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Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs

Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs

 Grill up some wholesome fun with this flavorful recipe for Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs. Marinated in a robust pesto sauce, these skewers of tender chicken pieces and seasoned vegetables make a colorful and appetizing entrée.

Served with a fresh salad, these kebabs are a perfect addition to the summer season.

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  • 1/4 cup BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil
  • Grated lemon peel from 1 lemon
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound assorted vegetables (cherry tomatoes, bell pepper cubes, zucchini wedges, button mushrooms and/or eggplant cubes)
  • 4 (10-inch) skewers


  1. Combine pesto, lemon peel and lemon juice in large, resealable plastic bag.
  2. Add chicken and vegetables; seal.
  3. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. Thread chicken and vegetables alternately on skewers; discard any remaining marinade.
  5. Heat grill or broiler. (Place kebabs on baking sheet if broiling.) Grill or broil for 5 minutes; turn over.
  6. Grill or broil for an additional 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through.
  7. Season with salt and ground black pepper, if desired.

Prep Time: 20 min | Cooking Time: 8 min
Cooling Time: 1 hr marinating | Servings: 4

If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before threading.

Nutritional Information: Calories: 150 Calories from Fat: 70 Total Fat: 8 g Saturated Fat: 1.5 g Cholesterol: 40 mg Sodium: 180 mg Carbohydrates: 4 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 2 g Protein: 16 g

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Nestlé® and