooking methods.
grilled chicken and vegetable skewers on a white platter.

Serving Suggestions

Chicken kabobs make the best meal idea. These kabobs can easily served as is or add one of these easy side dishes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does it Take to Grill Kabobs?

These kabobs will take about 15 minutes to cook. Cooking time will vary but we recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken is cooked through before removing from the grill.

How do you Grill Chicken Kabobs without burning them?

Place the prepare the chicken and veggies kabobs directly on the grill. Allow to cook for about 2-3 minutes and then rotate the kabob. This will ensure that all sides cook evenly.

How often do you Flip Chicken Kabobs on the Grill?

We recommend flipping the kabobs about every 3 minutes.

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The leftovers will last about 3 days if stored properly.

grilled chicken and vegetable skewers on a white platter.

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Grilled Chicken Kabobs

5 from 22 votes
Easy Grilled Chicken Kabob Recipe. Only 2 ingredients needed for this marinade for grilled chicken kabobs.This is the best grilled BBQ Chicken Kabob recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinade (optional) 3 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 377


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  • Cut the chicken into 1-2 inch pieces. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Marinade the chicken with the sauce ingredients either in a bowl or a large ziplock bag. Marinade for at least 30 minutes but no more than 2 hours as the vinegar will break down the chicken.
  • Soak the skewers in water for at least 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the grill to a medium high heat and spray the grill with a non-stick cooking spray or brush the grates with olive oil to prevent the kabobs from sticking to the grill.
  • Prepare the kabobs by threading the chicken and veggies onto the wooden skewers until all the chicken and veggies are on the skewers.
  • Grill the kabobs for approximately 10-15 minutes (turning every few minutes to cook evenly) until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F and the veggies are the tenderness that you prefer.
  • Remove the kabobs from the grill to a serving plate and serve the lemon over the top of the kabobs.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Serving 10g, Calories 377kcal, Carbohydrates 14g, Protein 26g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 73mg, Sodium 663mg, Potassium 671mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 1238IU, Vitamin C 72mg, Calcium 57mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. Brenda says:

    This chicken kabob recipe worked out great. Everything came out colorful and tasty.

  2. Carrie says:

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing Charlene!

  3. Charlene Connell says:

    5 stars
    These are my family’s absolutely favorite kabobs. Sometimes simple is best.
    We grill them up with smoked sausage, zucchini, bell peppers, onions & grape tomatoes. I served it with a Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad for a perfect summer meal.

  4. Carrie says:

    I would cook this in the oven at 350 for about 20-30 minutes until done.

  5. Amy says:

    If you don’t have a grill and you have an oven how long do you put them in the oven for

  6. Carrie says:

    Tammy – I’m glad you are here. We have lots of Keto recipes on the website. Just search Keto in the search bar on the home page. Thank you!

  7. Tammy says:

    Looking for low carb recipes