Looking for BBQ skewers recipes? Check out our kebab skewers that are great to add to a BBQ spread. From chicken skewers to Szechuan-spiced meat kebabs and vegetable skewers (including plenty of halloumi), we've got lots of ideas.


Once you've checked out these recipes, take a look at more of our favourite BBQ ideas and chicken wing recipes.

Best BBQ skewers recipes

Bundoo Khan-style chicken boti tikka

Sumayya's Pakistani chicken tikka is the real deal – thread marinated chicken onto bamboo skewers and serve with tamarind chutney.

Skewered marinaded chicken sticks on a white plate

BBQ kofte with whipped feta and tahini slaw

Serve our spiced BBQ kofte to a crowd, made with a light slaw and creamy whipped feta sauce, and watch them disappear in minutes.

A silver tray topped with a large grilled flatbread meatballs and slaw on a blue background

Chilli paneer skewers

Check out our chilli paneer skewers, marinated in chilli, cumin and yogurt and served with a cooling coconut raita and fruity mango salad.

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A round flatbread topped with bbq paneer skewers on a wooden board with a blue background

Chicken kebabs

This skewer recipe has it all: spicy paprika chicken, sweet caramelised pineapple and plenty of refreshing mint. The kebabs are great on their own as a starter, or with some rice or noodles as a main dish.

Paprika chicken kebabs on a plate, next to grilled pineapple chunks

Mushroom shawarma

This is a stunning kebab recipe which also happens to be vegan, as the toum sauce is made without egg. It's so worth making your own shawarma spice mix, so don't skip that step! A great recipe to whip out of your back pocket for a BBQ.

Mushroom shawarma

Halloumi skewers

Chipotle, smoked paprika, brown sugar and lime zest make a sweet, sticky marinade to coat halloumi for a stunning vegetarian barbecue dish.

Halloumi skewers with chipotle and lime on a serving plate with lettuce on the side

Greek chicken skewers

Create your own mini Mediterranean spread with zesty oregano chicken skewers, creamy hummus and warm pittas.

Greek Chicken Skewers on a Board with Hummus and Flatbreads

Aubergine kebabs with charred onion salsa

These veggie skewers make for a simple but effective BBQ recipe. Aubergine gets coated in pomegranate molasses, cumin, cinnamon, aleppo pepper and sumac before hitting the grill. It's paired with an onion, garlic, lemon and chilli salsa. Swap the yogurt for a plant-based version and you've got a great vegan BBQ dish.

Aubergine Kebabs with Charred Onion Salsa

‘Indian Takeaway’ seekh kebab skewers

Get these juicy lamb kebabs on the grill. Fragrant with coriander stalks, they pack a fair whack of chilli and are perfect served inside a soft naan with pickled red onion salad, sliced cucumber and raita.

‘Indian Takeaway’ seekh kebabs

Hole-in-the-wall beef skewers

These beef skewer kebabs are simple to make and cook fast on a BBQ. Rather than serve them in a wrap, make these a little different, plating them up on a slick of hummus – and then top the meat with a really zesty mix of red onion, sumac and parsley. Discover more of our best skewer recipes.

Beef skewers on a bed of hummus a plate

Kebab king chicken shawarma

Take the classic Middle Eastern kebab to the next level with spiced, juicy chicken thighs wrapped up with masses of garlic sauce, chilli, salad, pickles and even chips. We have plenty more chicken thigh recipes to check out, too.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Vegan tempeh and pineapple kebabs

Delicious chunks of marinated tempeh work brilliantly with juicy pineapple in this easy vegan alternative to the traditional BBQ skewer.

Pineapple Kebabs with Tempeh on a White Plate

Bahraini tikka

Marinating the beef fillet in ground dried lime creates wonderfully tender skewers to serve with fluffy flatbreads, silky hummus and fresh orange slices.

Bahraini Tikka kebab on a plate with flatbread, red onion and tomatoes

Adana kebabs

These Turkish-style lamb kebabs are named after the city of Adana and flavoured with chilli and sumac. Make them to feed a crowd at your next BBQ.

A wooden background has circular flatbreads with dark lamb skewers and a pot of white sauce and a pot of chopped onions

Crusted lamb BBQ skewers with dill flatbreads and garlic yogurt

Marinate bite-sized lamb pieces in zesty lemon, fiery chillies and fennel seeds, and serve with homemade flatbreads, dill and a creamy garlic yogurt for a quick spring dinner.

Lamb Skewers Recipe with Flatbreads and Garlic Yogurt

Spiced halloumi and watermelon skewers

Looking for a BBQ skewer for vegetarians? Check out these super simple skewers with salty halloumi and sweet watermelon. Make these easy veggie skewers for your next BBQ with friends. Looking for more halloumi recipes? We have lots.

Halloumi Skewers Recipe with Watermelon

Moroccan tuna kebabs with herb and lemon grains

Midweek menu falling flat? Lift your appetite with these Moroccan-spiced tuna kebabs ready in 15 minutes, served with nourishing grains and punchy harissa yogurt.

Tuna Kebab Recipe with Mixed Grains

Fish kebabs

Turn your hand to these fish skewers, a turmeric fish banh mi, for an alternative to meat at a BBQ.

