Spicy Lemon Chicken Kabobs Recipe
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Spicy Lemon Chicken Kabobs Recipe

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When I see Meyer lemons in the store, it must be spring. I like using them for these easy chicken kabobs, but regular grilled lemons still add the signature smoky tang. —Terri Crandall, Gardnerville, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium lemons, halved
  • Minced chives

Nutritional Facts

1 kabob: 182 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine lemon juice, 3 tablespoons oil, wine, pepper flakes and rosemary. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate up to 3 hours.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Thread chicken onto six metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered, over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once.
  3. Place lemons on grill, cut side down. Grill 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Squeeze lemon halves over chicken. Drizzle with remaining oil; sprinkle with chives. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Lemon Chicken Kabobs in Simple & Delicious April/May 2015

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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