Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kebabs

Posted by on Jun 26, 2020 in blog

Our collection of summertime recipes would not be complete without at least one grilling recipe! These chicken and veggie kebabs are perfect to make ahead and enjoy after a busy day outside. I marinated both the chicken and the veggies to really infuse the flavors that the grill brings out perfectly.

In the afternoon, I recommend cutting the chicken into cubes and prepping the veggies so you can marinate them for a few hours prior to grilling. Also, make sure you don’t forget to soak your skewers for 10-20 minutes before grilling. They will still char, but at least they won’t ignite.  

When it comes to grilling, I cut my chicken into fairly large cubes. I grilled each kebab for 5-7 minutes on all four sides. You will be able to see light grill marks on each side, and the veggies should be charred on the outside. Before you pull everything off the grill, grab a knife and slice into a large chicken cube to make sure it is cooked thoroughly.

My family loved this “dinner on a stick” and I hope yours does too!


Claire and the Mamas at Mama Jess


Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kebabs


For the kebabs:

4-6 chicken breasts, cut into cubes

2 zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch slices

2 bell peppers, cut into inch-wide squares

1 red onion, sliced into wide slices

For the marinade (all ingredients divided between two bags):

4 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp garlic powder

2 tbsp oregano

2 tbsp parsley

Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Gather two large plastic bags. In one, add the chicken and half of the marinade ingredients. In the other, add the veggies and the rest of the marinade ingredients. Allow everything to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, up to 8 hours.
  2. 10-20 minutes prior to grilling, soak your wooden skewers to make sure they don’t catch on fire while grilling. If you are using metal skewers, don’t worry about this step.
  3. When the skewers have soaked, prepare the grill, and begin to prepare the kebabs.
  4. Spear chicken and veggies onto the skewer in any variation you want. Similarly, you can put the chicken and veggies on separate skewers. 
  5. Grill for 5-7 minutes on all four sides. Flip as light grill marks appear and the veggies start to char. When you have finished, cut into a large cube of chicken to make sure it is completely cooked through.
  6. Enjoy!