Grilled Chicken Skewers with Go-To Chicken Marinade

  • Author: Stephanie
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A marinade that incorporates honey, soy sauce, and beer, to leave you with the juiciest most tender grilled chicken.



  • 1 1/2lbs bonesless skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder, or 1 tbsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 can of beer (Guinness stout, or beer of choice)


  • 3 bell peppers, trimmed, and sliced into squares
  • 1 zucchini, ends trimmed, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • cloves from 1 head of garlic, peeled
  • 1 red onion, peeled, and sliced into squares
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Clean chicken breast and cut into roughly 1 inch cube pieces
  • In a large bowl add all the ingredients (minus the beer) and whisk together. Once mixed, pour in beer, and stir to combine. Add in chicken, mix, cover with a lid or wrap, and refrigerate for minimum 2 hours.
  • While chicken is marinating, slice up all of your vegetables that are going onto the skewers. Once done, drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper, and mix to coat the vegetables.
  • Once the marinade is complete, taking the skewer, layer vegetables and chicken, until the skewer is full.
  • Grill until meat is fully cooked through (165 degrees) and vegetables are charred.
  • Serve alone, or pair with a side.


  • If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water prior to grilling so they do not burn or catch fire when cooking.
  • Internal temperature of chicken should be 165 degrees

Keywords: chicken marinade, marinade, skewer, chicken skewer, grilled chicken, grilled vegetables