Easy Kebab Recipes

Mix your favorite meats and fresh produce on skewers for your next cookout. These flavorful kebab recipes are sure to impress guests.

  • Caribbean Chicken Kebabs with Lime-Cayenne Butter
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Caribbean Chicken Kebabs with Lime-Cayenne Butter

    Marinate chicken in a tangy mixture of orange juice, soy sauce, and ginger, grill on skewers alongside pieces of onion, bell pepper and pineapple, and baste with a spicy lime butter.
  • Halibut Kebabs with Grilled Bread and Pancetta
    Photo: Peden & Munk; Styling: Amy Wilson  

    Halibut Kebabs with Grilled Bread and Pancetta

    We couldn't believe how outrageously yummy these halibut skewers are. Crusty Italian bread and halibut are seasoned with fresh rosemary, then woven with pancetta and grilled until golden.

  • Tuscan Pork Kebabs
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie Clark

    Tuscan Pork Kebabs

    Coming in at less than 200 calories per serving, this colorful grilled summer dish is perfect for a light picnic on the patio. Sautéed chard makes a simple side.
  • <p>Pesto Shrimp Kebabs</p>

    Pesto Shrimp Kebabs

    Red and yellow bell peppers pop next to pesto-marinated shrimp. Serve these seafood skewers atop couscous, orzo, or a green salad.
  • Chicken Kebabs and Nectarine Salsa
    Photo: John Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Chicken Kebabs and Nectarine Salsa

    This company-worthy meal has a hint of spice from the chicken that is balanced by the flavors from the nectarine salsa.
  • Chicken Kebabs with Cucumber Noodles
    Photo: Stephen Devries; Styling: Cindy Barr  

    Chicken Kebabs with Cucumber Noodles

    Marinated in a little honey, ginger, soy sauce, and peanut oil, Asian-inspired Chicken Kebabs with Cucumber Noodles are paired with cucumber noodles to create an easy weeknight dinner.

  • <p>Pork and Pineapple Kebabs</p>

    Pork and Pineapple Kebabs

    Reminiscent of a Hawaiian pizza, these kebabs combine savory and sweet flavors using pork tenderloin, pineapple, and poblano peppers.
  • Seafood Kebabs
    Photo: David Hillegas; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell

    Seafood Kebabs

    When you can’t decide between seafood and sausage, go with these grilled kebabs featuring smoked sausage plus shrimp, snapper, and scallops. Marinate all the ingredients in an orange –cumin vinaigrette for a spicy, citrus flavor.
  • <p>Swordfish a la Mojito</p>

    Swordfish à la Mojito

    Flavors from the classic cocktail shine in this simple recipe. Lime juice, fresh mint, rum and brown sugar create a delectable marainde for grilled swordfish kebabs.
  • Grilled Sirloin Skewers with Peaches and Peppers
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Grilled Sirloin Skewers with Peaches and Peppers

    Online reviewers rave about the combination of flavors from grilled sirloin steak, fresh peaches, onions, bell peppers, and tangy sauce. Turn to this recipe when you need an easy summertime dinner.
  • Pork Tenderloin with Costa Rican Coffee Glaze
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Pork Tenderloin with Costa Rican Coffee Glaze

    Discover the magic of using brewed coffee in a basting sauce. The coffee contributes deep color as well a rich, robust flavor to the glaze that’s spiked with rum, molasses, cinnamon, and cocoa.
  • Seasoned Lamb Kebabs
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

    Seasoned Lamb Kebabs

    Dinner's a breeze with Seasoned Lamb Kebabs on the menu. Save time by combining this recipe's bevvy of warming spices in advance, and chop veggies and store them in the fridge until it’s time to make your skewers.

