chicken and vegetable skewers

chicken and vegetable skewers

prep time: 15 minutes + marinate time
cook time: 10 minutes
ready in: 40 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 8 oz. each


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind or lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil OR 1 Tablespoon fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano OR 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb. summer squash, washed and cut into chunks
  • 1 lb. tomatoes, washed and cut into wedges

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Mix oil, lemon juice and rind, garlic and herbs together in a shallow glass dish. Stir in chicken cubes, coating all surfaces with mixture, cover and marinate in refrigerator for 15–30 minutes.
  3. Alternate chicken, squash and tomatoes on 4 skewers*, leaving a small space between pieces of food.
  4. Liberally brush each skewer with remaining marinade and then discard marinade.
  5. Grill skewers over medium coals about 4 inches from heat source. Grill about 10 minutes, turning skewers every 2–3 minutes. Or cook in a preheated broiler, 4 inches from heat. Cook until chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165°F) and vegetables are tender.
  6. Serving Suggestion: serve with a side of rice or grilled potatoes

per serving: 270 calories, 12g fat, 1g saturated fat, 60mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 29g protein