Honey-Garlic Chicken Kabob Marinade {Freezer Meal}

Garlic honey chicken kabob marinade

Like I mentioned before, we are a kabob-lovin’ family. If it were up to me, I’d have them every week. For the sake of variety, we don’t. But I love them that much. What’s funny is I only have two recipes for them. One marinade for steak kabobs and one for chicken.

I’ll go out on a limb and say that kabobs made with this marinade are my number one favorite meal. Number one, people. 

5 ingredient garlic honey marinade for chicken makes this recipe a family favorite!

The ingredients are simple and ones you probably have on hand. The taste is flavorful and fresh. You’ll want to print this one out, people. Trust me!

5 ingredient garlic honey marinade for chicken makes this recipe a family favorite!


Honey-Garlic Chicken Kabob Marinade

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


5 ingredient garlic honey marinade for chicken makes this recipe a family favorite!


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (I leave this out because I don’t like pepper)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 pounds chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 23 bell peppers, seeded and cut into bite-sized pieces (any color)
  • 1 red onion, cut into bite-sized chunks


  1. In large bowl whisk together all marinade ingredients.
  2. Mix marinade with veggies and chicken and let it marinate in the refrigerator for about two hours.
  3. Pre-heat grill to medium heat (around 350-400 degrees).
  4. Drain marinade from veggies and chicken and place on skewers. We’ve found it works best to put all the chicken on the same skewer, all the onions and peppers on one, etc. That way you can cook them as needed without over cooking.
  5. Grill for around 12-15 minutes. Some veggies will cook faster than others, so you’ll just have to keep an eye on them.


Freezer Meal Instructions:

To Freeze:
Mix marinade ingredients in a large freezer bag. Add chopped chicken, seal, and freeze. Note: Do not freeze vegetables.

To Prepare:
Thaw chicken and marinade in the refrigerator. Add fresh chopped vegetables to the bag and let marinate up to two hours in the refrigerator, if desired. Thread chicken and veggies onto skewers. Grill according to instructions.

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  3. Wow these look soo good. Bet they taste amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


  4. Janay says

    Is there an alternative for those of us who don’t have a grill??

    • Polly says

      I haven’t done it but you could probably use a grill pan and cook it in the oven. Maybe around 400 degrees? Anyone else have any ideas?

  5. Diane says

    Do you use the honey right from the can, or after it is reconstituted?

    • Polly says

      I just poured it straight from the store-bought honey bear. Does that answer your question?

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  7. Sue says

    Want to try this and freeze. Do I freeze the raw chickens in the marinade
    And when ready to Q the kebabs, would you freshly cut the veggies but still marinade them for more flavour, or just stick them on the skewers with the chicken
    Tnx. Sue

    • Polly says

      I like my bell peppers and onions marinated but it really just depends on your preferences. Yes, you could freeze the raw chicken in the marinade and then thaw it out before cooking.

  8. Tracey says

    Where did you get these circular kabob skewers?? have you done potatoes with this marinade as well??

  9. Doug says

    How much chicken will this make?

    • Polly says

      I usually use 2-3 chicken breasts

  10. Greg Baker says

    I tried this recipe on my new grill i got as a gift from my wife “Kabobeque BBQ Grills”.
    the kabobs came out amazing, they were juicy, soft and flavorful. A++ recipe

    The grill i got automatically rotates 13 skewers, so this kabob recipe was a fast n fun thing.

    • Polly says

      Glad they worked out for you! They are a favorite in our house.

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  12. Andrea says

    If I want to freeze this, should I add veggies w/chicken in marinade?

    • Polly says

      Bell peppers and onions wouldn’t hold up well after being frozen. I’d stick with just freezing the chicken and adding fresh veggies when you want to make the kabobs.