Recipe By Christina
Published Jul 10th
Pesto Chicken Kabobs
Prep 15m Cook 6m Additional 5m Ready In 1d 26m
Servings 4 servings Calories 539.2

Delicious, moist and flavorful. I prefer using homemade pesto, but store-bought will do if necessary. This is sure to become a family favorite! Serve with lemon wedges. This recipe was made in a Panasonic CIO.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup pesto
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 red onion chunks
  • 6 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine chicken pieces, pesto, and lemon juice in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag; seal bag and toss to coat evenly. Marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  2. 2 Thread chicken, tomatoes, and onion alternately onto skewers. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3 Preheat Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven to Medium-High on the "Grill" setting.
  4. 4 Place the skewers into the grill pan and set the timer for 3 minutes.
  5. 5 Turn skewers and cook another 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  6. 6 Allow to rest for about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 539.2
  • Carbohydrate 28.4 g
  • Cholesterol 84.6 mg
  • Fat 31.5 g
  • Fiber 6.2 g
  • Protein 37.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.5 g
  • Sodium 584.8 mg
  • Sugar 9.8 g

Chef's Notes

Feel free to substitute other veggies for the tomatoes and red onion, but those are our favorites; These could be marinated for less time with good results, but for the best flavor marinate the full 24 hours; How big or small you cut the chicken will affect the cooking time, so adjust accordingly.


  1. Easy and delicious!
  2. Never put cherry tomatoes on Kabobs unless you like little balls of molten lava exploding in your mouth! Also I don't have a Panasonic Counter top Induction Oven. So I had to figure that one out on my own. Otherwise this is a good basic recipe.
  3. My husband and I loved these! I used only enough pesto to marinade the chicken which wasn't nearly as much as this calls for. I used more chicken and added colored peppers to the mix too. Was delicious!
  4. This recipe couldn't have been easier and the flavor was fantastic! The chicken was unbelievably tender and pesto gave it a complex flavor. The tomatoes were sweet and the onions still had just the right amount of crunch. I served with brown rice and broccoli but this would be wonderful on a sub roll!
  5. 5 stars all the way! This comes together so quick and is SO tasty! The Panasonic oven grills these kabobs to perfection. Add whatever veggies you like. I added a green bell pepper because I had one that needed used. Mushrooms would be a good addition and mix well with the pesto too. The chicken - Read more ...
  6. Wow what a great recipe we absolutely loved it! Thanks for the recipe excellent job!
  7. This tasted great!