Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers

By Rena |

These Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers are so good and tender from a delectable marinade, and they’re grilled on the grill or grill pan for a lunch or dinner recipe that is so full of flavor! Lemon, pepper, and honey are some of the elements that make up these grilled chicken kabobs.

grilled lemon and pepper chicken skewers on kabobs

Lemon and herb chicken skewers are a great way to fit in a healthy and filling lunch or dinner recipe when you’re craving something bright, fresh, and full of citrus. Grilling lemon chicken skewers have never been easier with this simple and nourishing recipe!

Perfect for any BBQ, occasion, party, and summertime fun, these gluten-free lemon pepper chicken kebabs are grilled to perfection with a combination of flavors that will leave you begging for more. If you’re trying to feed a crowd, then these chicken skewers will come in handy because they’re so easy to plate and cooked within minutes with a marinade that leaves the chicken incredibly juicy.

Why You Will Love This tasty chicken breast recipe

  • Tender: The lemon pepper marinade for these chicken skewers make this chicken recipe incredibly tender and so easy to bite into. This chicken on sticks is filled so much flavor in every bite.
  • Quick: Since the chicken only marinates for an hour, this recipe comes together in a short amount of time! Once the chicken has marinated, it takes only a handful of minutes to cook the chicken.
  • Healthy: Gluten-free and made with real ingredients, this chicken skewers recipe is a meal you can feel good about feeding your family!
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Ingredients Needed To Make These Lemon Pepper Chicken Kebabs

This is just a list of ingredients you will need to make this grilled lemon chicken skewers recipe. Full measurements are listed further down below.

oil, olive, or any other type of neutral oil
lemons, both lemons juiced with one zested, you will also need wedges for serving
garlic, freshly minced cloves
oregano, freshly minced or dried oregano
honey
salt and pepper, Kosher
chicken breasts, large, boneless, and skinless, cut into 2-inch pieces
bamboo skewers, soaked in water

How to Make these grilled lemon chicken skewers

  • Mix ingredients: First, in a large bowl, add the oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic, oregano, honey, salt, and pepper and mix well.
  • Combine: Add the chopped chicken to the marinade and toss to evenly coat the chicken. Cover and marinade in the refrigerator for up to one hour.
  • Place on skewers: Next, thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the soaked skewers.
  • Grill: Heat a grill or grill pan, then grill the lemon pepper chicken skewers for six to eight minutes total or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Cook lemon wedges: To the same grill, add the lemon wedges and grill for up to three minutes or until grill marks appear.
  • Serve chicken: Serve the chicken with the wedges and enjoy!
chicken on kabobs with herbs and seasoning
grilled lemon chicken skewers on grill with marinade

Recipes Notes and Tips

  • Store the leftover Lemon chicken breast kabobs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Feel free to use maple syrup in place of the honey.
  • Be sure to soak the bamboo skewers in water before threading with the chicken.
  • Make sure to use a meat thermometer to make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through.
  • Be careful not to leave this chicken in the marinade too long or the texture of the chicken will off.
close view of grilled chicken kabob with lemon and pepper

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you close the grill when cooking kabobs?

If using an outdoor grill, you want to keep the lid closed as much as possible when using the grill so that the meat evenly cooks. When cooking on a grill pan, cook on medium heat so you don’t overcook the chicken.

How long and at what temperature do you grill chicken kabobs?

Heat the grill to at least 350 degrees Fahrenheit and up to 375°F when using an outdoor grill. Make sure the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165°F. You may use a food thermometer to check this. If you don’t have any, depending on the thickness of the chicken, you will need 4-5 minutes on each side for the chicken to cook thoroughly.

Can you soak skewers too long?

It is encouraged to soak wooden skewers for as long as you need to. There is no limit to soaking the skewers. The purpose of soaking wood skewers is to prevent them from burning before the meat is cooked.

Do you have to marinate chicken before grilling?

You don’t have to necessarily marinate chicken before you cook them, but if you want super tender and juicy chicken, then we highly recommend it!

grilled lemon chicken skewers on top of white surface

What To Serve With This Chicken Kebabs Recipe

So many types of sides and vegetables would taste amazing with these grilled lemon chicken skewers. You can serve these skewers with healthy Mexican street corn salad, watermelon feta salad with basil, or creamy potato salad. To keep it light consider serving them with this Mediterranean Chopped Salad.

Other Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Huli Huli Chicken

Grilled Greek Chicken Kabobs

Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

Grilled Chicken Kafta

Pan-Seared Salmon in Lemon Sauce

Creamy Chicken Spinach

Ultra Easy Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

grilled lemon and pepper chicken skewers on kabobs

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Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers

These Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers are so good and tender from a delectable marinade, and they're grilled on the grill or grill pan for a lunch or dinner recipe that is so full of flavor! Lemon, pepper, and honey are some of the elements that make up these grilled chicken kabobs.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Kosher, Low Calorie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Marinating Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lemons juiced and 1 zested
  • 2-3 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano minced, or 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 4 chicken breasts large, skinless and boneless, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • 8 soaked bamboo skewers

Instructions

  • To a large bowl, add all the ingredients, besides the chicken and mix well.
  • Next, add the chopped chicken and toss to get all pieces coated. Cover and marinate into the fridge for up to one hour.
  • Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the prepared skewers.
  • Heat a grill pan or an outdoor grill over medium-high heat. Grill for 6-8 minutes in total, or until the chicken is fully cooked through.
  • To the same preheated grill, add the lemon wedges. Grill for 1-3 minutes, or until grill marks appear.
  • Serve the chicken skewers with grilled lemon wedges and enjoy!

Notes

  • Store the chicken kabob leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Feel free to use maple syrup in place of the honey.
  • Be sure to soak the bamboo skewers in water before threading with the chicken.
  • Make sure to use a meat thermometer to make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through.
  • Be careful not to leave this chicken in the marinade too long or the texture of the chicken will off.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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