Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers

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Lemon and garlic make such a great flavor profile for some many proteins, but it especially sings when you add it to chicken and grill it up! The bright citrus notes play so well with the pungent garlic flavors to give the simple chicken a full bodied flavor. And then grilling it up adds that smoky layer to round it all out. These Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers are perfect for a weeknight meal or even elevated enough to serve up for Sunday supper too!

The marinating time of this particular recipe is key to it’s success. You want to make sure that it has enough time to penetrate the meat all the way through. That’s why it’s also important to cut the meat into cubes before you add the marinade. This allows the flavors to really get into every piece evenly. I prefer to use gallon sized zippered bags when I’m marinating meats. This allows me to easily and quickly flip the meat around during the process, to ensure all pieces are getting the attention. It’s also super easy clean up, as I can just toss them after I’m done.

As I mention in the recipe, you can use metal or bamboo skewers for this one. I prefer to use the metal ones because they are easier to maneuver on the grill as well as do not catch on fire. While the hack is to soak the bamboo style ones in water to reduce the amount of charring and burning on the skewers, you usually still get some. The metal ones are also reusable and that’s always a bonus.

The last time I made these I paired it with my Creamy Garlic Shells and was a great meal all around. The lovely garlic flavors of this pasta side dish goes so well with the chicken. You could also use this grilled chicken as a topper for a great entree salad or roll it up in a tasty wrap – like a Chicken Caesar Wrap.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers

Chicken breast marinated in the deep flavors of lemon and garlic and grilled on skewers.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken breast, chicken skewers, Garlic, grilled, grilled chicken, lemon, skewers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Marinating Time 4 hours
Servings 6


  • 15 Skewers metal or bamboo (if bamboo, soak in water for an hour)


  • 2 lb Chicken Breast cut into 1inch cubes
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • cup Oil
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 2 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper


  • Add chicken breast cubes to gallon sized zippered bag. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over chicken and seal bag. Squish around to evenly coat chicken. Let marinate at least 4 hours (up to 24 hours).
  • Preheat grill to medium-high (425degF).
  • Add marinated chicken cubes to skewers (approximately 8 to each skewers). Discard marinade.
  • Grill for 10 minutes then spin to other side and grill another 10 minutes. Remove from grill. Either serve on skewers or remove from skewer before serving.

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Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:


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12 thoughts on “Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers

  1. EsmeSalon – I help Entrepreneurs | Innovators | Bloggers & Home Chefs, so please check around and let me know if I can assist in any way. We have a weekly InLinkz party, and it’s free to join, so I hope to meet you there!
    EsmeSalon says:

    So delicious, love chicken in any form. Pinning
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  2. Barbecuing chicken gives it such a special flavor! A lemon garlic marinade is my favorite. I lenjoy cooking too–we are the lucky ones!

  3. This looks very inviting, I really need to try this garlic marinade. Where did you get these sticks? I aways use wooden ones but those you can use only once. This looks much better.

  4. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    These sound simple but delicious!

  5. I first tasted lemon and Garlic flavour on chicken in Nandos. And I felt like I should have known about this way earlier, Since then, We have some sauces we either make or buy Nandos Lemon, ginger peri-peri sauce and it makes chicken and turkey fingerlickindelicious. I don’t eat chicken, but my family does, I eat Turkey though…same family! Thanks for sharing with us at the #SSPS

  6. Laurie – Tennessee – Off Grid wife to dashingly handsome arborist! 💕 🌲 Home educating mom of three amazing fellows 🏃‍♂️ 🏃 🏃‍♂️ homeschool and homestead blogger 🏡 herb gardener 🌿 flower lover 🌻 , cat collector 🐈 , follower of Jesus ✝️, and happy wife 👩🏻‍🦰 ! Preparing our hearts and country home with simplicity. ❤️ Blogger at https://www.RidgeHavenHomestead.com
    Laurie says:

    Somehow I totally missed the fact that you’ve published your own cookbook! That’s amazing to me!

    This chicken looks crunchy and good to me. I appreciate you sharing your recipe at the Homestead Blog Hop!


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