Sunday, June 12, 2011

Marinated Chicken Kebabs

Here's a quick and easy marinade for chicken kebabs! Perfect for these months of summer heat to do all the cooking outside!

2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
3 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp dried pepperoncino
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup corn oil
3 tbsp water
3 lbs chicken cutlets, cut into cubes
wooden skewers

1. Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. This mixture is basically a homemade version of a Good Season or other Italian dressing dry mix and can be stored for approx. 2 months in a sealed container. You could even double or triple this recipe and have it in your pantry(use approx 3- 3 1/2 heaping tbsp for each batch.) Then when you are ready to make the dressing, you have it on hand!

2. Add the olive oil, corn oil, and water to the dry seasoning and whisk to blend well.

3. Place the chicken cubes and the dressing together into a sealed bag or container and refrigerate overnight (at least 4 hours) to let the flavors become fully absorbed.

4. Soak your skewers half an hour or so before you are ready to assemble to help prevent burning. Slide the marinated chicken pieces onto the skewers.

5. Now you are ready to grill! Throw your kebabs on the grill until fully cooked, rotating halfway through to even char all sides. Enjoy your chicken kebabs as appetizer, a quick dinner, or a barbecue side dish!

Also featured on: Mouthwatering Mondays, Mangia Monday, and Mangia Monday


  1. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving a sweet comment. These kabobs look fabulous!

  2. Ciao!! I am getting hungry looking at these. Great recipe!

  3. Ooooo those look great. I just bought some new metal skewers for the summer grilling season (although we end up grilling all year through - but it was time to refresh). I'll have to make these soon - everyone in my family would eat them. Thanks for sharing on Mangia Mondays! I'm off to check out the rest of your recipes!

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  6. I'm visiting from Full Plate Thursday - love your recipe and I will be trying this for the summer months. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. These kabobs sound so good! I host a recipe swap on Wednesdays and I hope you'll stop by and share a recipe this Wednesday :)

  8. I love chicken on the grill.These look so delicious.

  9. Chicken kebabs are some of my most favorite things. Your marinade sounds fantastic. I have to give that a try!

  10. Great combination of spices in your marinade! I'm sure those were so tasty chicken kebabs!