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Rosemary and Garlic Chicken Kabobs are tender, juicy and deeply flavorful – a huge hit at any BBQ. And they’re so simple to prepare with just chunks of chicken breast, olive oil, garlic, fresh rosemary, salt and pepper (just as I love to use for Grilled Lamb Chops!). Put the kabobs on the grill and in 15 minutes you’ll be serving dinner!

Rosemary Garlic Chicken Kabobs

Tried and True Grill Recipes

I have a handful of grill recipes that I return to year after year (and in the colder months I make these chicken kabobs in the oven): Spicy Grilled Shrimp, Carne Asada, Lamb Kabobs, Grilled Chicken Thighs, Grilled Green Beans, Mexican Street Corn, Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus and these chicken kabobs with rosemary and garlic. The common thread among these recipes is that they’re simple and quick to prepare and, more importantly, entirely reliable. When we have friends over or head out to a BBQ or picnic, put your money on it that I’ll have made one (or more!) of these. 

Rosemary Garlic Chicken Kabobs

Pairing Suggestions

I like to assemble these a few hours ahead of time and store them in the fridge. It’s nice to just relax with friends knowing that your main dish is ready to grill. Using even chunks of chicken helps ensure that all stay tender and juicy. And, if you’re lucky and have a few kabobs left over, the chicken is great straight from the fridge on its own, with Grilled Cauliflower Steaks, Corn SaladZucchini Salad, Watermelon and Arugula Salad, or atop Greek Salad, Greek Quinoa Salad, Greek Farro Salad, Kale and Quinoa Salad or Tabouli Salad (or Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad).

Recipe Video

Rosemary Garlic Chicken Kabobs

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Calories: 191
Servings: 8 kabobs
Rosemary and Garlic Chicken Kabobs are tender, juicy and full of flavor – a huge hit at any BBQ. And they’re so simple to prepare with just chunks of chicken breast, olive oil, garlic, fresh rosemary, salt and pepper. Put the kabobs on the grill and in 15 minutes you’ll be serving dinner!

Ingredients  

  • 8 bamboo skewers or metal skewers
  • 2 pounds boneless-skinless chicken breasts cut in bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary dried rosemary is not a good substitute here
  • 3 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • several grinds black pepper

Instructions 

  • Soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 15 minutes to keep them from burning on the grill. (You could use metal skewers if you like.)
  • Combine remaining ingredients – chicken through pepper – in a large bowl. Stir to coat all sides of chicken chunks.
  • Assemble kabobs by dividing chicken chunks and threading them evenly onto 8 skewers. Cover skewers and refrigerate until you’re ready to grill.
  • Preheat the grill to 375°F. Grill chicken for 3 minutes per side for a total of 12 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through and still moist. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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14 Comments

  1. Carly Scherf says:

    5 stars
    This is now one of my favorite recipes for the grill. Even made it camping and it was awesome the next day to snack on while still cold. I added a bit more rosemary and garlic because the more the merrier! Thanks so much!!

    1. Marissa says:

      That’s awesome, Carly! Love that you made it while camping. We eat the leftovers cold too – great on salads the next day!

  2. Connie says:

    Can you bake in oven instead of grilling?

    1. Marissa says:

      Hi Connie! I haven’t made these in the oven, but you absolutely can. I would arrange them on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 400˚F until cooked through and then broil the top for about 2 minutes to give them some color. If you decide to try this, let me know how it goes!