Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers Recipe

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers are the perfect mix of zesty and savory, making them an excellent choice for your next barbecue or family dinner. The combination of garlic, parmesan, and herbs provides a delicious coating for the juicy grilled chicken.


  • 2 lbs chicken tenders, thighs, or breasts (cut into chunks if using thighs or breasts)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the Garlic Parmesan Butter Sauce:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 8 to 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, minced

Chicken Seasonings:

  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Preheat Grill:
    • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat or prepare a grill pan on the stove.
  2. Prepare Chicken:
    • In a large bowl, mix the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken pieces and toss well to coat evenly with the seasoning. Let it marinate while you prepare the sauce.
  3. Make Garlic Parmesan Butter Sauce:
    • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
    • Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, hot sauce, and red pepper flakes. Cook for an additional minute until the cheese melts and the sauce is smooth.
    • Remove from heat and stir in the minced parsley. Set aside some sauce for serving and keep some for basting the chicken while grilling.
  4. Skewer the Chicken:
    • Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto skewers. If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes beforehand to prevent burning.
  5. Grill the Chicken:
    • Place the skewers on the grill. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is fully cooked and has nice grill marks.
    • During the last few minutes of grilling, baste the chicken with the garlic parmesan butter sauce to enhance the flavor and keep it moist.
  6. Serve:
    • Once cooked, remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
    • Serve the skewers with the reserved garlic parmesan butter sauce for dipping or drizzling.


  • Serving Suggestions: These skewers go well with a side of grilled vegetables or a fresh salad.
  • Adjust Heat: Customize the heat level by adjusting the amount of hot sauce and red pepper flakes to suit your taste.


Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers are not only flavorful and easy to prepare but also a crowd-pleaser at any gathering. The garlic parmesan sauce makes them irresistibly tasty, ensuring they disappear quickly from the plate. Enjoy your meal with this delightful combination of flavors!