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Grilled Marinated Chicken Skewers with Fresh Herbs
4.92 from 12 votes

Grilled Marinated Chicken Skewers

Learn how to grill Chicken Skewers with this Fresh Herb Marinade!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 303kcal


  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs - cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup herb marinade - recipe below
  • Salt
  • 1 lemon - juiced
  • Bamboo Skewers

For the marinade:

  • 1.5 cup fresh parsley - chopped fine
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro - chopped fine
  • ½ cup fresh basil - chopped fine
  • 6 cloves garlic - fresh, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger - grated fresh
  • 1.75 cups olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper


  • Soak bamboo skewers in water for 15 minutes to prevent burning.
  • To prepare marinade- place all ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt and fresh pepper.
  • Place cubed chicken pieces in a bowl and add approximately 1/4-1/2 cup of the marinade, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Mix well to combine.
  • Skewer the chicken pieces and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow chicken to marinate.
  • Meanwhile turn your grill on medium-high.  When grill is ready place the skewers on the grilling surface, leaving space between each skewer to ensure even cooking. Since the marinade already has oil in it, additional oil is not necessary. Depending on the size of your chicken pieces, cook each side of your skewers for approximately 3-4 minutes (total of 12-16 minutes). With each turn baste with additional marinade.
  • Check for doneness and remove skewers from the grill. Serve with pita, hummus, tzatziki, and fresh veggies.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 794mg | Potassium: 839mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 2375IU | Vitamin C: 49.3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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