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Grilled Chicken Kabobs on a white plate

Grilled Chicken Kabobs

These Grilled Chicken Kabobs are flavorful, juicy & easy to make! The chicken is marinated with Mediterranean spices, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Marinating Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into large bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large red onion cut into thick slices
  • bell peppers cut into thick slices
  • vegetable oil for greasing the grill


  • In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces to the mixture and mix well to combine. Allow the chicken to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours.
  • When ready to grill, thread the chicken onto wooden or metal skewers, being careful to fold any pieces that are long and thing. You can alternate the chicken with the onions and peppers, or group them together. Pour any leftover marinade on top of the chicken kabobs.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, and grease the grill with vegetable oil
  • Grill the chicken kabobs until fully cooked and golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Turn the skewers occasionally to allow for even cooking
  • Remove the chicken from the grill and serve with hummus, rice or salad.


  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for 3 days.
  • You can make the marinate the chicken up to 24 hours ahead of time. This will save you time if you're preparing many other dishes at once for a barbecue.
  • I used a variety of Mediterranean spices. If there are any you don't like or don't have, you can just add more of something else. I wouldn't leave out the olive oil, lemon juice or garlic though. 


Serving: 1skewer | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 250mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg