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These easy grilled chicken kabobs are a crowd-pleasing BBQ favorite. Tender chicken, bell peppers, and red onions are a much-loved flavor combination that will be on repeat all summer long. You can use your favorite BBQ sauce in this recipe!

several grilled chicken kabobs with red onions and green and red peppers

This chicken kabob recipe yields tender, juicy chicken, and tasty veggies with the perfect little bit of smoky char.

The chicken skewer marinade couldn’t be more simple. It’s just BBQ sauce (use whatever you have on hand or try my delicious homemade apricot BBQ sauce) and olive oil. You don’t need to marinate these kabobs for a long time – 30 minutes does it.

I couldn’t be more excited that grilling season is back. Yeah, we’re those slightly crazy folks who BBQ year-round (yes, here in Canada!), but it is much more pleasant when you’re not freezing your butt off outside and when you can eat outside too!

These chicken kebabs are a great recipe to get back into grilling with if you haven’t already. 🙂

several easy grilled chicken skewers on a teal plate

How long does it take to grill chicken kabobs?

It varies depending on your BBQ/grill/grill pan, but these took 12 minutes total (turning once) on our gas BBQ.

What sides go with kabobs?

Coleslaw, potato salad, corn on the cob, a green salad, or pasta salad all work well.

close-up of marinated grilled chicken and vegetable kabobs on a plate

I hope you will enjoy this easy chicken skewers recipe!

What’s your favorite thing to BBQ?

Making chicken kabobs on the grill is fast and easy! A quick marinade, red onions, green and red peppers, and some skewers is all you need to make these healthy chicken kebabs. A delicious summer BBQ recipe!
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Easy Grilled Chicken Kabobs

These easy grilled chicken kabobs are a crowd-pleasing BBQ favorite. Tender chicken, bell peppers, and red onions are a much-loved flavor combination that you'll be repeating all summer long. You can use your favorite BBQ sauce in this recipe!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Marinade time: 30 minutes
Total: 52 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red pepper  cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 green pepper  cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 red onion  cut into bite-size pieces


  • Add the BBQ sauce and olive oil to a small bowl and mix together (or mix right in your measuring cup). 
  • Prep your chicken. Add it to a bowl or a large ZipLoc bag, along with 3/4 of the BBQ sauce and olive oil mixture. Reserve 1/4 of the BBQ sauce mixture for brushing on the skewers later. Let the chicken marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, up to a few hours. If you're going to be using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them at least 30 minutes prior to grilling.
  • Cut your veggies up. Assemble the skewers by alternating the chicken and veggies. I was able to make 8 skewers.
  • Oil the grate of your grill and preheat it to high heat. 
  • Reduce heat to medium. Brush the top of the skewers with half the remaining sauce and grill each skewer for 5-6 minutes. Turn the skewers over, brush them with the rest of the sauce, and then grill for another 5-6 minutes. I did 12 minutes total on our gas BBQ with the lid down. 


  • Every grill/BBQ/grill pan is different, so please adjust cooking time as needed to ensure that the chicken is cooked properly and to your liking (165F is the recommended safe internal temperature for chicken). 

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  1. Vanessa says:

    5 stars
    So easy to make, even did the homemade apricot BBQ sauce. Juicy, flavorful and kid approved.

    1. Natasha says:

      I’m so pleased they were a hit, Vanessa! 🙂 Thanks for your review!

  2. Big boi says:

    So fucking good

    1. Natasha says:


  3. Teresa Blackburn says:

    I love the ease of kabobs and how easy and ahead you can prepare them for a few folks or for a group.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy April.

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks, Teresa! 🙂

  4. Marissa says:

    5 stars
    These look juicy and delicious, Natasha!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks so much, Marissa! 🙂