Easy Barbecue Chicken Kebab

Barbecue Chicken KebabJerked Barbecue Chicken Kebab

How about some easy barbecue chicken? And delicious too, of course!

Easy chicken recipes are my personal favorite, and chicken shish kebab is really easy and quick to make. My family devours these grilled chicken dinners, especially on those warm, long summer evenings outside.

The simple marinade is what makes this recipe stand out, so if you're looking for a barbecue chicken recipe that's easy to prepare and absolutely delicious, you have to give this jerked chicken kebab a try.

We recommend you try our jerked chicken kebab recipe with some delicious vinegar coleslaw.  Before I forget a special thanks goes out to Christie Parkerman for sharing this recipe.

Easy Barbecue Chicken Kebab

Serves 6


  •  2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

For the marinade:

  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme sprigs
  • Grated peel from 1 lime
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • Salt and pepper to taste  


  1. Combine all ingredients except chicken; puree until smooth in a food processor.
  2. Pour all but 1/4 cup of the mixture into a 1 gallon plastic seal-able bag
  3. Add the chicken to the bag and let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours
  4. Skewer chicken pieces and grill for about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through and grill marks appear.
  5. Baste with reserved marinade while grilling, then discard
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