Turmeric fish kebabs with pickled carrot and radish salad on a large white plate

Jujeh kabab

Reflecting the food of Tehran's hole-in-the-wall kabab houses, Berenjak restaurant's convivial cooking is ideal to recreate at home. Try this chicken kebab as part of a mezze feast. Check out our restaurant review of Berenjak over here.

Jujeh Kabab Recipe

Courgette BBQ skewers

Check out these easy veggie skewers with courgettes soaked in a citrusy sweet marinade with a hint of chilli. Make these quick skewers as a simple veggie bbq side. We have plenty more ideas for BBQ side dishes, too.

Courgette Vegetable Skewers Recipe

Ribbon beef skewers with radish pickles and smashed cucumber

A perfect quick healthy dinner idea for two, these chargrilled sirloin steak skewers with spicy smashed cucumbers are low calorie but high in protein.

Check out our steak recipes for more ideas.

ribbon beef skewers with radish pickles and smashed cucumber

Chicken satay with noodles

Our recipe for chicken satay noodles is a really easy meal for two that's ready in under an hour – perfect for cooking on the BBQ.

Chicken satay noodles

Pork belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce

These pork belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce make easy but impressive canapés for summer eating.

Pork-Belly Skewers Recipe With Caramel Sauce

Harissa-honey sausage skewers

Check out our honey glazed cocktail sausages with harissa. These quick and easy skewers are super simple to make and ready in just 30 minutes, a perfect side to your summer BBQ.

Sausage Skewers Recipe with Harissa and Honey

Grilled padron peppers and chorizo skewers with honey drizzle

These sticky grilled padron peppers and chorizo skewers with honey drizzle make the perfect starter or finger food to serve with drinks over the summer months. What's more, they're super quick and easy to make.

Chorizo and padron pepper skewers

Spiced pork and pineapple skewers

Try these tender pork skewers with hot ancho chillis, and sweet and juicy pineapple. This punchy BBQ recipe is super easy to make and ready in 30 minutes.

Pork and Pineapple Skewers

Sriracha-and-lime-marinated chicken BBQ skewers

Check out these easy chicken skewers with a punchy, zingy marinade. These chicken skewers are super simple to make and ready in no time, perfect BBQ food.

Chicken Skewers Recipe with Sriracha

Lemongrass pork skewers with green bean salad

Wrap pork mince around lemongrass skewers before cooking for serving in lettuce leaf cups. Make an easy salad with finely chopped green beans to serve on top.

Szechuan spice-crusted lamb skewers with carrot salad

Try our quick lamb skewer recipe for the BBQ. Thread onto skewers, coat with a spicy chilli rub and pop on the grill. Serve with the carrot and coriander salad.

Szechuan Lamb Skewers With Carrot Salad

Halloumi, tomato and aubergine skewers

Make an easy marinade for BBQ vegetarian halloumi skewers. Add tomatoes and aubergine and grill on the barbecue. Piled on to crusty bread these will be a hit.

Halloumi Skewers Recipe with Aubergine

Yakitori chicken skewers with miso

This Japanese glaze is ideal for grilled meat, poultry or fish skewers. It's so easy to make – the mix of miso, sugar and mirin makes these healthy chicken skewers deliciously sticky. We have plenty more Japanese recipes for you to make.

Chicken Yakitori Recipe

Vietnamese pork mince kebabs

Check out these fresh, punchy Vietnamese style kebabs packed with half pork half mushrooms. These mini kebabs are gluten free and make for a quick and easy midweek meal for four. Try our other Vietnamese recipes to make a full spread.

Vietnamese Pork Kebab Recipe

Dishoom's lamb boti kabab

Dishoom has become synonymous with moreish Indian food designed to be eaten throughout the day. You’ll find no tikka masala here! Try traditional lamb boti kababs for dinner tonight. This recipe was created by Dishoom's executive chef, Naved Nasir.

Dishoom lamb boti kabab

Baby new potatoes wrapped in bacon

Check out these baby new potatoes wrapped in crispy bacon with a punchy, creamy harissa soft cheese dip. This simple bite size potato skewers recipe make an easy BBQ side dish to have at your next summer dinner party.

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes Recipe with Cheese Dip served on a pale grey speckled round plate

Grilled fish BBQ skewers with chickpea salad

Zhoug is a punchy combo of fresh coriander, parsley, cloves and chilli. Here, it is used as a zingy marinade for grilled fish skewers to cook on the BBQ and serve with a chickpea salad.

Grilled Fish Skewers With Chickpea Salad

Beef and sweet potato skewers with chimchurri sauce

Try something different with this Argentinian recipe. Beef and sweet potato are grilled on the barbecue and served warm with a green chimichurri sauce of paprika, garlic and red chilli.

Chipolata rosemary skewers

Try these quick to prepare tasty sausages brushed with a delicious honey mustard glaze. Chipolatas make the best BBQ food for when you need food in a hurry.

Teriyaki steak skewers with chopped green Asian salad

Making sure you eat healthily doesn't mean that you have to deny yourself. Try this recipe for teriyaki steak skewers with chopped green Asian salad which comes in at under 500 calories and is packed with flavour.


Jerk chicken kebabs

If you love the spicy taste of jerk seasoning, then these jerk chicken kebabs are a perfect, easy way to bring the flavours of the Caribbean into your own house. Serve the chicken and pepper skewers with couscous or rice.

jerk chicken brochettes with saffron couscous

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