The choice of marinade recipes for chicken kebabs depends entirely on the preferences of consumers. There are quick marinades, special and even exotic..

Variety of options will allow you to cook a dish for every taste..

Vinegar – a classic of the genre
Barbecue из курицы: выбор мяса, рецепты маринада, советы
Ingredients amount
chicken meat 1 kg
vinegar 9% 1/3 st.
onions 2 heads
salt, pepper, bay leaf and other spices taste
Time for preparing: 60 minutes Calories per 100 grams: 151 Kcal

This recipe is used most often. It fits absolutely any kind of meat..

The method of cooking the marinade with vinegar for chicken:

  • Divide chicken meat into pieces, convenient for stringing on skewers;
  • The classic version of slicing onions is rings, but it can be chopped into small straws or diced;
  • Put in a container (it is better to choose enameled or from food-grade plastic);
  • Salt, mix, keep cool;
  • After 1 hour you can cook chicken on the grill.

Mayonnaise – Crisp Maker

Dried chicken breasts are best marinated in this way. Impregnated with mayonnaise, they become tender and juicy, and the crisp, thanks to mayonnaise, is very fragrant. You can use this recipe for the rest of the chicken..

Marina в майонезе курицуIngredients:

  1. 1 kg of chicken;
  2. 200 g of mayonnaise;
  3. 3 onions;
  4. Salt, pepper, spices.

Cooking method:

  • Chop onions with thin rings;
  • Mix all the ingredients, leave to soak the marinade with mayonnaise for 1-2 hours;
  • Fry until readiness on the grill.

It is not necessary to cut chicken breasts too large pieces, the size of the pieces is not more than 5 cm, it is better to put them on special skewers. So the dish will be juicier..

Mineral water: it can’t be easier!

Easy marinade recipe for chicken kebab – with mineral water. Optionally, you can add lemon juice or stringing meat, alternate it with lemon slices..


  1. 1 kg of chicken;
  2. 200 g of mineral water with gas;
  3. 3-4 onions;
  4. 100 g vegetable oil;
  5. Salt or soy sauce;
  6. Spice.

Cooking method:

  • Add chopped onion to the meat;
  • Pour mineral water, oil;
  • Dress up with soy sauce, pour in spices;
  • Marinate in a cold place for at least 2 hours.

Impregnated marinade chicken strung on skewers, fry over charcoal until golden brown.

Dietary option with kefir

This marinade is low-calorie, makes the dish diet. In addition, you can improvise by adding various greens, which will give a unique flavor. Spices everyone can choose according to his taste..

Marinovka куриных ножек в кефиреIngredients:

  1. 1 kg of chicken breasts;
  2. 200 g of kefir (better to choose low-fat);
  3. 0.5 kg of onions;
  4. Spice salt.

Cooking method:

  • Pour kefir in dishes with harvested meat;
  • Add chopped onion and spices, salt;
  • Mix well, leave for 2–3 hours in a cold place..

After the chicken is marinated, you can start to grill.

Marinating in beer for piquancy

This drink gives the dish a piquant aroma, pleasant taste. In the above recipe, beer is used as the main ingredient of the marinade, but you can add it to mayonnaise or sprinkle meat roasting on the fire. In any case, this dish will delight the taste of even the most demanding gourmet..


  1. 1 kg of wings or legs;
  2. 1 glass of light beer;
  3. 4 onions;
  4. Juice 1 lemon;
  5. Spice salt.

Cooking method:

  • Wings or thighs pour beer;
  • Add chopped onion and spices, salt;
  • Season with lemon juice, mix and shake the container with the kebab, covered with a lid..
For the meat to marinate well and soak in the marinade, you need at least 3 hours.

Pickled pieces strung on skewers, bring to readiness on the grill.

If you do not like beer, then take a wine for pickling.

Exotic marinade – no experiments anywhere!

You can prepare a meat dish that will please the original taste and aroma by adding a few non-standard ingredients. This kebab will require grapefruit.

This product will help to prepare exotic and very tasty meat. Its bitter taste goes well with chicken and makes the dish taste unusual.


