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Keto Chicken Shawarma Kebabs

  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 3 kebabs 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


These Keto Chicken Shawarma Kebabs are so flavorful and delicious! Add a serving of tzatziki on the side for a perfect low-carb dinner with the family!



  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (~544g)


Optional Garnish:

  • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley or dill


  1. Cut the chicken breasts into cubes, about 1-inch x 1-inch pieces.
  2. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl or ziplock bag. Add the chicken to the marinade and make sure each piece is fully coated. If using a ziplock bag, place the chicken in the bag, squeeze out the air, seal, and massage until chicken is fully coated in marinade. Marinate chicken for at least 2 hours, ideally overnight to let the flavors infuse.
  3. After chicken has finished marinating, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  4. Thread marinated chicken breast onto metal skewers until you have 3 equal servings.
  5. Place kebabs on prepared baking sheet and roast in oven until cooked through and golden, about 30 minutes, flipping chicken halfway through.
  6. While chicken bakes, prepare tzatziki, if you plan to serve it. Store tzatziki in the fridge covered with a lid or plastic wrap until ready to use.
  7. After baking, remove chicken from oven and allow to rest for 3-4 minutes before serving with tzatziki. Optionally, add a small salad to the side for an added meal component!

Recipe Notes:

Chicken Breast Substitution: In this recipe, I use chicken breasts, but chicken thighs will also work. Simply thread the chicken thighs on to skewers and bake the same way. Cooking times may vary slightly so be sure the meat is cooked to 165 degrees.

Skewers: I prefer to use stainless steel skewers for this recipe. Be sure to not touch the skewers while they bake unless you are wearing oven mitts. You can also use wooden skewers for this recipe, but be sure to soak them in water first so they don’t burn during the cooking process.

Alternative Cooking Method: I created this recipe in the oven for an easy weeknight keto dinner but they’re also delicious on the grill.

Fridge Storage: I love these kebabs fresh from the oven but you can place the cooked meat in an airtight storage container and store in the refrigerator. Eat within 2-3 days.

Serving Options: Pair these kebabs with my favorite tzatziki and a small side salad.

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