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Dig into these Breaded Chicken Skewers scattered with herbs and greens.
Breaded Chicken Skewers
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Marinating Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 40 mins

These breaded chicken skewers are marinated, dredged in panko parmesan, grilled, and drizzled in lemon butter sauce....SWOON.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breaded chicken skewers, chicken skewers
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 776 kcal
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Breaded Chicken Skewers
  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 cups panko
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 oz unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
  1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk well to combine. Add the chicken cubes and mix well.

    Cubed chicken tossed in a marinade for Breaded Chicken Skewers
  2. Put the chicken cubes in a ziplock bag, seal and refrigerate for at least 4 or hours or (even better) overnight.

    Chicken and marinade combined in a plastic bag for Breaded Chicken Skewers
  3. After the chicken has marinated, remove the bag from the refrigerator. Combine the panko and parmesan in a large bowl.

    Panko and parmesan combined in a bowl for Breaded Chicken Skewers.
  4. Toss the chicken cubes in the bread crumb mixture and thread the chicken on the skewers.

    Breaded Chicken Skewers all ready to be grilled.
  5. Heat a gas grill to med/high heat and grease the grate well. Grill the chicken, carefully turning once, until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 mins.

    Grilled Breaded Chicken Skewers scattered on a baking sheet.
  6. While the chicken cooks, whisk together the melted butter and lemon juice in a small bowl.

    Grilled Breaded Chicken Skewers scattered on a baking sheet.
  7. To serve, drizzle the lemon butter sauce over the chicken skewers or serve alongside.

    Breaded chicken skewers fresh off the grill on a sheet pan scattered with lemon and herbs.
Recipe Notes

Special Equipment: metal skewers or bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water for 30 mins


  • Marinating the chicken overnight will yield optimal flavor.
  • If you can't find panko, substitute with regular bread crumbs.
  • Be sure to oil the grates well before grilling to prevent the bread crumb coating from sticking.
  • If you're using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them for at least 30 mins to prevent burning.
  • Only turn the skewers once, waiting until the first side is cooked and golden brown before turning. Turning the skewers too early or too often may cause the coating to stick to the grates.
  • I recommend drizzling the hot chicken with the lemon butter sauce to serve, reserving a little on the side. If you prefer, you can just serve the sauce on the side.


Nutrition Facts
Breaded Chicken Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 776 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 193mg64%
Sodium 1321mg57%
Potassium 939mg27%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 55g110%
Vitamin A 830IU17%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 171mg17%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.