Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Skewers

These grilled chimichurri chicken skewers are guaranteed crowd pleasers! They’re colorful, super easy to make and are packed with delicious flavors. We’re talking grilled peppers, onions, tender juicy chicken, all covered in herby chimichurri. They’re an awesome lunch or dinner your familia and amigos will be happy to have!

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken

Why I love this recipe

Because its food on a stick! When it comes to summer meals, skewers are one of my favorite things to make. They’re easy to serve and you can layer in veggies to make them pretty much full meal.

I also love this recipe because it’s full of chimichurri sauce – one of my favorite sauces for chicken skewers! My chimichurri sauce recipe has been one of my most popular recipes this summer. Everyone is loving to see all the uses they can get our of it, like this delicious salad, and these grilled wings! So yummy!

This recipe is ready in no time, and you can even make the chimichurri the night before. You just throw all the ingredients in a blender and buzz buzz buzz, all done! Check out this post to learn how to make this easy chimichurri marinade.

I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Bom Apetite!

Beijinhos xx

How to make chicken skewers

  1. Cut the chicken and the veggies into similar size chunks

    The first tip to make great chicken skewers is to cut the chicken into chunks of the same size. This will ensure all the chicken pieces cook evenly and at the same time, and you don’t end up with uncooked pieces on one end of the skewer and overcooked pieces on the other end.

  2. Marinade

    After your chicken pieces are all cubed up, just add the marinade.

  3. Let it rest

    The resting time will depend on the recipe. Some recipes call for marinading several hours, while others (like this one), call for a quick marinade.
    Grilled Chimichurri Chicken

  4. Season

    If your marinade doesn’t already have salt, make sure to season before taking your skewers to the grill. Coarse salt is my favorite for seasoning immediately before grilling!

  5. Assemble the skewers

    Use metal skewers or make sure to soak wooden skewers in water for about an hour before using them to avoid burning. To assemble the skewers, just layer all the pieces one by one – like in the photo below.
    Grilled Chimichurri Chicken

  6. Grill!

    Make sure your grill is clean and well oiled to avoid the skewers from sticking to the grill. Grill the skewers over direct heat for about 10-15 mins, turning them halfway through to make sure they cook evenly on both sides.

    Grilled Chimichurri Chicken

When the skewers are fresh off the grill, I finish them with a nice drizzle of chimichurri for serving. This has got to be one of my new favorite recipes with chimichurri! It’s to die for!!!

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken
Grilled Chimichurri Chicken

What to serve with these grilled chimichurri chicken skewers:

These cocktails and side dishes are some of my favorites to enjoy alongside these yummy skewers!

Caipirinha Cocktails

Cilantro Garlic Bread

Brazilian Potato Salad

Pineapple Rice

More chicken recipes:

Chimichurri Wings Recipe

Grilled Butterflied Chicken

Don’t Forget Dessert!

Key Lime Cake Recipe

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Grilled Chimichurri Chicken
5 from 11 votes

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Skewers

These grilled chimichurri chicken skewers are a guaranteed crowd pleaser! They're colorful, super easy to make and are packed with delicious flavors. Made with my super easy chimichurri sauce as a quick marinade AND serving sauce. These tender juicy chicken bits will be an awesome lunch or dinner your familia and amigos will be happy to have!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 skewers
Author: Aline Shaw


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup chimichurri sauce plus more for serving
  • 2 green bell peppers cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 yellow bell peppers cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 red bell peppers cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 red onion cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • Metal or wooden skewers, soaked in water for 1 hour


  • Add the cubes of chicken to a bowl, then add the chimichurri sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Add the coarse salt, and stir to combine.
  • Assemble the skewers by inserting the chicken, peppers, and onion onto soaked skewers, then grill over direct heat for approximately 10-15 minutes, turning halfway through to grill evenly on both sides. Make sure the chicken is cooked through and reaches 165 degrees F when tested with an instant read meat thermometer.
  • Serve with extra chimichurri sauce.

Bom Apetite!

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    1. 5 stars
      Honest to goodness, I bout cried because we’re in a stupid apartment and I can’t grill on a BBQ outside. I made these on a stovetop grill and they were fantastic. I can’t wait to get into our new house and grill them outdoors.

    2. 5 stars
      I just LOVE a good kabob/skewer recipe! This is right on time for our annual Fourth of July party! I’ll definitely be making these skewers!

    3. 5 stars
      This looks so colorful and delicious! Love that you added chimichurri sauce AND that it is grilled. Saving this recipe for later.

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