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These are some of the best chicken kabobs you'll be grilling up this summer. Soaked in a delicious marinade made with Mazola® Corn Oil, these Balsamic Rosemary Chicken Kabobs are bursting with flavor and are a lighter option. A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see

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Best Marinade For Chicken Kabobs

I love a good marinade. It makes the meat you are about to cook so full of flavor and extra tender. For the balsamic rosemary chicken, I swapped out a few ingredients from what I normally use in my marinades. Instead of using garlic powder, I opted for fresh garlic cloves. I also used fresh rosemary from my garden instead of dried herbs. Lastly, I switched out Mazola Corn Oil in place of extra virgin olive oil. The corn oil has a neutral taste that lets the natural flavors of the other ingredients really shine.

A balsamic rosemary marinade being poured over chicken skewers to make the best chicken kabobs

Balsamic vinegar and rosemary are one of the most enjoyable flavor combinations to me. It tastes so good and makes the best chicken kabobs!

How To Cook Chicken Kabobs

If you have ever visited Jordan's Easy Entertaining, you already know my favorite way to cook in the summer is grilling. Cooking chicken kabobs on the grill is really easy. One thing to keep in mind is that the wooden skewers will catch on fire if you don't soak them in water first.

The grill time for chicken kabobs is about 5 to 6 minutes per side over medium-high heat. I like to close my grill cover to seal in some smoky flavoring and get a more even heat.

cooking chicken kabobs on the grill Once the balsamic rosemary chicken kabobs are done cooking, remove them from the grill and let rest for a minute or two before serving.

closeup of the best chicken kabobs you can make on the grill

What To Serve With Chicken Kabobs

You probably want some side dishes to go with your balsamic rosemary chicken kabobs, right? If you need some suggestions on what to serve with chicken kabobs, try this lemon parmesan asparagus. You might also really like this heirloom tomato salad. And to drink, this homemade blackberry soda is so yummy!

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Mazola Corn Oil is an all-purpose, cholesterol free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy* choice for your family. *See for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health. The neutral taste won't overpower any of your other flavors, and it is delicious in salad dressings as well as cooked preparations. It has a variety of uses include baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing.

grilled chicken kabobs on a serving platter That's it for these Balsamic Rosemary Chicken Kabobs. Until next time!

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some of the best chicken kabobs served on a wooden platter

Balsamic Rosemary Chicken Kabobs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This balsamic rosemary marinade makes the best chicken kabobs!


  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup Mazola Corn Oil
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1/2 medium onion sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • bamboo skewers


  1. Soak the bamboo skewers in water for about 30 minutes right before you will be using them.
  2. Cut the chicken breast up into bite sized pieces.
  3. Thread the chicken into the skewers and place them into a shallow dish.
  4. Combine the corn oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, onion, and rosemary into a bowl and stir thoroughly.
  5. Pour the marinade over the chicken skewers and allow to marinate for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
  6. Heat your grill to medium high and add the skewers.
  7. Cook for roughly 5 minutes per side or until the chicken has reached an internal 165 degrees F.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1819Total Fat: 125gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 99gCholesterol: 386mgSodium: 354mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 142g

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