BBQ & Grilled Chicken Skewers and Kabob Recipes

Get marinades and grilling tips for moist, tasty chicken kabobs. Find recipes for dipping sauces, too.

Staff Picks

Grilled Pesto Chicken Kabobs

Rating: 5 stars
Pesto can sometimes be overpowering, but not in this recipe! Using it in a marinade adds the wonderful flavors of basil and garlic, without taking away from the natural flavors of the chicken and vegetables.

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Skewers with Miso Ranch

Rating: 5 stars
If 'teri' means 'shine,' and 'yaki' refers to grilling, then these chicken skewers are the poster children for teriyaki. Marinated in soy sauce, sake, and mirin, the chicken is grilled to sweet, smoky perfection and dipped in a refreshing, herby miso 'ranch' sauce that'll send your summer cookout guests into a frenzy. The only bottles not invited to this party are bottled teriyaki sauces! Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

Marty's Thai Chicken Satay

Rating: 4.75 stars
This is my own take on the classic Thai chicken satay! It's yum!
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Spicy Honey-Lime Chicken Thigh Kebabs

Rating: 4.75 stars
The flavors of summer come alive in these colorful grilled kebabs, complete with a kick of heat from the Sriracha and sweetness from honey. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes prior to using to prevent burning. Serve over rice and garnish with lime zest if desired.

Tahini Chicken Skewers

Rating: 5 stars
These tahini Asian chicken skewers are marinated and grilled. Delicious for a easy, quick summer BBQ!

Vietnamese Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

Rating: 4.6 stars
Chicken marinated with lemongrass and grilled. Garnish with rice paper, lettuce, cucumber, bean sprouts, mint, and ground peanut.

Slayer's Sweet, Tangy, and Spicy Kabobs

Rating: 4.57 stars
I acquired both my nickname and the idea for this recipe while working at an awful franchised restaurant in my college years. These are great for Summertime cookouts at tailgate partys or just for get-togethers. The sauce is fairly versatile and can be used for an array of different meats and applications (I originally used the sauce for chicken wings). For people such as myself who have acid reflux I have indicated some ingredients that can be left out in order to help curb the heartburn.

Best Ever Kabob Marinade

Rating: 4.45 stars
This is perfect for kabobs! We generally use chicken or pork and it is great with onions, zucchini, and portobello mushrooms! You'll wow your crowd with this one! This is enough marinade for 2 pounds of meat and the veggies.

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Rating: 4.42 stars
These kabobs are tender, sweet, and delicious. They're easy to make and only require a few ingredients.

Chicken Kabobs Mexicana

Rating: 4.41 stars
Chicken and veggie skewers marinated in cilantro, lime, and cumin. Serve with rice, salsa, and warm tortillas.

Reshmi Kebab (Silken Kebabs)

Rating: 4.4 stars
This is a traditional Muglai dish prepared in India. It gets its name from the succulence of the meat after prolonged marinating and light braising. Traditionally, chicken, beef or lamb meat is used, but prawns or scallops are good substitutes too for this smooth as silk kebabs. Serve with chatnis (dips made from coconut, cilantro and mint, usually found in Indian grocery stores) or tomato sauce.

Pineapple Chicken Tenders

Rating: 4.42 stars
Delicious little bites for an appetizer or a light meal with a salad!

Inspiration and Ideas

Caribbean-Inspired Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Rating: Unrated
"Great recipe. This will be in our family's steady rotation." – John Mudroch

Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Rating: 4.7 stars

Honey chicken kabobs with veggies. You can marinate overnight and make these kabobs for an outdoor barbecue as a tasty alternative to the usual barbecue fare! Fresh mushrooms and cherry tomatoes can also be used. (This can also be done in the broiler.)