Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Vegetables uses minimal ingredients and is great for grilling season. The chicken, in a garlic and lemon ranch marinade, is so tender and flavorful and goes so well with the peppers and onion.

To round out this delicious meal, serve with grilled corn on the cob and your favorite  pasta salad recipe! Ranch lovers won’t be able to get enough of this flavor-packed meal!

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When I think of grilling season, the first thing that comes to mind is chicken kabobs because they’re so easy to throw together.

Chicken and vegetables marinated in ranch dressing, lemon and garlic mixture, become so juicy and are fall-apart tender.

What is a Kabob?

A kabob is pieces of meat with or without vegetables seasoned or marinated and grilled on a skewer (metal or wood) (or even with fruit like Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs).

Kabobs are super versatile and can be made with any meat, such as Asian Beef Skewers and even with all veggies, like Grilled Brussels Sprouts and Vegetables.

Ranch Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Tips for Making Grilled Chicken Kabobs

  • If using wooden skewers, soak them for at least 10 minutes in water to prevent them from burning.
  • Cut the chicken and peppers in uniform sizes so the meat cooks evenly.
  • When coating the chicken and vegetables, coat generously so all the pieces are in the chicken kabob marinade.
  • Grill chicken over medium heat. The heat will give the chicken a nice sear and cook thoroughly inside as well.
  • Don’t OVERCOOK the chicken.

How Long to Grill Chicken Kabobs: We typically cook them from 12-15 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the largest part of the chicken reads 165°F.

Ranch Chicken Kabobs before cooking

What Vegetables Can I Use for Chicken Kabobs?

In this chicken kabob recipe, we used green and red pepper with red onion. However, you can use your favorite vegetables or a mixture of them. Here are some variations you can use:

  • Zucchini
  • Mushrooms
  • Red pepper, green pepper or orange pepper
  • Red onion or sweet onion

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Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Vegetables

The easiest recipe for grilled chicken kabobs with vegetables in a garlic and lemon Ranch marinade. Perfect for grilling season and can be made in advance.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 skewers
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  • 4 chicken breasts
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • ½ green bell pepper
  • ½ red onion

Chicken Kabob Marinade:

  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper or to taste


  • Cut chicken and vegetables into uniform bize-sized pieces.
  • In a bowl or freezer bag, combine the Chicken Kabob Marinade ingredients.
  • Generously coat the chicken and vegetables in the marinade. Marinate 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Thread chicken and vegetables onto skewers.
  • Grill 12-15 minutes, until meat reaches 165°F, turning the skewers during cooking.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 343 | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 686mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 27.4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine American
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  1. This is my favorite chicken kabob recipe! Delicious! I have a lot of chicken on hand and thought that I would double the recipe and freeze the second half (second half would be uncooked). Do you think it would work to freeze the ranch dressing? I have seen other kebab recipes dothis as a make a head freezer meal but they used a different marinade.5 stars

    1. Ranch dressing typically does not freeze very well so I can’t say for sure how it would turn out Jennifer. If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

  2. Just delish! I used chicken thighs instead and it came out very juicy. The marinade isn’t overly seasoned but brings out the flavour of the meat and veg. Yum!!5 stars