Lemon Chicken Shish Kabobs

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Lemon Chicken Shish Kabobs
Lemon Chicken Shish Kabobs

These lemon chicken shish kabobs are easy to make and have a ton of flavor.  Since they benefit from being marinated for a couple of hours, they do need to be made a little in advance, but I think they are worth the wait!  And it can work in your favor if you’re looking for a tasty finger food to serve for a party.

Preparation Time:  5 minutes

Marinating Time: 2 hours – 24 hours

Cook Time:  10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes – 24 hours 15 minutes

Lemon Chicken Shish Kabobs
Lemon Chicken Shish Kabobs

What You Need


¼ cup olive oil
½ lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon cilantro
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts

Pots and Utensils

Large bowl


How To Put It Together

To Marinate:

Marinate the chicken in a bowl or plastic bag | Lemon Chicken Shish Kabobs
Marinate the chicken in a bowl or plastic bag

1. Mix all of the ingredients except for the chicken in a large bowl.

2. Chop the chicken into 1″ squares.

3. Add the chicken to the marinade.

4. Mix to coat the chicken.

5. Cover the chicken and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours.


To Cook:

Thread the chicken onto skewers | Lemon Chicken Shish Kabobs
Thread the chicken onto skewers

1. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and let sit for 30 minutes.

2. Pre-heat the grill to medium high (or turn on the broiler if you are going to cook them in the oven).

3. Thread the chicken on to skewers.  Some people like to soak the skewers in water for a few minutes before doing this, to prevent them from burning.

4. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until no longer pink inside, turning every 3 to 4 minutes.

Lemon Chicken Shish Kabobs
Lemon Chicken Shish Kabobs

Serve with the skewers for an easy to pick up finger food…or remove them from the skewers to serve over rice.

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