Keto-Friendly Grilled Herb Chicken Skewers

Prep Time:
35 minutes (plus 15 minutes to marinate)

Cook Time:
10 minutes

Total Time:
45 minutes (plus 15 minutes to marinate)


Keto- Friendly Grilled Herb Chicken Skewers

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Experience the ultimate barbecue delight with Keto-Friendly Grilled Herb Chicken Skewers, perfect for picnicking and summer gatherings. These skewers perfectly show how delicious and satisfying keto-friendly dishes can be, offering a savory, juicy and flavorful experience that will make your taste buds sing. 

This dish features succulent chunks of chicken breast, which are lean and high in protein, making them ideal for a keto diet. The chicken is marinated in olive oil, ensuring each bite is moist and tender. The olive oil also helps the chicken absorb the marinade flavors, enhancing its juiciness and keeping it perfectly grilled. 

Chopped rosemary infuses the chicken with a fresh, piney aroma, while lemon zest adds a bright, citrusy note that pairs wonderfully with the richness of the olive oil. A hint of lemon juice tenderizes the meat and brings a subtle tang that balances the dish beautifully. 

Minced garlic provides a robust, savory depth, perfectly complementing the citrus and herb flavors. Salt and black pepper enhance the ingredients' natural flavors without overpowering them. 

Served on a bed of organic arugula, these skewers are visually appealing and add a seasoned bite that contrasts nicely with the savory chicken. The arugula's fresh, crisp texture balances the warm, juicy skewers, creating a harmonious and satisfying meal. 

These Keto-Friendly Grilled Herb Chicken Skewers are more than just a healthy meal choice—they are a delicious and vibrant addition to any barbecue or picnic. With each bite, you'll savor the well-rounded blend of herbs, citrus and garlic, so try this recipe today! 


  1. Preheat grill to high heat.
  2. Soak 4 wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, 3 tablespoons oil, rosemary, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Marinate 15 minutes.
  4. Divide chicken evenly among skewers. Grill for 10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°, turning occasionally. Remove to a plate; reserve.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine arugula, remaining teaspoon oil and remaining tablespoon lemon zest, salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine.
  6. Place arugula on serving platter. Lay skewers across arugula and serve.

TIP: Soak skewers and marinate chicken overnight to reduce prep time and maximize the herb flavor of the chicken.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Audrey, ALDI Test Kitchen  


Calories 220 Total Fat 13g Sodium 410mg Total Carbohydrate 2g Fiber 1g Sugars 1g Protein 22g  

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