Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

grilled rainbow kabobs with chicken

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Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs are loaded with flavor, colorful, and easy to make! Marinate chicken in some simple spices to add lots of flavor and then thread on skewers with veggies. They cook on the grill in as little as 10 minutes for an easy summer dinner! 


  • 1.5-2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large red onion, cut into thick slices or wedges
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into squares
  • Vegetable Oil, optional for greasing the grill
  • Metal Skewers or Wooden Skewers soaked in water


  1. Marinate Chicken Thighs - In a medium/large bowl, mix together the marinade (olive oil, lemon juice, and spices). Add the chicken pieces and toss to coat. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge (perfect amount of time to preheat the grill) or up to 8 hours.
  2. Assemble Kabobs - Using either metal skewers or wooden skewers that have been soaked in water, start threading on the chicken and veggies. I like to alternate for a pretty presentation.
  3. Preheat Grill - Preheat the grill to medium heat (450 degrees F) for direct grilling (ie. the kabobs will go directly over the flame).
  4. Grill - Grease your grill grates, if desired, with vegetable oil on a paper towel using grilling tongs. Then add kabobs to the grill. Close the grill and grill for about 10-15 minutes, turning every few minutes so they cook evenly. They are ready to turn when they release easily from the grill. They are done when the chicken is fully cooked (internal temperature reads 165 degrees F). 
  5. Serve - Removed from the grill and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving. Sprinkle with fresh parsley to serve.

Keywords: Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs, Mediterranean Kebab, Grilled Chicken Kabobs

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