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The Best Grilled Chicken Kabobs Recipe

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Whip up these easy chicken kabobs today. A homemade marinated chicken that is transformed into grilled chicken kabobs that will satisfy the whole family.

Thread the chicken on the kabobs, and get to grilling. Feel free to add some chopped veggies to pair with your boneless chicken thighs or chicken breast.

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Chicken Kabobs

Chicken Skewers are something we eat regularly in the summer. And we also switch it up with steak as well, for a tasty dinner option.

Pair with some grilled veggies or add colorful vegetables to your skewers for a full dinner that doesn’t heat up the home.

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How To Make Chicken Kabobs

This recipe for homemade kabobs is crazy simple. Create a homemade chicken marinade that you will soak your chopped up pieces of chicken in.

Once the chicken has had time to soak up all the glorious marinade, you will slide your chicken pieces right onto a skewer!

Toss on the grill and cook until the chicken is fully cooked.

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What Are The Best Skewers To Use

I used metal skewers for they are easy for me and what I have on hand. You are welcome to reach for wooden skewers as well. If you do wood, they need to soak in water for at least 30 minutes before you place the chicken pieces on it.

If you don’t soak the wooden skewers they will burn up when you go to cook them on the grill.

How Long To Marinate Chicken

The optimal time for marinating chicken is 8 hours in this marinade. Now, if you can’t swing that, then I suggest at least 4 hours.

The longer your raw chicken slices marinate, the stronger the flavor will be in your kabob recipe. Then you will pick up smoke flavors for your chicken on the grill. I prefer to use my pellet grill.

How To Grill Vegetables On The Grill

If you want to grill vegetables to go with your chicken skewers, feel free to pick and choose all the veggies you want. I did pineapple, mini peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, and more.

You just want to wash and prep your vegetables and thinly sliced. Then toss on the grill and cook till lightly charred and tender. Fruits and vegetables can cook for around 5-10 minutes. Depending on the veggie or fruit will depend on the time.

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Best Way to Each Chicken Skewers

The safest way to eat chicken skewers is to take a fork and remove each piece of meat. Eating around the metal or wood skewer can be a little tricky so it never hurts to pull off the skewer onto your plate.

What To Serve With Kabobs

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Chicken Kabobs

Yield: 6-8 kabobs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes

The Best Grilled Chicken Kabobs Recipe that uses a homemade chicken marinade that transforms the flavor of these easy chicken skewers.


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped thinly
  • ¼ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced


  1. First you want to take a bowl and place your chopped chicken. I cut my boneless chicken into squares that were all similar size. This is important for an even cook.
  2. Now add in your soy sauce, green onions, lime juice, brown sugar, ginger, red pepper flakes and garlic. Mix up the chicken with marinade, and cover.
  3. Store in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours up to 8 hours. 8 hours is best.
  4. Then when ready, heat your grill up. I did 450 degrees on my pellet grill, but you are welcome to just allow it to get hot if you can't adjust the temperature.
  5. While the grill is warming up, you will want to take your chicken and place on the skewers. You can do as many skewers as you would like for your chicken kabobs.
  6. Place your chicken skewers on the grill and cook for 4-6 minutes, while turning. Then cook an additonal 4-6 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. Depending on the thickness of your chicken will vary in the cook time.
  7. Serve immediently with your favorite sides.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 947mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 23g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading.

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