Skip to content
Back Back to Insurance menu Go to Insurance
Back Back to Holidays menu Go to Holidays
Back Back to Saga Magazine menu Go to Magazine
Search Magazine

BBQ chimichurri chicken kebabs

Lisa Faulkner / 13 May 2016

Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner shares her easy recipe for barbecue chicken kebabs with a herby Argentinian chimichurri marinade.

BBQ chimichurri chicken kebab
BBQ chimichurri chicken kebab

Marinating time

2 hours

Cooking time

10 minutes




  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 banana shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • A handful coriander
  • A handful flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2-3 slices of green jalapeno pepper (I use them from the jar)
  • 50ml white wine vinegar
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 pitta bread
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce and quartered cherry tomatoes to serve


Cut chicken breasts into chunks or strips and tip into a freezer bag.

Put the shallot, garlic, coriander, parsley, oregano and peppers into food processor and blitz. Then add the vinegar and olive oil and season to taste. Place in the freezer bag with the chicken and leave to marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Heat the BBQ until good and hot.

Thread the chicken onto metal skewers (note, use metal skewers to ensure the meat cooks in the middle).

BBQ for 6-7 minutes, turning until lovely and charred and cooked through. Rest for a couple of minutes whilst you griddle the pitta bread on both sides then open up and fill with the chicken and salad.

Visit our barbecue section for more great barbecue recipes.

BBQ chimichurri chicken kebab


Saga Magazine is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site or newsletter, we may earn affiliate commission. Everything we recommend is independently chosen irrespective of affiliate agreements.

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated. The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.