Grilled Pesto Chicken & Tomato Kebabzz

YUM. These turned out great! Perfect for a summer grill out whether you’re eating for 2 or for 8. Made the pesto homemade (a phase I’m going through being obsessed with homemade pesto…I’m sure it won’t last) but feel free to save some time and get store bought if ya want. Only other ingredients is chicken breasts and tomatoes! 



  • 2-3 cup arugula
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese (any kind)
  • salt & pepper
  • 3/4cup – 1cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts (optional)


  • 2 skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 21 cherry tomatoes
  • 14 wooden skewers

So this is my own arugula pesto recipe… different from the one that comes with this kebab recipe on Skinnytaste!

Step One:

Place your arugula into your food processor and then place the parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper (just a tad) and pine nuts (optional, I only used cause I had and most pesto recipes call for them, but I’ve had without and it taste just fine!)



Step Two:

Pulse your ingredients all together… if for any reason it seems thick just add a little more olive oil. I used the full 1 cup (but I flinch when I do cause I know it’s a lot). Boom. Look at that green goodness.


Step Three:

Now it’s time to dice your chicken breasts and get them marinated in the pesto. I mixed it all in a bowl, covered it and marinated for a few hours (if your short on time just get them in for any amount of time). While this happens if you’re using wood skewers and not metal…soak them in some water for a little bit. 


Step Four:

After your chicken has marinated….pull it out and start layering up with your chicken and tomatoes. Start with chicken and end with chicken.


Step Five:

We don’t have a grill grill at our townhouse…accidentally left it at our old place when we moved, doh! So I actually just used a George Foreman believe it or not….worked like a charm. But I know it’s not the same as sittin out on the back deck in the sun, with an ice cold beer, smelling that authentic grill cooking. They were still really good though. Super light and super easy! Served them up with a side of rice….pasta or salad would be great too.




One thought on “Grilled Pesto Chicken & Tomato Kebabzz

  1. The Dad says:

    Looks delish- come get your grill at Daddy’s house! The Dad

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