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Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs

Kick off grill season with these super-tasty and impressive-looking Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs! Keto and low-carb, you can feast ’till full on these fun-to-make skewers. Plus, with just 4 net carbs per serving, they’re a great choice for lunch or dinner (or reheated later for snacking!)

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Get the kids or your spouse involved in the making of these tasty skewers, because there’s a bit of up-front prep involved to get everything ready. And, of course, the longer you can let them sit in the marinade, the more flavorful they’ll be!

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Tips, Tricks, & Substitutions for Lemon-Oregano Chicken Skewers

For this recipe, I’ve used zucchini, mushrooms, and bell peppers. I used a red bell pepper for color, but yellow or orange will also work. Or, save yourself a carb or two by using green bell peppers. They have less natural sugar therefor fewer carbs. Or, switch it up! Summer squash, grape tomatoes or onion (watch the carbs), cauliflower or broccoli florets, and all your favorite veg can be used.

Use a good, puckery lemon in the dressing to get the most flavor, or feel free to add a bit more lemon to get the flavor nice and bright. And, the longer you can let the meat sit in the marinade, the more flavor will soak into these Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs. A few hours in the fridge should be more than sufficient.

I like to get everything prepped and ready to assemble ahead of time, so that in the time the grill is heating up, I can toss the marinated meat with the veggies (they want flavor, too!), and then get them on the skewers. Of course, serving with a tangy dip like Tzatziki just really jacks-up the flavor!

Use the Right Tools

My final tip is to use reusable skewers. Sure, the bamboo ones are inexpensive and easy to toss out, but after years of professional cooking, I’ still always burn them. Soak them or beg them, they ALWAYS burn. Nice, cute stainless reusable skewers, however, are indestructible and burn-proof, not to mention much hardier. Plus, they can hold a fully-loaded kabob. They’re also more environmentally friendly.

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And, be sure to check out this keto stuffed chicken for even more deliciousness!

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Three Keto and Low Carb Lemon Oregano Chicken Kabobs with tzatziki on the side
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Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs

Perfect for grill season, these colorful and oh-so tasty kabobs are a show-stopping meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword chicken, keto, lemon, low carb, lowcarb, mushrooms, peppers
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 301kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 3 each boneless chicken breasts about 1 pound
  • 2 each zucchini cut into 3/4 inch rounds
  • 1 each bell pepper cut into 1.5 inch squares
  • 1 pound mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper


  • Cut the boneless, skinless chicken breast into about 1-inch cubes. Set aside. Wash and cut the zucchini into 3/4-inch rounds, wash and cut the pepper into 1-inch squares, and trim and wash the mushrooms.
  • To prepare the marinade: Mix the olive oil with the lemon juice, dried oregano, garlic, thyme, and a good pinch of salt and a few grounds of pepper. Whisk to emulsify, or put it all in a jar and shake well to combine.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken and set in the fridge for up to 3-4 hours to marinade. Less time is fine, too. Don’t worry if it seems like a lot of marinade.
  • Before assembling, toss the prepared veggies in with the chicken and the marinade and mix to thoroughly coat. Assemble the kabobs by alternating a chunk of chicken with a piece of vegetable.
  • Grill over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, then turn and keep grilling another 3-4 minutes. Rotate again to ensure an even cook, and cook for about 12-15 minutes total (depending on the heat of your grill) until the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165-F. Serve with Tzatziki and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 101mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Net Carbohydrates: 6g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

about jenn

Hi, I’m Jenn!

I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

3 thoughts on “Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs”

  1. Hey, I was just wondering how many grams is 1 serving size? Thank you the recipe looks delicious and I can’t wait to make it.


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