Chicken Kebab Grilled Recipe

These grilled chicken kabobs are one of my favorite chicken recipes and a go-to for summer cookouts. the chicken is marinated in yogurt, olive oil, lemon, garlic, and spices, and then grilled over an open flame until juicy and golden brown. the only time-consuming part of the recipe is threading the meat and onions onto skewers. if you’re in a time crunch, feel free to skip the skewers and grill the chicken pieces without them.

Perfect Chicken Kabob Recipe – Juicy Grilled Chicken Kabob

Grilled Chicken Kebabs πŸ”—

Everyone loves chicken breasts, but thighs make for better grilling. This recipe glazes chicken with hoisin and goes on skewers with bok choy and scallions.

Prep: 10min

Total: 30min


  • 1/4 c. hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 ” piece ginger, grated or minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or minced
  • 1 lb. chicken thighs, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 lb. baby bok choy, rinsed, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2″ pieces
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Toasted sesame seeds


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together hoisin, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic until thoroughly combined.
    Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add chicken, bok choy, and scallions. Drizzle over vegetable oil, season thoroughly with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high for 3 minutes, and soak skewers in a shallow pan filled with water for 10 minutes to prevent scorching. Once soaked, thread chicken, bok choy, and groups of 3 scallions onto skewers.
  4. Transfer skewers to the grill and cook for about 4 minutes, flipping occasionally. After the first 4 minutes, begin brushing the skewers with the hoisin mixture after each flip. Cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes, or until the thickest piece of chicken reaches 165ΒΊF on an instant read thermometer.
  5. Transfer to a platter, sprinkle on sesame seeds and serve.


How do you cook chicken kabobs on the grill?

Chicken and vegetables should be threaded onto skewers, cooked for 5-7 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through, then garnished with parsley and served.

How long cook chicken kebabs grill?

These tips apply to any type of kebab, so use them with any skewered meat recipe you come across. Get creative with your marinades! You can grill your meat kebabs over high, direct heat, and grill the vegetable kebabs over lower indirect heat.

What’s the best way to grill a kebab?

A good instant-read digital thermometer will make it easier to check for doneness. Chicken is done at 165Β°F. Your chicken kabobs are ready to serve hot off the grill; there is no need to rest before serving. It will take about eight minutes in total if you’re using white meat, about nine minutes if you’re using dark meat.

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