5 from 1 vote

Mediterranean Chicken Shish Kabob

Easy chicken shish kabob recipe made on the grill or in the oven. This Mediterranean chicken kabobs are flavored with delicious spices and are quick to make. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
marinade 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 320 kcal
Author Shadi HasanzadeNemati


  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast see notes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon juice of
  • Red onion, red and yellow bell peppers and tomatoes for grilling


  1. Cut the chicken breast into 1 - 1 1/2 inch pieces and set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl, mix olive oil with minced garlic, paprika, cumin, sumac, cayenne, salt and lemon juice. 

  3. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and stir well so all pieces are coated with the marinade. 

  4. Cover with a plastic wrap, and place the bowl in the fridge. Marinate the chicken for at least one hour up to 24 hours. 

  5. Once ready to grill, take the bowl out of the fridge. 

  6. Heat the grill to medium heat. 

  7. Thread the chicken pieces and vegetables on skewers. 

  8. Once all the skewers are ready, start grilling the kabobs. 

  9. Grill one side for 5-8 minutes and then grill the other side. Make sure the kabobs are not undercooked. 

  10. Serve warm with your favorite side dish. 

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Recipe Notes

  1. You can use boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs for this chicken shish kabob recipe.