  • <p>Beef and Bell Pepper Kebabs</p>
    Photo: Steven Devries; Food Styling: Blakeslee Wright Giles; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

    Beef and Bell Pepper Kebabs

    Strips of beef sirloin and multicolored bell peppers marinate in bold Asian flavors like soy sauce, ginger, and five-spice powder before grilling to perfection.
  • <p>Chicken, Red Onion, and Prosciutto-Wrapped Plum Kebabs</p>

    Chicken, Red Onion, and Prosciutto-Wrapped Plum Kebabs

    The prosciutto-wrapped plums are the highlight of these easy chicken kebabs, as their savory-sweet flavors become more pronounced on the grill.
  • Lamb Kebabs with Yogurt Sauce

    Lamb Kebabs with Yogurt Sauce

    At 95¢ a serving, these colorful Mediterranean-style lamb skewers are a great choice for outdoor entertaining.
  • Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Kebabs
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Kebabs

    A marinade of pomegranate molasses, orange juice, balsamic vinegar and rosemary adds amazing sweet and savory flavor to these tender chicken kebabs.
  • <p>BBQ Tempeh and Mushroom Kebabs</p>

    BBQ Tempeh and Mushroom Kebabs

    Vegetarians and carnivores alike will dig the combination of meaty mushrooms, soy tempeh, and cherry tomatoes.
  • Anticuchos (Peruvian Beef Kebabs)
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Anticuchos (Peruvian Beef Kebabs)

    Get authentic Peruvian flavor by rubbing the steak with a fiery spice rub of hot paprika, black pepper, and turmeric and serving with a savory yellow bell pepper sauce.
  • Jamaican Jerk Beef Kebabs
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Jamaican Jerk Beef Kebabs

    Add island flair to your grilled kebabs by coating the beef cubes in a spicy hot mixture of habanero pepper, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Grill red bell pepper and ripe plantain pieces on skewers with the beef for a complete meal.
  • <p>Steak and Avocado Kebabs</p>

    Steak and Avocado Kebabs

    Rich avocado provides the perfect foil to lean sirloin steak. Use avocados that are firm, not mushy, in order to maintain their shape on the grill.
  • Yogurt-marinated Chicken Kebabs with Israeli Couscous
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Dan Becker

    Chicken Kebabs with Couscous

    The bold flavor in the chicken kebabs comes from the Indian spice blend, garam masala, curry powder, and feta cheese. Marinate the pieces of chicken in the spiced yogurt mixture, grill on skewers, then serve over Israeli couscous.
  • Hoisin-Glazed Beef Kebabs
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Hoisin-Glazed Beef Kebabs

    All it takes is a little sweet hoisin sauce, ginger, and rice vinegar to turn your beef tenderloin skewers into an Asian-style dinner. Round out the meal with cellophane noodles and grilled bok choy.
  • <p>Salmon, Asparagus, and Fresh Lemon Kebabs</p>

    Salmon, Asparagus, and Fresh Lemon Kebabs

    Pink-fleshed salmon is a nutritional powerhouse, along with asparagus and lemons. The three together make these kebabs uber healthy (and delicious).
  • Teriyaki Pork and Pineapple
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Teriyaki Pork and Pineapple

    A 3-ingredient marinade of mirin, sake, and soy sauce adds sweet and salty flavor to the pork tenderloin, onion, and pineapple chunks. Grilling caramelizes the natural sugars in the pineapple and onion and brings out their amazing sweetness.
  • <p>Lamb, Tomato, and Mint Kebabs</p>

    Lamb, Tomato, and Mint Kebabs

    Lamb and mint are a classic combo, but this spin-off ditches the mint jelly for fresh mint leaves.
  • Steak-and-Vegetable Kebabs

    Steak-and-Vegetable Kebabs

    Make a meal on a skewer by grilling sirloin steak pieces with bell pepper, onion, and zucchini, then serving over salad greens.
  • <p>Albacore Tuna, Cucumber, and Potato Kebabs</p>

    Albacore Tuna, Cucumber, and Potato Kebabs

    These kebabs are a good way to use tuna loin, especially any odd-shaped pieces left over from making another recipe. Cooking cucumber may seem unusual, but heat brings out its sweetness.

  • <p>Yogurt-Marinated Chicken and Zucchini Kebabs</p>

    Yogurt-Marinated Chicken and Zucchini Kebabs

    Middle Eastern-inspired spices and Greek yogurt create a tangy marinade for humble chicken breasts, while thick zucchini slices hold up well on the grill.
  • Classic Beef Shish Kebabs

    Classic Beef Shish Kebabs

    The trick with this shish kebab recipe is to cook the beef separately from the vegetables so nothing overcooks. You can prepare this recipe on an electric grill pan, charcoal or gas grill.
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