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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
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Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 216kcal
Author Nicole
Cost $15


  • Gril


  • 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


  • 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. 
  • Toss vegetable with olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Toss. 
  • 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. 
  • While the skewers are grilling, whisk remaining tahini, lemon juice and water together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  • Drizzle cooked skewers with tahini sauce. Serve with couscous or brown rice. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 963IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg