Grilled Chicken & Shrimp Kebabs With Lemon & Garlic

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"Recipe source: Bon Appetit (July 2007)"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (120.7 g)
  • Calories 97.1
  • Total Fat - 1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 216.7 mg
  • Sodium - 211.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 17.4 g
  • Calcium - 29.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Thread 4 shrimp on each of 6 metal skewers (remember if you decide to use wooden skewers instead soak them well for at least 30 minutes) and place on a cookie sheet.

Step 2

Tread 2 chicken tenders on each of 6 skewers, place on a separate cookie sheet.

Step 3

In a bowl whisk together the lemon juice, lemon peel and garlic. Slowly whisk in the oil and season with salt and pepper. Pour marinade over the skewers.

Step 4

Prepare grill (medium high heat).

Step 5

Arrange lettuces on a large platter.

Step 6

Grill chicken until cooked through (5 minutes per side) and grill shrimp until done and pink on all sides (4 minutes per side). Remove skewers from grill and place on top of the lettuce.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting shrimp, look for ones that are firm and have a mild smell.
  • For the chicken tenders, make sure to select ones that are boneless and skinless.

  • Substitute chicken thighs for chicken breast tenders: Chicken thighs are more flavorful and have a higher fat content, which helps keep them moist and tender during grilling. This substitution will result in a juicier, more flavorful kebab.
  • Substitute olive oil with avocado oil: Avocado oil is a great alternative to olive oil as it has a higher smoke point, which means it is less likely to burn during grilling. This substitution will result in a kebab that is less likely to burn on the grill.

Tofu & Veggie Kebabs Substitute 1 pound of firm tofu, cubed, for the chicken and shrimp. Add 1 bell pepper, cubed, 1 onion, cubed, and 1 zucchini, cubed, to the skewers. Grill the vegetables and tofu until lightly charred and cooked through (4-5 minutes per side).

Mediterranean Couscous Salad - A light and flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with the Grilled Chicken & Shrimp Kebabs. This salad is a mix of Israeli couscous, tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, olives, and herbs, all tossed in a lemon and olive oil dressing.

Lemon Garlic Broccoli: A simple yet flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with the Grilled Chicken & Shrimp Kebabs. This dish is made with fresh broccoli florets that are tossed in a garlic and lemon juice mixture, then roasted until tender and lightly charred. The bright lemon flavor complements the Mediterranean flavors of the couscous salad, making it a great accompaniment to the meal.


Q: How long should I soak wooden skewers?

A: Wooden skewers should be soaked for at least 30 minutes before using. This helps prevent them from burning on the grill.

Q: How do you clean wooden skewers?

A: Wooden skewers should be washed with warm, soapy water and dried thoroughly before and after use. It is important to not submerge them in water for too long as this can cause them to swell and become difficult to use.

5 Reviews

Kitchen Magic

We enjoying grilling out this time of year and we enjoyed this chicken very much. It went very well with a Broccoli salad I made.


review by:
(28 May 2016)


Loved the ease of preparation and the tastiness of this dish...I cut this down to one serving and I was the lucky one who got to eat it...I zested the lemon instead of grating it...I also cooked it on my George Foreman Grill...worked great...I was pleasantly surprised at how great it tasted with the plan lettuce...I got some veggies with my protein...made for "Bill Board" tag game...


review by:
(28 Dec 2015)


Simple recipe with delicious results!


review by:
(11 Oct 2015)


I'm on vacation in Florida and made these for my cousin and her hubby and I. They are so delicious on the grill prepared like this! I used double the shrimp and no chicken. Thank you for a great shrimp dish that I will make many more times Ellie! Linda


(13 May 2015)


Only a few ingredients but tasted great. We loved both the chicken and shrimp this way.


review by:
(22 Jul 2014)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The origin of kebab dates back to the 13th century in Turkey, where nomadic Turks would cook their meat over an open flame. It was popularized in Europe in the 19th century by the Ottoman Empire.

Fun Fact 2: Grilled chicken and shrimp kebabs are a favorite of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who often serves them at his restaurants. He recommends marinating the shrimp and chicken in lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil for a zesty flavor.