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Tahini Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

These Tahini Chicken and Vegetable Skewers are an easy, healthy way to grill this summer. Tender chicken is marinated in a blend of tahini, lemon and garlic, and then skewered with zucchini and red pepper. It's all tossed on to the grill and then served with a super quick and easy tahini sauce. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword shis kabob, skewers, marinated chicken, tahini chicken, lemon chicken, summer chicken, grilled chicken
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 216 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 1 1/4 lbs chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp tahini, divided
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp lemon juice, divided
  • 2 large garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 2 small zucchinis cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp water


  1. Whisk tahini, lemon juice and garlic together in a small bowl. Add to a large ziplock baggie. Add chicken. Massage into chicken. Marinate for 1-3 hours. Once chicken has marinated, pat chicken mostly dry with paper towels. (some marinade should be left on.) Season one teaspoon of salt on all sides of chicken. 

  2. Toss vegetable with olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Toss. 

  3. Skewer chicken and veggies on to metal skewers. Place on a hot grill and cook until chicken is cooked through and veggies are slightly charred, about 10 minutes. 

  4. While the skewers are grilling, whisk remaining tahini, lemon juice and water together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

  5. Drizzle cooked skewers with tahini sauce. Serve with couscous or brown rice. 

Nutrition Facts
Tahini Chicken and Vegetable Skewers
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 700mg30%
Potassium 567mg16%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 963IU19%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.