Chicken and veggie skewers

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Throw these skewers on the grill and you will see your neighbors noses peeking over the fence. They smell and taste phenomenal! My cousin Alla shared this shish kabob recipe with me. Apparently it’s quite popular in Washington state. Alla, I’m so glad you introduced me to this healthy and delicious marinade.

The first time I made these skewers I thought they were pretty good except I forgot the salt! Salt is a wonderful and necessary thing you know. Of course, I knew I had to make them again. And now, I will make them again,… and again, and again!

Ingredients for Chicken Marinade:

2/3 cup olive oil
2 medium lemons, juiced
2 Tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp salt (There. I made it bold, so you won’t forget 🙂 )
1 tsp pepper
4 large garlic cloves
1 handful of parsley
1 handful of dill (I used frozen dill and it worked well too)

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Ingredients for Shiskabobs:

2 lbs chicken breast or chicken tenders, diced into 1-inch squares
2-3 large red or yellow bell peppers or 3 medium Zucchini, 1/2-inch thick slices
2 medium red onions, sliced into 1-inch pieces
1 lbs button mushrooms, whole (pick the smaller ones if you can)
15 wooden skewers
Note: you may also use Mexican squash or any other squash you like.

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How to Make Alla’s wonderful chicken and vegetable marinade:

1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine all marinade ingredients and pulse about 15-30 seconds until well blended/chopped. You don’t even have to chop the garlic or parsley by hand. Don’t forget the salt. Done!

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2. Mix Veggies with half the marinade in one ziplock bag, and chicken with remaining marinade in a second ziploc bag and toss to coat with marinade. Refrigerate for around 4 hours, stirring occasionally.

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3.While veggies and chicken marinating, soak wooden skewers in a water bath; the longer the better. This keeps the skewers from burning on the grill.

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4.Start preheating your BBQ to around 400˚F. Thread meat and veggies on the skewer and grill over medium heat with the lid closed, turning every 2 minutes until chicken is fully cooked, approximately 15 min.
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Enjoy this super flavorful kebab recipe!

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Chicken and Veggie Marinade

4.92 from 12 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 11

Ingredients for Marinade:

  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium lemons, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1 handful of dill

Ingredients for Shiskabobs:

  • 2 lbs chicken breast or chicken tenders, diced into 1-inch squares
  • 2-3 large red or yellow bell peppers or 3 medium Zucchini, 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 2 medium red onions, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 lbs button mushrooms, whole
  • 15 wooden skewers

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a food processor, combine all marinade ingredients and pulse about 15-30 seconds until well blended/chopped. Don't forget the salt.
  • Mix Veggies with half the marinade in one ziplock bag, and chicken with remaining marinade in a second ziploc bag and toss to coat with marinade. Refrigerate for around 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • While veggies and chicken marinating, soak wooden skewers in a water bath; the longer the better. This keeps the skewers from burning on the grill.
  • Start preheating your BBQ to around 400˚F. Thread meat and veggies on the skewer and grill over medium heat with the lid closed, turning every 2 minutes until chicken is fully cooked, approximately 15 min. Enjoy!

Notes

These Shiskabobs reheat well, just place them in your oven at 400˚F for 10 min. Or remove from skewers and toss over a hot skillet until heated through.
Course: Condiments, Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken and Veggie Marinade
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $$
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  • Leslie Fidler
    June 8, 2021

    Natasha, you never cease to amaze me! Loved this recipe and will add it to my family cookbook. GREAT JOB! My family and I appreciate all you and your husband’s hard work in making this channel. It’s one of our favorites, thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2021

      I’m so happy you love our recipes, Leslie! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment

      Reply

  • Mary Sweat
    April 29, 2021

    Excellent! This was so easy and delicious! I’ve cooked many of your recipes and haven’t found one yet that we haven’t loved. Thank you for all the easy, delicious recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 29, 2021

      Hello Mary, I’m very happy with your review and good feedback. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Jane
    May 17, 2020

    These turned out sooooo good! Perfect healthy dinner option for grilling season. I will be making this again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2020

      Yay great to hear that you loved it, Jane. Thanks for giving this recipe excellent feedback!

      Reply

  • Mariana
    January 27, 2020

    I absolutely love this marinade!!!! So much flavor! Thanks this one is my go to always

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      That’s so great, Mariana! Thank you for that wonderful review.

      Reply

  • Angie
    August 2, 2019

    I tried this recently at a party and loved it. If I need to make 10 lbs of chicken, can I just x5 the marinade all in one bowl?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2019

      Hi Angie, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Inna
    May 7, 2018

    Thank you so much for the recipe, it was really good!!! Easy and so delicious!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 7, 2018

      You’re welcome Inna! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe so much, thanks for sharing your fantastic review!

      Reply

  • Saniya
    June 17, 2017

    Hi, Natasha! We just made your delicious kabobs, they are to die for! My whole family agreed that those kabobs are the best, we didn’t change anything did exactly as written. Thank you for sharing this terrific recipe! We are hooked for life 😉

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 17, 2017

      You’re welcome Saniya, that’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing your excellent review!

