Lemon Chicken Skewers

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jul. 20, 2023
Chicken skewers with tender chunks of chicken and garden-fresh veggies are easy to assemble and are always a hit at parties. —Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/2-in. pieces
  • 3 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-1/2-inch slices
  • 3 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 12 cherry tomatoes


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients; set aside 1/4 cup for basting. Pour half into a large bowl. Add chicken; turn to coat. Pour the remaining marinade into another large bowl. Add the zucchini, onions and tomatoes; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate chicken and vegetables for up to 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain chicken and vegetables, discarding marinade. Alternately thread chicken and vegetables onto metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 6 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.
Lemon Chicken Skewers Tips

Do you have to soak wooden skewers?

Yes! You have to soak wooden skewers so that they don’t burn on the grill. Soak them for up to 2 hours before assembling the kabobs.

What else can you put on chicken skewers?

There are many other foods you can put on chicken skewers. In addition to zucchini, tomatoes and onions, try adding bell peppers, mushrooms, potatoes or even pineapple. Check out some of our other easy grilled kabob recipes for more ideas.

What do you serve with chicken skewers?

All types of summer sides go well with lemon chicken skewers, such as grilled elote flatbread, macaroni coleslaw and grilled romaine salad. Don't forget to prepare a no-bake summer dessert to round out the meal.

How should you store chicken skewers?

Remove the chicken and veggies from the skewers and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. If you liked this recipe, try more of our best kabob recipes the next time you fire up the grill.

Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 skewer: 244 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 421mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.