Chicken Shish Kabobs

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How has What's Gaby Cooking been around for so many years and yet we've never talked about Chicken Shish Kabobs?!? These things are the BEST. Especially when served with my famous basil vinaigrette!

Chicken Shish Kabobs from (@whatsgabycookin)


My dad makes the best Chicken Shish Kabobs ever and I've taken his recipe and added my spin because THAT'S HOW I ROLL. Everything is perfectly seasoned with my Go To Seasoning blend. The chicken is threaded on the skewers nice and tight so everything stays juicy. It's served with basil vinaigrette because hello, have you tried it yet? GAME CHANGER. It's going to be the best thing you've made all week. You get the idea.

Chicken Shish Kabobs from (@whatsgabycookin)

This is one of those recipes that's going to be in your weekly summer rotation starting today! Whip these Chicken Shish Kabobs up, serve them with a big salad, or a bowl of pasta or rice, or wrap them in some pita and add some grilled veggies... you get the idea. They are so good, you'll want to eat them every which way! And if you want to switch it up sometime, use the cilantro vinaigrette instead. Just as good and a totally different flavor profile!

Chicken Shish Kabobs from (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Shish Kabobs

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 5 votes
My Dad's Chicken Shish Kabobs recipe that is seriously one for the record books! YOU WILL LOVE!
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


For the chicken:

  • 3 tablespoons Gaby’s Go To Seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges/sliced for serving
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs and/or breasts cut into 1 ¼-inch cubes
  • 1 recipe Basil Vinaigrette


  • Combine the seasoning, olive oil red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic and lemon juice in a bowl; whisk to combine. Add in the chicken. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  • Prepare grill over medium-high heat. Thread chicken pieces on skewers, dividing equally. Discard marinade in bowl. Sprinkle each skewer with additional gaby’s go-to seasoning.
  • Grill chicken until golden brown and cooked through, turning skewers occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes total. Transfer skewers to platter. Serve with basil vinaigrette and extra lemon wedges


I don't recommend mixing breasts and thighs - choose one or the other so they cook evenly. Or you can make some skewers of each type, keeping in mind that the dark meat takes longer to cook.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 323mg | Sodium: 890mg | Potassium: 1076mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 7mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking


  1. Hi! This is one of my favorite recipes!! But Williams Sonoma doesn’t have Gabby’s Go To Seasoning, it’s sold out! Can you tell us how to create an alternative? I’m craving it!!

  2. Hi Gaby, this sounds amazing! How would you convert it to cook inside in an oven? Grills are not allowed in my condo complex.

  3. Hi, can you please help me come up with an alternative recipe to your Williams Sanoma spice blend ? I can't use it because of the allergy labeling.. unfortunately all of WS package items have the same allergy warning/ nut labeling.. I truly love your recipes and want to make this for the next family gathering !

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