Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers Recipe

Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers Recipe

Elevate your dinner with these Oven-Baked Chicken Skewers, also known as Oven Chicken Kabobs! This flavorful chicken kabob recipe is perfect for a quick and easy dinner that the whole family will enjoy. 

Boneless skinless chicken thighs are marinated in a simple blend of lemon juice, avocado oil, and aromatic spices, creating the perfect chicken kabob marinade. Threaded onto bamboo skewers, baked in the oven and finished with a mouthwatering garlic Parmesan sauce. These skewers are a burst of savory perfection and are sure to become your new favorite protein option and go-to among easy chicken recipes.

Ideal for a main course on a busy weeknight, these oven-baked chicken kabobs provide a great way of cooking chicken kabobs using simple ingredients and without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. An excellent main dish that's just as delicious the next day!

Serve with your favorite side dish for a complete meal; great options include Garlicky Zucchini Slices, Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese and Garlic or Sauteed Bok Choy and Mushrooms.


  • 8 chicken thighs (skinless, boneless)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ■■■■ SAUCE: ■■■■■
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (or butter)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (finely grated)
  • 3 tablespoons parsley (chopped)
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
20 minutes
Total time:
30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). If your oven has an air fryer setting, this works wonderful for this recipe, then you can set the temperature to 390°F (180°C). Prepare a rimmed baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper (or aluminum foil) for easy clean up. Place a baking rack on top of the parchment-lined sheet. I recommend using a baking rack for this recipe to ensure the chicken cooks evenly and achieves a nice color on all sides.
2. Trim excess fat off boneless skinless chicken thighs and cut each chicken thigh in half.
Skinless boneless chicken thighs cut in half.
3. In a large bowl or dish, combine chicken pieces with the marinade ingredients: lemon juice, oil, garlic powder, salt, paprika, and black pepper. If time allows, marinate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.
Skinless boneless chicken thighs with aromatic spices on top.
Chicken thighs covered in a simple marinade of lemon juice, avocado oil, paprika, salt and black pepper.
4. Use metal skewers or wooden skewers to thread about 4 pieces of marinated chicken onto each skewer. Transfer the skewers to the prepared baking sheet with a rack.
Marinated chicken thighs threaded onto bamboo skewers ready for cooking.
5. Bake chicken kebabs for 10 minutes, then flip and bake for an additional 7-10 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C) as measured by a meat thermometer. Cooking time may vary depending on your oven.
Baked chicken thigh skewers sitting on a baking rack.
6. While the chicken is baking, prepare the sauce. In a small saucepan, heat ghee (or butter), add grated garlic and crushed red pepper flakes, cook for about a minute.
Ghee with crushed red pepper and garlic.
Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
Finishing sauce for the chicken skewers made of ghee, crushed red pepper, garlic, Parmesan and parsley.
7. Once the chicken skewers are done, use a silicone brush to generously coat them with the garlic Parmesan sauce. Enjoy!
Juicy chicken skewers finished with garlicky Parmesan sauce on a baking rack.

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Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Organic Chicken Thighs

Organic Chicken Thighs
Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil

Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder



Crushed Red Pepper

Crushed Red Pepper
Grated Parmesan

Grated Parmesan
Fresh Parsley

Fresh Parsley

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