Chicken Kebabs

A wonderful recipe for those days that they are warm enough to fire  your grill up  in the garden. A lovely way to quickly and easily combine chicken, vegetables and mushroom.

  • Author: Beatriz García
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-8 kebabs 1x
  • Cuisine: Turkish


Units Scale

For the Chicken Kebabs

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 12 zucchini (depending on size)
  • 8 oz. white mushrooms
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 small red onion

Marinade for Chicken Kebabs

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt



 Prepare the Marinade

In a mason jar, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, honey, paprika, cumin, parsley, and salt. Close the lid and shake until completely combined.

Marinate the Chicken

Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and then place them in a zip-top bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken and let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.

 Cut the Vegetables

Cut the zucchini, peppers, onion, and mushrooms into the same 1-inch size pieces as the chicken.

Add all of the vegetables to a bowl and coat with the other 2 tablespoons of olive oil and some salt and pepper. Set aside until the chicken is done marinating.

I don’t add the mushrooms to the bowl with the other veggies because salting them will draw out their moisture. I thread them on without oil or seasoning and they cook up perfectly as is!

 Thread the Skewers

When your chicken has finished in the marinade, you can start threading all of the ingredients onto your skewers.

 Grill the Chicken Kebabs

Get your grill preheated to medium heat, around 350°F (177°C), and coat the grill grates with oil.

Place the kebabs on the grill and cook, flipping occasionally, for 10-15 minutes. The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).