Our Best Chicken Kebabs
Not sure what to make for dinner? Chicken kebabs have so much going for them. For one, they’re a great way to transform a few pieces of chicken and the random mix of produce in the crisper into a vibrant dinner. They’re a quick and easy grilled dinner. And most importantly, food on a stick is just more fun. Check out some of our favorite chicken kebab recipes and throw a few skewers on the grill tonight.
Lemon-Herb Chicken Kebabs
These light and summery kebabs are made with chicken thighs, which won’t dry out on the grill. Cut the chicken into strips and thread it, accordion-style, onto the skewers along with thinly sliced lemons and asparagus. The tangy herb and lemon marinade also tastes great with pork or lamb.
Glazed Chicken and Fig Skewers
Because they will cook more quickly than the chicken, skewer the figs separately.
Lemon-Herb Chicken Skewers with Blueberry-Balsamic Salsa
Blueberries are the standout ingredient for the sweet and sour sauce that accompanies these grilled kebabs.
Grilled Chicken Skewers with Asian Pear Slaw
These great chicken skewers are accompanied by a tangy and crisp slaw.
These chicken sate skewers are a super flavorful dinner option due to a lot of great spices used in this recipe.
Chicken Kebabs with Creamy Pesto
Use the vegetables you have on-hand with chunks of protein-rich chicken for a 20-minute family-friendly meal.
Boka Dushi (Dutch West Indian Chicken Kebabs)
This is the Dutch West Indian version of the classic Indonesian saté. The chicken is marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, molasses, lime juice, ginger, turmeric, and chile paste and served with a spicy peanut sauce.
Perfect Chicken Kabobs
These chicken kabobs have rightfully earned the title of "perfect."
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.
Yogurt-marinated Chicken Kebabs with Israeli Couscous
Before grilling the chicken on skewers, coat the pieces in a mixture of yogurt, garam masala and curry powder for authentic Indian flavor.
Caribbean Chicken Kebabs with Lime-Cayenne Butter
Create the flavor of the islands by grilling chicken on skewers with pinepple, onion and bell pepper pieces, and topping with a spicy lime butter.
Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Romesco Sauce
Grill seasoned chicken pieces on skewers and serve with a thick roasted red pepper sauce made by blending roasted red bell pepper, nuts, garlic and crusty bread.
Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish of garlicky meat or poultry served on pitas. This chicken version is flavored with a savory yogurt sauce.
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Kebabs
Marinate chicken 30 minutes in a tangy-sweet mixture of orange juice and pomegranate molasses, and then grill the chicken pieces with orange sections and sprinkle with fresh mint.
Chicken Skewers with Soy-Mirin Marinade
Create a grilled chicken dish with Japanese flavor by marinating the chicken in a mixture of soy sauce and sweet rice wine and grilling on skewers with bell pepper and sprinkling with sesame seeds.
Chicken Kebabs with Spicy Sauce
That jar of salsa hanging out in the back of your fridge has more in store for it than a date with a bag of tortilla chips. This easy chicken kebabs recipe will help you teach that lycopene-rich salsa some tasty new tricks.
Create an Indonesian-style meal by serving these spiced grilled chicken skewers with rice noodles tossed with cilantro, sesame seeds and sesame oil.
Look for aji amarillo paste, a spicy Peruvian seasoning made from yellow chile peppers, in Latin markets. It's wonderful in marinades and meat rubs.
Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Arugula Pesto
Wake up your grill from winter hibernation with flavorful skewers (chicken, sweet onion, and zucchini) paired with a zippy arugula pesto on the side. Serve with plenty of crusty bread to mop up the pesto.