  1. 1 kg of chicken meat;
  2. 2 grapefruit;
  3. 3 onions;
  4. 3 tbsp. l soy sauce;
  5. Mix of different types of pepper;
  6. Bay leaf, seasoning for kebabs.

Unusual маринад для куриного мяса

Cooking method:

  • Prepare portions of meat;
  • Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice in a bowl with chicken;
  • Cut the onion into thin rings, pour into a container of meat;
  • Add soy sauce, spices;
  • Mix everything thoroughly, send it to a cool place for 4 hours.

Periodically it is necessary to shake the container with kebabs.

Marinated meat sent to the grill and fry until cooked..

Another unusual version of the marinade, see the video story below..

By the way, it can be used not only for kebabs.

Suitable marinade for cooking chicken kebabs in the oven

In addition to the traditional kebab, chicken can be baked in the oven. And using a few tricks, this dish does not give way to kebab on coals.


  1. 1 kg of chicken meat;
  2. 3 onions;
  3. 200 g of classic mayonnaise;
  4. Juice 1 lemon;
  5. Salt pepper.

Cooking method:

  • For such a recipe fit chicken breast, it should be cut into long plates along the fibers;
  • Onion cut into rings;
  • Put everything in an enamel pan, add salt and spices;
  • Leave to marinate for at least 3 hours;
  • Strung on skewers, send in the oven;
  • Bake until done.

For lovers of meat with smoke, you can add a special seasoning “liquid smoke” to the marinade, which will give the dish the aroma of meat cooked over charcoal..

How to choose meat?

Fresh филе курицыAbsolutely any part of the chicken can be pickled and roasted on the coals. Someone prefers breasts, someone likes thighs or shins more, chicken wings skewers are also very popular.

As for the breed, it is better to choose young chickens. Good for this dish broiler chicken breeds..

They marinate quickly, and cook on charcoal in minutes. At the same time, the meat remains juicy, and the crust turns crispy.

Choosing meat, you must decide on the marinade. For breasts that are dry, marinade with mayonnaise and spices or garlic and lemon is suitable..

Shins and thighs can be marinated in vinegar or simply in a mixture of several types of pepper. Marinated on the basis of mayonnaise and ketchup is excellent for wings..

Mistakes that can spoil chicken skewers

Chicken kebab spoil difficult, but possible. In order for the dish to look appetizing and taste the same, you should follow some rules:

  1. Suitable coal temperature is required.. In order for the meat to be fried and not burnt, the height of the skewers should be determined, depending on the temperature of the coal;
  2. Do not leave pieces of meat uncooked. Some adhere to the rule: “Hot raw does not happen.” However, chicken meat with blood is not so tasty. Therefore, it must be prepared before the lack of blood. For this, as cooking, it is necessary to incise the pieces, checking their color. The finished dish should be light, without streaks, pinkish in color;
  3. Prevent the ignition of coal. This can lead to burning, the crust will turn bitter. As it is roasted, fat may drip onto the coals and ignite. You can get rid of this by sprinkling the fire with water or light beer;
  4. Remove onions before frying. Onions during roasting can be charred and give the dish an undesirable taste and smell. Therefore, before placing the skewers on the grill should remove this component..

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Some more tips

In order to cook the most delicious chicken kebab, you should use the freshest ingredients. Meat suitable for this dish is chickens not older than 1 year old. Carcass weight – from 900 g to 2 kg.

If you can buy poultry – great! In the absence of such an opportunity, it is better to stop buying chilled birds.

It is undesirable to choose frozen carcasses, the meat of such a chicken will be dryish. If you had to use a frozen product, it is better if the defrosting process is natural..

Determining which marinade recipes to use will help your eating habits. It must be remembered that everything should be in moderation.

Too much acid will help marinate the chicken quickly, but at the same time it will become friable and soft. Therefore, lovers of sour pickles should not be too zealous with the ingredients.

All kinds of kebab sauces are capable of enhancing the taste of meat. Narsharab is perfect for chicken meat dishes, in addition, you can cook ketchup and white garlic sauce.

The best garnish for shashlik – fresh or grilled vegetables.

We invite you to watch an exciting video of cooking chicken skewers in 11 different marinades.

Take ideas from yourself.!