All you need are 3 ingredients and a grill (or grill pan) for these scrumptious pesto chicken skewers with grape tomatoes! Served with rice or pasta, they make a hearty and healthy meal!
The weather may be cooling where you are (and boy, am I jealous), but here in Austin we’re still in the middle of what feels like an eternal summer. I’m starting to long for breezy walks and chunky sweaters, hot apple cider and crisp orange leaves. But, the summer lover deep inside knows that grilling season will soon be over… and I’m taking full advantage while I can!
There’s nothing we love more than throwing on a piece of meat, or a pile of cut-up veggies, and having a healthy dinner done in minutes. It’s the only way to eat when it’s too hot to fire up the oven!
These scrumptious, juicy chicken and tomato skewers totally hit the spot for an easy weeknight meal. Using my nut-free Spinach Basil Pesto as a chicken marinade, every bite had a bit of bright and zesty basil flavor… which paired perfectly with the tomatoes!
Served with a salad, these skewers made for a mouthwatering low-carb meal that’s just as colorful as it is healthy. My One-Pan Greek Orzo would make a light lemony side, or scoot some fluffy Parmesan Garlic Knots alongside.
However you dish them up, these skewers make the perfect summer meal!
Grilled Pesto Chicken and Tomato Skewers
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/3 cup basil pesto, I used my Spinach Basil Pesto
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes
- In a large bowl, combine cubed chicken and basil pesto. Cover, refrigerate and let marinate for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.
- When ready to cook, thread chicken and tomatoes onto skewers, alternating each as you go.
- Preheat outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium heat. Lightly grease grates with nonstick cooking spray. Once hot, place skewers on grill and cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, 2-3 more minutes.
Love the pesto marinade, the perfect grilled dinner while the days are still warm!
Here in Italy summer has already been replaced by a typical Fall-ish weather but I’m sure I’ll find a way to make these gorgeous looking skewers happen anyway. I love anything pesto but actually never tried it on chicken, so I can’t wait!
So simple, perfect and delicious!!
These skewers look fantastic! And funny thing…I just made pesto with all the basil that’s growing in my yard, and I have cherry tomatoes…I’m thinking this delicious recipe for dinner?
Wow these look incredible. This might become a staple at my house
this looks so delicious..i can almost smell the grilled chicken and pesto.
This is the perfect meal for the last days of summer!
What a happy dinner this would make! I can close my eyes and taste all those flavors.
Mmmm delicious! I am holding onto the Summer as best I can, but it’s starting to get chilly here in Scotland, doesn’t mean you can’t have delicious and colourful dishes though :D
It’s finally cooling down just a tad here – but this is my favorite time to grill since it’s not so hot! These skewers look delicious!
Pesto is my go-to ingredient for adding tons of flavor to quick and easy dishes. Love how fresh and vibrant these are!
I need to add this to our weekend menu! Love the simplicity of these skewers!
There’s nothing better than a meal that takes minutes to prepare. Love these yummy skewers.
It’s so hot outside right now here in CA, so the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven! These skewers look delicious, and I love all those colors! :)
These beautiful skewers could not look more gorgeous! This is how I like to eat these days.. low carb and healthy! :)