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Grilled Chicken Kabobs on a white platter with some salsa verde and grilled lemons
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Marinated Chicken Skewers with Zucchini and Quick Salsa Verde

These Marinated Chicken Skewers with Zucchini and Quick Salsa Verde were just made for a grill out on a hot night. Such fresh, zesty flavors everyone will be coming back for seconds.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Grill
Keyword: grilled chicken kabobs
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 427kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies


Parsley Salsa Verde

  • 1 small bunch flat leaf parsley roughly chopped
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Chicken Kabobs

  • 1 lb chicken thighs cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 large zucchini very thinly sliced (I used a veggie peeler, but a mandolin would be easier)
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 1 in lemon cut half


  • Soak wooden skewers in warm water for at least 20 minutes before threading ingredients on.

For The Salsa Verde

  • Pop the parsley, olive oil, garlic and chilli flakes into a blender or food processor. Blend until it becomes a thick puree. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For The Chicken Kabobs

  • Onto the wooden skewers, thread a piece of chicken followed by a zucchini ribbon and then a cherry tomato. Repeat until each skewer has 3 pieces of chicken, 3 of zucchini and 3 cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer the kabobs into a glass jar with a lid. Cover with the parsley mix and pop into the fridge for at least an hour, preferably overnight.
  • Preheat your grill. Pop the lemons, cut side down, onto the grill and leave for about 2 minutes until charred and soft. Remove and transfer to a serving platter.
  • Pop the skewers on, and grill until the chicken is cooked through and slightly brown. This is very grill dependent but it should take 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Serve the chicken with the grilled lemons squeezed over the top.


I serve this with some fresh crusty bread and a really simple salad.


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 11.8mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.2mg