Grilled Tender Turkey Kabobs
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Grilled Turkey Kabobs

This is an easy recipe for tender, grilled turkey kabobs. Served over pasta, rice or your favorite salad, these healthy turkey skewers are a must-try this summer!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Outdoor Cooking, Turkey Kabobs
Servings: 4
Calories: 253
Author: Julia


For the marinade:

For the skewers:

  • 17 ounce Turkey Chunks (500g)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper , large
  • 1 Yellow Red Bell Pepper , large
  • 1 Onion , medium


  • Place the marinade ingredients in a bowl that is large enough to hold all the meat. Give it a stir and add in the turkey chunks. Use your hands or a spoon to coat the meat with marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours (or overnight).
  • Cut the peppers and onion into chunks (similar size to the meat, if possible) and thread them as well as the turkey chunks onto the skewers (meat + pepper + onion + meat, etc).
  • Grill on medium to high heat for 10-15 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.


  1. Use either turkey breast or thighs. My preference is the thighs. Also chicken can be used.
  2. Instead of a bowl, a Ziploc bag can be used for marinating.
  3. The color of the peppers doesn’t really matter so you can use what you have on hand or what works best for you. I like to use yellow and red because they make the kabobs colorful and pretty to look at.
  4. Optional: dried chili flakes can be also added to the marinade. Just be careful with the amount you put in. I tried it twice – once with 1 teaspoon (they turned out very spicy) and once with ½ teaspoon (you could barely taste any spiciness).
  5. Skewers: If you have metal skewers, don’t hesitate and use those! When using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to stop them from burning. I suggest threading less meat on the wooden skewers as they might break when too heavy (that is why I prefer using metal skewers).
  6. The grill grates: brushing them with oil prior to grilling will stop the kabobs from sticking to them.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Turkey Kabobs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 2030IU41%
Vitamin C 85.6mg104%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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