Sweetpotato Chicken Kabobs plated.

Sweetpotato Chicken Kabobs

Sarah Schlicter, MPH, RDN
Featured In WTFCF Season 1, Episode 06 & 07: Sweetpotato Is One Word.
These kabobs can be oven roasted or grilled! Created for the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission by: Sarah Schlicter MPH, RDN from Bucket List Tummy,
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Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 15


  • 15 wooden skewers
  •  Ziploc bag
  • foil


  • 1 pound chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1 medium squash, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1 medium sweetpotato, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


Prepare The Skewers

  • If using wooden skewers, soak in a bowl of water overnight. Note: This will help prevent skewers from burning when baking or grilling. If unable to do this, soak them in water as long as possible before baking.
  • Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes. Cut vegetables into 1 inch squares to slide onto skewers.
  • In a large Ziplock bag, place chicken, vegetables and sweetpotato cubes. Add ½ cup avocado oil, 1 juiced lemon, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Combine well and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  • After letting chicken and veggies marinate, alternate chicken, vegetables, and sweetpotatoes slices on skewers. Repeat the process until you have filled skewers, leaving 1 inch at top of the stick for holding.

For Oven Roasted Kabobs

  • Preheat oven to 450℉.
  • Place kabobs on a baking sheet lined with foil. Make sure they are spread evenly apart and are not touching.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and flip skewers. Continue to continue bake 10 to 12 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Note: Chicken should be cooked to at least 165° internally.

For Grilled Kabobs

  • Preheat grill.
  • Place kabobs on a hot grill or grill pan. Make sure they are spread evenly apart and are not touching.
  • Grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through. Note: Chicken should be cooked to at least 165° internally.

Final Steps

  • Once chicken is cooked, remove from oven or grill and squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over the top. Sprinkle with salt and serve.
  • Serve With Rice, Your Favorite Grain, Vegetables Or Your Favorite Dip


    About the Author

    North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission LogoNorth Carolina is the nation's leading producer of sweetpotatoes, and not just by a little! About two-thirds of the U.S. sweetpotato crop is grown in North Carolina! Now you may notice we keep spelling "sweetpotato" as one word -- that's because that's the way it is! The scientific classification of this amazing vegetable is different enough from a white potato that the decision was made to make it a single word to avoid confusion. Which is confusing, we understand. However you spell it, sweetpotatoes are simply delicious. Amazingly, they're also one of the healthiest foods on the planet! The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission was founded 60 years ago to help NC growers find new markets for their product. back then, tobacco ruled the roost for NC farmers -- it sustained generations and built the ag industry. But obviously the world changed -- as tobacco use declined, North Carolina needed a crop that liked the same land, hopefully used the same equipment and labor force -- something that could step right in as tobacco stepped out. Hello, sweetpotatoes! The Commission works tirelessly to find new markers for growers and spread the word about the wholesome goodness of North Carolina sweetpotatoes -- including coming up with scrumptious recipes like these we're proud to feature in the Where The Food Comes From Cookbook!