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5 Ingredients only, Pesto Chicken Kebabs can be easily made in 30 minutes in your oven or grill for a delicious and healthy dinner.

Pesto Chicken Kabobs

Pesto Chicken Kabobs can be easily made with 5 ingredients only and in 30 minutes in your oven or grill for a delicious and healthy dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pesto Chicken Kabobs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 358kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1⅔ cup pesto homemade or store-bought
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless, cut into 1½ inch cubes
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves chopped
  • 14 Large mozzarella pearls


  • Season chicken with salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of garlic powder. Add chicken and 1½ cup of pesto to a large Ziplock bag (or bowl) and marinate for at least 30 minutes or for best results marinate overnight. If marinating overnight, turn the bag occasionally so all the chicken is covered in pesto sauce evenly.
  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Thread chicken and cherry tomatoes onto skewers, season with salt and pepper to taste and place on a baking sheet pan drizzled with olive oil or covered with parchment paper.
  • Turn kabobs once mid cooking. Cook for about 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is golden brown and it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Remove from oven and if desired garnish with fresh parsley and add large pearl buffalo mozzarella to the skewers.
  • Drizzle with the remaining ¼ cup of pesto sauce and serve.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1710IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1.6mg