Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers Recipe


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These Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers make a simple and delicious dish to serve for a weeknight supper or when entertaining! 

These Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers make a simple and delicious dish to serve for a weeknight supper or when entertaining!  // addapinch.com

There’s just something about serving items speared onto a stick that makes my son love them even more than if I’d just served the same ingredients sans stick. For a while, I thought it was just a boy thing and then a friend of mine with daughters mentioned the exact same thing recently. Maybe it is just our children or maybe serving food on a stick has universal appeal with children.

But, I guess there is still a ton of kid left in my husband and me too then, because we absolutely love skewers as much as Sam does! There’s just something about them that make the food so much more fun while still being elegant enough for serving when you are entertaining, I think.

These lemon pepper chicken skewers are just perfect for a light, yet filling summer supper, I think. They couldn’t be easier to put together – I just cut all the chicken to uniform sizes, let it marinate for just a bit in the lemon pepper marinade that I whipped together, spear it all onto skewers and pop it onto the indoor grill. In just a jiffy, you’ll have a flavorful, delicious meal that your whole family will love!

If you have really little ones, I would recommend using wooden chopsticks rather than sharp skewers when serving. We used them all the time when Sam was a really little fella and they worked perfectly.

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Here’s my Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers Recipe.

Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers Recipe

5 from 1 vote
These Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers make a simple and delicious dish to serve for a weeknight supper or when entertaining!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


For the Lemon Pepper Marinade

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

For the Chicken Skewers

  • olive oil
  • 3 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 onion, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 bell pepper, deseeded and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes


For the Lemon Pepper Marinade:

  • Whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, black pepper, salt, and garlic until well-combined.

For the Chicken Skewers:

  • Place chicken pieces into a large zip top bag. Pour in half of lemon pepper marinade and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour. While chicken is marinating, soak wooden skewers in water, if using, to prevent them from burning easily.
  • Skewer pieces of chicken, onion, pepper, and tomatoes onto skewers.
  • Drizzle olive oil onto an indoor grill pan or brush an outdoor grill with to prevent sticking over medium heat. Place skewers onto grill and grill approximately 10 minutes on each side until the chicken has cooked throughout and the juices run clear when pricked with a shark knife. Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with other half of reserved marinade.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. Jeanette says:

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness, looks so good and simple!

  2. Denise Coffer says:

    Well, this is just the post I needed yesterday…since I never know what to make for dinner until I scroll my emails and see something that catches my eye. I have make shiskabobs soooo many times, but this is the best! I really enjoyed the lemon pepper flavor! Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I am so glad you loved it, Denise! xo

  3. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    For some reason, food eaten off a stick just tastes a million times better than food with a fork. It’s just a FACT.
    And another fact is that these sound incr-EDIBLE, and I need to eat them for dinner TONIGHT. Pinned!

  4. maryam says:

    Great Thanks