      Reply

  • Marta
    December 12, 2016

    Wow, phenomenal! I made these for friends when new baby arrived. Popped them on the grill earlier in the day then delivered then with your Greek salad and other additions with instructions on how to reheat, according to your note. They said it was amazing. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BLOG!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2016

      Thank you for the wonderful review Marta!

      Reply

  • Yelena
    August 25, 2016

    would it be okay if I marinate both veggies and meat together in one big bowl? Or is it important to keep them separated when marinating?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 25, 2016

      It seems cleaner and more appetizing to keep them separate so I keep them separate but I think it’s safe to put them together as long as everything is cooked through.

      Reply

  • Diana
    May 31, 2016

    These were the most flavorful delicious kabobs I ever had! Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 1, 2016

      That’s fantastic! I’m so happy you enjoyed the kabobs 🙂

      Reply

  • Lidiya P
    March 8, 2016

    These are absolutely yummy looking, Natasha!! I do have one question though. We don’t have a grill, so I was thinking to use the oven. Is that a good idea? If so how long would I bake them for? Tnx so much 😘

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 9, 2016

      Hi Lidiya, I haven’t tested it that way so I can’t really give you specifics. I’d probably do stove-top before putting them in the oven for better heat and timing control. If you do test it out in the oven, let me know how it goes!

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  • Yuliya
    December 30, 2014

    Please fix the print out… I almost bought 32 lemons.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 30, 2014

      Yikes! Thanks so much for letting me know. Fixed. 🙂

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      • Yuliya
        December 30, 2014

        Thank you 🙂 hehe dont laugh at me for falling for that, I’m a faithful instructions follower lol 🙂 the recipe is perfection. The large portion of veggies was such a treat! Prepared night before and warmed up for lunch the next day. Was perfect.

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        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          December 31, 2014

          I sure appreciate that you pointed it out. I wonder how long it’s been that way. It was either a serious typo or the program I use. Lets just blame the program, lol. Thanks again!

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  • Ira
    April 28, 2014

    Наташа, привет! Я в восторге от рецептов, которые здесь нахожу и пробую их тоже, у меня вопрос, я прочитала в комментариях, как одна девушка спросила, можно ли заморозить весь маринад с мясом и овощами, если много получилось? И Алла ответила, что можно. Она так делала. Заморозить можно с овощами как и есть все вместе с мясом? Хотела уточнить. Спасибо заранее

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 28, 2014

      Yes, Alla said she mixed everything together with the marinade and froze it so it was ready to cook when it came out of the freezer and was defrosted.

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      • Ira
        April 29, 2014

        Thank you so much! :))

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  • Lena
    November 27, 2013

    Has anyone else noticed a slight bitterness in the veggies when being marinated overnight?

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  • Lilia
    October 6, 2013

    Natasha, i just made this via your wonderful posting here and step by step info and it turned out amazing, thank you

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 6, 2013

      You are so very welcome. I’m happy you loved it!

      Reply

  • Yuliya K
    September 17, 2013

    Thank you for this recipe, i tired it this weekend and it turned out great. I made a big batch of chicken tenders and have been taking them to work for lunch, my coworkers asked for the recipe after trying my chicken. thank you again. I have been following your blog for a couple of years now and always look forward to trying new recipes, thanks again

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 17, 2013

      I’m so glad you enjoy the blog and recipes 🙂 That’s music to my ears…

      Reply

  • Alena
    July 31, 2013

    Thank You , Natasha, it turned out really delicious – juicy, tender, flavorful chicken I’ve ever tried. I used chicken thighs ( boneless, skinless) . Oh, what a marinade ! – I’ve got bright colored greens on cooked meat (I guess lemon and vinegar keeps the colors green). I used a lot of parsley and dill and a bit of ciliantro – the flavor was amazing , everyone loved it! Thank you , Natasha, I love your blog : everything I cook from your blog turns out great. God bless you!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 31, 2013

      That’s awesome! Thanks for the great review! 🙂 God bless you too and I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipes.

      Reply

  • Olga
    July 25, 2013

    I’ve made this recipe once and absolutely loved it! Wanting to make them a second time and was wondering if u could keep them marinating longer?? Or that would change the taste?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2013

      It would have a stronger flavor. How long were you considering?

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      • Olga
        July 26, 2013

        I was thinking to marinate them Sunday and grill Monday evening. Or could I prep the marinade ahead of time and then just add the meat like Sunday night or Monday morning? Would that work?

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        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          July 26, 2013

          Or you could prep all of the veggies, marinade and meat and then combine and marinate everything Monday morning. I think that might work best if it’s possible.

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  • Galina
    July 19, 2013

    The best kebab ever.it’s our favorite.Thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 19, 2013

      Yes!! That’s a great review. Thank you Galina!

      Reply

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