Zesty Grilled Chicken Kabobs

June 27, 2011

This is one of the best meals I’ve ever had.  Hands down.  These chicken kabobs are zesty and delicious and highly addicting!  We love them served with this yummy lemon rice.  This is one of the best things we grill, and everyone we serve them to is FULL of compliments and praise.  Try them, you will love them!

Zesty Grilled Chicken Kabobs


  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 8 oz small whole mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced (cut in half if large)
  • 1 small red onion, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 recipe  Zesty Italian Dressing (below)

Zesty Italian Dressing

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup light tasting olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 tsp Italian seasoning


  1. In a blender, combine vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, seasoning salt, black pepper, garlic, and red pepper flakes.  Blend.  While blender is running, slowly add oil in a steady stream.  Turn off blender and add Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese.  Pulse blender 2-3 times to combine herbs and cheese.  Remove 1/2 cup of dressing for basting during grilling and serving and set aside.
  2. Place cut-up chicken in a zip top bag or reusable container and pour a little less than half of the remaining dressing in.  Place in refrigerator for 2-3 hours or until ready to use.
  3. Place chopped veggies in a baking pan (or if your fridge is always as full as mine, put them in a gallon size ziploc bag) and pour remaining dressing (except for reserved 1/2 cup) over the veggies.  Set aside.
  4. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water for about 30 minutes.
  5. When chicken is done marinating, skewer veggies and chicken.  (Ask someone to help you so it goes faster!)
  6. Preheat grill to medium heat and cook for 10-12 minutes, turning several times.  They smell amazing while they’re cooking, and taste even better!
  7. Serve over lemon rice.

*Mushrooms and zucchini get a bad rap.  They are completely amazing when they’re marinated and grilled!  Don’t leave them out.

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Some old picture from the second time I ever made these!  🙂

Lightly adapted from OurBestBites.

By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!