BBQ chicken kebabs in an orange bbq marinade - great for grilling chicken skewers as well as chicken fillets
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Best BBQ chicken kebabs

This recipe for BBQ chicken kebabs is made an orange marinade that’s packed full of flavour. Kids gobble them up too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword barbecue chicken, BBQ chicken, chicken kebabs, chicken skewers, chicken sticks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 chicken kebabs
Author Mas & Pas


BBQ chicken marinade

  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp mild paprika ground
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove crushed

Chicken skewers

  • 4 chicken fillets (about 120 grams each)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Mix the ingredients of the marinade together in a glass bowl. This includes the orange juice, Dijon mustard, ground paprika, maple syrup, ketchup, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and the crushed garlic clove. Stir until well combined.
  • Cut your chicken fillets into cubes about 1 inch wide. Pop them into the bowl with the marinade and stir until well-coated in the sauce.
  • If you have time, cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave it in the fridge for 20 minutes or overnight.
  • When you’re ready to grill or BBQ, take the bowl out of the fridge and thread the pieces of chicken onto a skewer, about 5-7 pieces per skewer. If you’re using wooden skewers it’s a good idea to soak them in cold water for 20 minutes before you start.
  • If you’re cooking on the BBQ, brush the grills with oil. If you’re cooking on a grill pan then heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil over a medium flame.
  • Cook the chicken kebabs for about 5-7 minutes on each side. Check that the large pieces on either end are cooked well, and that all pieces are cooked through.
  • Serve with some grilled pitta bread and a refreshing summer salad.