These grilled herb turkey kabobs are full of flavour from a tasty but simple to make marinade, and a fun recipe for summer BBQs or indoor grilling. A family-friendly recipe that is a real crowd-pleaser!
There's something about kabobs (or kebabs or skewers as they also known - never quite figured out the difference!) that is quite fun, and particularly for summer. If your family loves them too then you may also like to see my pesto chicken skewers and coconut chicken skewers. Both tasty and suitable for kids and adults alike.
These grilled turkey skewers are flavourful from herbs and a touch of honey, and show that turkey doesn't just have to be for Christmas, Thanksgiving or holiday meals! They can be enjoyed in the summer sunshine for outdoor BBQs or if the weather isn't isn't being too kind, then for indoor grilling too.
⭐ Why this recipe is so good
Delicious herb marinade. Fresh herbs and honey combine perfectly for lots of flavour, and can easily be adjusted for even more herby flavour if you like!
Enjoy year-round. These kabobs can be grilled indoors or outdoors.
Easy to make. A super simple marinade provides lots of flavour, and then the skewers are very easy to put together.
Some notes on a few of the ingredients. See the recipe card below for the full list and their quantities!
- Turkey breast fillets - choose good quality fillets and then dice into smaller pieces suitable for kabobs.
- Herbs - you can use those you prefer. Personally I like fresh coriander and mint, but I know the former isn't always a favourite of some! Parsley would also be nice.
- Apple cider vinegar - this adds a tang to the marinade. My low histamine readers may wish to use white distilled vinegar instead, or leave out entirely.
📖 Variations to the recipe
Maple syrup in place of honey. If you prefer not to use honey, this can be swapped out for maple syrup.
Herbs of choice. I like to use coriander and mint, but use the fresh herbs you like best!
Swap turkey for chicken. While this recipe uses turkey, you can always use chicken instead. I suggest dicing chicken breast into bite-size pieces.
🔪 Step by step instructions
Making these grilled turkey kabobs really couldn't be more simple. Just a little hands-on prep time, then the grill does the work for you. Don't forget to prepare some sides too!
Steps 1 & 2
1. Prepare the marinade by combining the herbs, honey, vinegar and olive oil. Give it a good stir.
2. After dicing the turkey add it to the marinade and stir so all the turkey is coated.
Recipe tip: make the marinade in the dish you are using to let the turkey marinate in (if so doing) to save on washing up!
Thread the turkey onto the skewers, including fresh bell pepper and zucchini, or other vegetables. Bake on a lined baking tray if grilling indoors, or on a BBQ if outdoors. Check for an internal temperature of 165F and then serve with sides of your choice.
📋 Frequently asked questions
Yes, chicken also works well!
If you are a low histamine reader than you may wish to skip this stage altogether. If not, then I suggest around two hours.
Use a meat thermometer and check for an internal temperature of 165F at the deepest part of the turkey.
💭 How to prepare wooden skewers
Wooden skewers need to be soaked in water for at least 30 minutes before use to help prevent burning on the grill. You don't need to soak metal skewers.
⏲️ Equipment needed
Knife or scissors - to dice / slice the turkey and vegetables.
Grill - to, you know, grill!!
🥣 More tasty chicken and turkey recipes
As well as chicken recipes, find more tasty and fun recipes to try out on the turkey recipes page, including my tasty but very easy to make turkey rissoles and my ground turkey sweet potato hash. It's not just for the holidays, and makes a lovely family dinner!
Grilled Herb Turkey Kabobs
- 1 lb turkey breast fillets diced into bite-size pieces
- 1 red bell pepper diced into chunks
- ½ zucchini diced into chunks
- Make the marinade by combining the ingredients in a container or bowl that can be sealed. Stir well.
- Add the diced turkey to the container and stir well to coat in the marinade. Set aside in the fridge for up to two hours (optional).
- Preheat the grill and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Thread the turkey and vegetables onto your skewers. Grill for 20 minutes or until the turkey is cooked through with an internal temperature of 165F. Cook time will vary depending upon the size of the turkey pieces and/or, if you are grilling outdoors, the temperature of your BBQ.
- Adjust the amount of herbs to taste. You can always add more for extra 'herby' flavour.
- Cut the turkey into roughly similar size pieces so they cook evenly.
- My low histamine readers may wish to cook the kabobs straight away, rather than leaving them to marinate.
- Please note that nutritional information is offered as a courtesy. It is auto-generated and should be understood to be an estimate.
- apple cider vinegar, which scores 1.
- garlic, which scores 1.
- black pepper, which scores 2.
- coriander, if using, scores 0 with a ? as a liberator. It has a note 'only small amounts are well tolerated'.