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Tender Breaded Chicken in the Oven on Skewers

Tender breaded chicken skewers are juicy and crisp, and out-of-this-world delicious. These Chicken Kebabs are—an easy recipe to prepare ahead of time and perfect for dinner time.


Whenever I pass by a Mediterranean or Middle Eastern restaurant, I almost always have to order a plate of meat skewers. I love the perfectly charred flavor, the tender meat, and the beautiful melody of spices.

But the problem with that is I’m not always near a place where I can buy fresh, delicious kebabs. And to be honest, take-out orders can be hit or miss as well. So instead of always bringing them home, I’ve tried making them. It’s a five-star rating.

This breaded chicken recipe is from my mom’s cookbook and was one of our favorite chicken dishes growing up. She would make these chicken skewers for us for busy weeknights after work. But making the chicken on a stick is always a hit at big parties as finger foods.

white plate with four chicken skewers on a brown board and white towel

Ingredients for the Breaded Chicken in the Oven:

  • One lb of boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into cube size pieces
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Two large eggs
  • One garlic clove
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • A pinch of chicken seasoning (I like to use Trader Joe’s seasoning blend)
Chicken skewers ingredients raw boneless skinless chicken thighs, bread crumbs in a white bowl, skewers, two eggs, salt and black pepper, garlic clove

Prep Chicken Skewers for the Oven

  • Start by soaking the skewers in water.
  • Add minced garlic and water into an oven sheet, then place a rack on top.
  • Then in a small bowl, combine salt and black pepper and a pinch of chicken seasoning. Add chicken pieces into the bowl and let the chicken marinade.
  • In a shallow bowl or plate, whisk eggs, and in a separate dish, add in breadcrumbs.
  • Heat olive oil on medium-high heat in a pan.
  • Put chicken pieces on skewers.
  • Dredge in whisked eggs and then in breadcrumbs.
  • Add chicken to the pan to get a golden brown color.
  • Take it out and place it on the wire rack of the oven sheet.

How Long to Cook Chicken Skewers in the oven?

Bake chicken skewers at 350F covered with foil for 30 minutes in the oven.

white plate with four chicken skewers on a brown board and white towel

Notes for Making Bread Chicken Skewer Recipe

  • Cut the chicken thighs into thin pieces instead of cubes. Chicken pieces should not be large sizes.
  • Breaded chicken on skewers reheats well the next day. Add some olive oil into a pan on medium heat, and heat the chicken skewers; this keeps the chicken juicy and crispy.
  • If you don’t have seasoning on hand, you can skip that step in the marinade ingredients; instead, add a pinch more salt and black pepper.
  • Soaking the wooden skewers in water is a must unless using metal skewers.
  • Serve a big salad with this chicken recipe to make a full, healthy meal.
  • You can use gluten-free breadcrumbs for the bread crumb coating.
  • Chicken breasts can be a substitute for chicken thighs in this recipe.
  • Cover the whole oven baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Steps to Cook Chicken Skewers in the Oven?


Breaded Chicken in the Oven on Skewers

Chicken kebabs are easily made and so delicious. It's a kids favorite and can be cooked ahead of time for busy lunches.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Meat Dishes
Allergy: Dairy Free, Nut Free
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Calories: 275kcal


  • Skewers
  • Oven-safe dish
  • small bowl
  • whisk
  • Foil
  • tongs


  • 1 lb chicken thighs, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Trader Joe's seasoning, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Take a plate or a cup and soak your skewers in water.
  • Mince garlic and combine with 1/2 cup of water. Pour into an oven safe dish.
    1 clove garlic,, ½ cup water
  • In a small bowl combine salt and pepper. You could also add a pinch of your favorite chicken seasoning.
    ½ tsp black pepper, ½ tsp salt, Trader Joe's seasoning,
  • Cut chicken thighs into cube size pieces, add into the salt and pepper, and mix until all of the meat is seasoned.
    1 lb chicken thighs,, ½ tsp salt
  • In one plate whisk the eggs.
    2 large eggs
  • In another plate put in the breadcrumbs.
    1 cup bread crumbs
  • Heat up olive oil in a pan.
    3 Tbsp olive oil
  • Put meat on skewers.
  • Dredge in whisked eggs.
  • After eggs, dredge the chicken in the breadcrumbs.
  • Add to the chicken skewers into the heated pan with olive oil. This part is just for the color of the chicken shish kebabs. Do not cook them through.
  • After chicken has gotten the golden-brown color, place into the oven dish in which you added the garlic and water.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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