Chicken and Cherry Tomato Kebobs Recipe - Delicious and Easy to Make

Chicken and Cherry Tomato Kebobs

Chicken and Cherry Tomato Kebobs Recipe - Delicious and Easy to Make
Preparation time: 2-3 hours | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 6


Chicken and Cherry Tomato Kebobs
Chicken and Cherry Tomato Kebobs

Chicken and cherry tomato kebobs are a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for grilling season. These kebobs are packed with flavor and are sure to be a hit at your next barbecue or family dinner.


The origins of kebobs can be traced back to the Middle East, where skewered meats have been cooked over open flames for centuries. The addition of cherry tomatoes to the traditional chicken kebob recipe adds a burst of freshness and color to the dish.



How to prepare

  1. Soak wooden skewers in water until ready to use.
  2. Combine the marinade ingredients and let it stand for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the chicken breasts lengthwise into thin strips. Place the strips in a sealable plastic bag or non-metallic container, and add the marinade.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. If the kebobs will be broiled, preheat the broiler and line a rimmed sheet tray with foil.
  6. Drain the chicken, discarding the marinade.
  7. Thread one end of a chicken strip onto a skewer, followed by a cherry tomato, and then the other end of the chicken.
  8. Repeat this process so that there are 3 tomatoes on each skewer and all the chicken is used.
  9. Double up on the chicken as needed.
  10. Place the kebobs on the sheet tray (or dish if the kebobs will be grilled) and brush them with olive oil.
  11. Broil for about 10 minutes, turning the kebobs over halfway through.
  12. Serve immediately.


  • Add bell peppers or onions to the kebobs for extra flavor and color.
  • Use different marinades or seasonings to change up the flavor profile of the dish.
  • Substitute the chicken with shrimp or tofu for a different protein option.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Soak wooden skewers in water before using to prevent them from burning on the grill.

- Marinate the chicken for at least 2-3 hours to ensure maximum flavor.

- Make sure to brush the kebobs with olive oil before grilling to prevent them from sticking to the grill.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken and cherry tomato kebobs with a side of rice or a fresh salad for a complete meal. They can also be served with a dipping sauce or tzatziki for added flavor.

Cooking Techniques

These kebobs can be grilled or broiled for a delicious charred flavor. Make sure to cook them until the chicken is fully cooked through.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have cherry tomatoes, you can use grape tomatoes or even chunks of regular tomatoes. You can also substitute the chicken with another protein of your choice.

Make Ahead Tips

You can marinate the chicken ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the kebobs. This can help save time on busy weeknights.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the chicken and cherry tomato kebobs on a platter with fresh herbs and lemon wedges for a beautiful presentation. You can also garnish with a sprinkle of chopped parsley or cilantro.

Pairing Recommendations

These kebobs pair well with a side of couscous or quinoa, as well as a crisp white wine or a cold beer. They are also delicious with a side of hummus and pita bread.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Leftover chicken and cherry tomato kebobs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place them in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of chicken and cherry tomato kebobs contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of chicken and cherry tomato kebobs contains approximately 5 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of chicken and cherry tomato kebobs contains approximately 7 grams of fat.


Each serving of chicken and cherry tomato kebobs contains approximately 25 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken is a good source of vitamins B6 and B12, as well as minerals such as iron and zinc. Cherry tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and potassium.


This recipe contains garlic, which may be an allergen for some individuals. Please check for any food allergies before consuming.


Chicken and cherry tomato kebobs are a nutritious and delicious dish that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. They are a great option for a healthy and satisfying meal.


Chicken and cherry tomato kebobs are a flavorful and healthy dish that is perfect for grilling season. With a simple marinade and a few fresh ingredients, you can create a delicious meal that is sure to impress your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one I won't soon forget. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Martha at her lovely countryside home. Martha was known for her delicious home-cooked meals and was always eager to share her recipes with me. On this particular day, as we sat in her backyard sipping on lemonade, Martha mentioned she had a new recipe to try out for dinner that evening.

As Martha began to gather the ingredients for her dish, I couldn't help but be intrigued by the vibrant colors and fresh scents that filled her kitchen. She explained that she was making Chicken and Cherry Tomato Kebobs, a recipe she had learned from a friend who had traveled to the Mediterranean. The combination of juicy cherry tomatoes, tender chicken, and flavorful herbs sounded absolutely divine to me.

I watched intently as Martha prepared the marinade for the chicken, mixing together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and a blend of spices. The aroma that wafted through the air was enough to make my mouth water. Then, she skewered the marinated chicken pieces and cherry tomatoes onto wooden sticks, creating colorful and appetizing kebobs.

As Martha fired up the grill, I couldn't wait to taste the finished dish. The chicken kebobs sizzled and charred beautifully over the flames, filling the air with a tantalizing scent. When Martha finally plated the kebobs and garnished them with a sprinkle of fresh herbs, I knew I was in for a treat.

With the first bite, I was transported to a culinary paradise. The chicken was tender and juicy, infused with the flavors of garlic and lemon. The cherry tomatoes burst with sweetness, adding a delightful pop of freshness to each bite. It was a perfect balance of savory and sweet, with a hint of smokiness from the grill. I couldn't get enough of the delicious kebobs, and I knew I had to learn how to make them myself.

After finishing our meal, I asked Martha for the recipe for the Chicken and Cherry Tomato Kebobs. She graciously shared it with me, along with a few tips and tricks she had picked up along the way. I made a mental note of each step, from marinating the chicken to grilling the kebobs to perfection.

When I returned home, I wasted no time in trying out the recipe for myself. I gathered all the ingredients and followed Martha's instructions carefully, letting the chicken marinate for hours to absorb all the flavors. As I skewered the chicken and cherry tomatoes onto the sticks, I felt a sense of satisfaction and anticipation.

When I finally grilled the kebobs, the familiar scent of garlic and lemon filled my kitchen, reminding me of that wonderful day at Martha's house. The chicken cooked to a beautiful golden brown, with the cherry tomatoes glistening in the heat. I plated the kebobs and sprinkled them with fresh herbs, just like Martha had done.

As I took my first bite of the Chicken and Cherry Tomato Kebobs I had made myself, I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment. The flavors were just as delicious as I remembered, each bite bursting with the taste of summer. I knew that this recipe would become a staple in my own repertoire, a dish to share with friends and family for years to come.

And so, thanks to Martha and her friend's travels to the Mediterranean, I had discovered a new favorite recipe that would hold a special place in my heart. The Chicken and Cherry Tomato Kebobs represented not just a delicious meal, but a memory of a beautiful day spent with a dear friend, sharing the joy of good food and good company. And for that, I will always be grateful.


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