Grilled Chicken and Zucchini Kebabs

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Grilled Chicken and Zucchini Kebabs-easy grilled chicken and zucchini kebabs with a simple lemon herb marinade. These kebabs make the perfect summer meal!

easy chicken and zucchini kabobs on plate

During the hot summer months, we love dining al fresco. Eating outside is so fun, especially when entertaining.

We love using our grill to make dinner because we don’t have heat up the house and we get to spend more time outside. The boys can run around and play while we cook dinner.

These Grilled Chicken and Zucchini Kebabs are a summer favorite. The boys love them and I love that they get a vegetable with their protein.

Grilled Chicken and Zucchini Kebabs Recipe

First of all, is it kabob or kebab? Either way, this recipe is delicious:)

We love making these kebabs because you can prepare them in advance and they are SO easy! The ingredients are so simple and this recipe is perfect for using up the summer zucchini.

I know I am always looking for recipes to use up our garden zucchini, you can only make so much zucchini bread, ha!

Grilled Chicken kabobs with zucchini

How to Make Chicken Zucchini Kebabs

The marinade is made with olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, minced garlic, thyme, rosemary, olive oil, salt, and pepper. The simple lemon herb marinade is full of flavor.

  • Place the chicken pieces in a large Ziploc bag or bowl. Place the zucchini and red onion in a separate Ziploc bag or bowl. Set aside.
  • Pour half of the marinade into the freezer bag or bowl with the chicken pieces and pour the other half in the freezer bag or bowl with the zucchini and onion. Let marinade for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  • When ready to grill, make the kebabs. Alternate chicken, zucchini, and onion on skewers. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • If you are using wood skewers, make sure you soak them in water before using.
  • Lightly brush the grill with olive oil and preheat to medium heat.
  • Grill chicken kebabs, turning often so each side browns and has light grill marks, about 10-12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately.

This recipe is perfect for summer parties because you can have everything ready to go. When the guests arrive, throw the kebabs on the grill and mingle while they cook! This is a stress-free entertaining recipe!

Serving Suggetions

We love serving a few summer salads on the side! Here are a few of our favorite recipes that go perfectly with the kebabs.

Chicken and zucchini kabobs

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Grilled Chicken and Zucchini Kebabs

Easy grilled chicken and zucchini kebabs with a simple lemon herb marinade. These kebabs make the perfect summer meal!
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium zucchini, silced into thick rounds
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 large lemons
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon  chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken pieces in a large Ziploc bag or bowl. Place the zucchini and red onion in a separate Ziploc bag or bowl. Set aside.
  • Zest one of the lemons and place the zest in a medium bowl. Juice both lemons and add to the lemon zest. Add the minced garlic, thyme, rosemary, olive oil, salt and pepper. Whisk the marinade together. Pour half of the marinade into the freezer bag or bowl with the chicken pieces and pour the other half in the freezer bag or bowl with the zucchini and onion. Let marinade for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  • When ready to grill, make the kebabs. Alternate chicken, zucchini, and onion on skewers. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • Lightly brush the grill with olive oil and preheat to medium heat.
  • Grill chicken kebabs, turning often so each side browns and has light grill marks, about 10-12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately.

Notes

If using wooden skewers, soak them in water before using. If using metal skewers, no prep is necessary.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 526mg, Potassium: 489mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 321IU, Vitamin C: 44mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 1mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. What a perfect, healthy summer dinner! Grilled zucchini is SO GOOD. And red onion. And chicken. It’s all so good! Love this recipe – thank you for sharing!

    1. Dont you think that tofu will just crumble and fall off the skewers? I think fresh mushrooms would be better than tofu.

  2. Not only are these stunning, they look delicious! I love how easy it makes dinner when you can prepare ahead of time.

  3. This looks fabulous ~ great way to use up the zucchini in my garden. I think I’ll use the yellow ones too. I’ve gotten about 25 so far!!!!

  4. We love grilling too! Everything seems to taste better on the grill. Looks delish. Thank you for sharing.

  5. These are so perfect for summer – I have all the ingredients to make this for dinner tomorrow night. Can’t wait!

  6. We often grill kabobs and they are a huge hit with kids and grownups alike. Thanks for giving us a new twist on one of our fav meals!

  7. HI,

    I made these last night, what a great way to use up zucchini in the garden. Were also watching our weight (we are experiencing the retirement 10! lol) so these were a good choice. Delicious! Love your blog.

  8. Great Recipe,

    It looks so delicious and it also seems very easy to make.
    I am going to cook it tomorrow for my family.

    Thank You!