Summer Basil Chicken and Shrimp Kabobs on a metal sheet pan with grass in the background

Summer Basil Chicken and Shrimp Kabobs

Summertime means grilling, and grilling often means kabobs for us. This recipe uses a sweet basil oil for a flavorful variant on kabobs. 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, chicken, grill, kabobs, shrimp
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 378kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 2 lbs chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 12 oz shrimp medium, uncooked
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 tbsp basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • If using wooden skewers, soak in water
  • Thaw shrimp
  • Dice chicken and vegetables into one-inch pieces
  • Build skewers as desired, mixing vegetables with meat
  • Heat grill to medium heat
  • Grill kabobs until chicken is cooked through
  • Combine basil, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a blender or food processor until combined
  • Brush basil mixture over kabobs


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 758mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 70.5mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.8mg