Homemade Chicken Kebabs

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Homemade Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Homemade Chicken Kebabs

Store-bought chicken kebabs are convenient and fast, but there is nothing like the flavour and satisfaction you get from making your own. These homemade chicken kebabs take 15 minutes of preparation, but they deliver an option that is healthier, cheaper and tastier! We love these garlic-infused chicken kebabs on the barbecue served with a classic green salad, roasted potatoes and garlic aioli. Check out the recipe for instructions on how to barbecue, pan-fry or oven-bake these delicious skewers.

  • Total Time: 32 mins
  • Yield: 10 skewers 1x


Units Scale
  • 10 bamboo skewers
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (plus 1 tbsp extra for cooking)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 500g boneless chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces


Preparing the skewers

  1. Submerge the skewers in water to stop them from burning during cooking. Soak for 10 minutes, and use a plate to weigh them down if needed.
  2. Combine the paprika, minced garlic, 2 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Add the diced chicken thigh and use your hands to coat the chicken evenly in the marinade.
  4. Thread the chicken onto the bamboo skewers. This recipe will make approximately ten skewers.




Barbecue / Pan-fry

  1. Preheat a large skillet or the barbecue on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil, followed by the skewers and cook for 10-12 minutes, turning once halfway. Cook until the juices run clear and the chicken is caramelised.
  3. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.



  1. Preheat the oven to a 180°C fan.
  2. Arrange the skewers on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cook for 15-18 minutes, turning once halfway.
  3. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Serving suggestions

Try these delicious kebabs with a green leafy salad, cheat’s caesar saladcoleslawcrispy potatoes or potato salad.

MAKE AHEAD – Prepare the skewers and refrigerate them for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely in the fridge overnight before use. Cook as per the recipe. 

LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate cooked leftover chicken skewers for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Category: chicken, kebab
  • Method: barbeque, pan, skillet, grill
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Keywords: Homemade Chicken Kebabs, Homemade Chicken Kebabs recipe

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