Spiced Chicken Kabobs and Chickpea Salad

Happy Memorial Day!

I know this day is typically just associated with grilling, pool parties, and hamburgers, but I hope everyone is taking some time to think about and remember all the people who have served this country in the past and all those that are actively doing so now.

We have so much to be thankful for, and much of that is because of the thousands that have served our country and protected our land on our behalf.


With that being said, Memorial Day falls in that sweet spot between spring and summer, when the weather is finally beginning to stick with warmer days and breezy nights.

Nice weather + a 3 day weekend + fresh produce starting to come out of the garden = a great reason to cookout with friends and family.


If you’re looking for something a little less greasy than hot dogs or hamburgers, these spiced chicken kabobs are perfect for a lunchtime cookout.


The chicken is warm from the spices, crusty from the char of the grill, and they’re cooled down just enough with the lemony chickpea salad.

Plus, grilling out means I have less to do in the kitchen Winking smile Nick is the Grill Master, so these are his domain. All I had to do was mix the salad together, watch him grill, and eat.

Quick, easy, and it doesn’t heat up the kitchen. Win win.


Spiced Chicken Kabobs and Chickpea Salad

Makes: 4 servings



  • 1 lb. chicken breast, diced into 1-2” pieces
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Chickpea Salad:

  • 2 15 oz. cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 4-5 radishes, sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach, torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  1. In large bowl, toss diced chicken with spices and oil. Let the chicken sit in the marinade for 30 minutes.
  2. While chicken is marinating, put the chickpeas in a large bowl.
  3. Toss the chickpeas with the red onion, radishes and spinach.
  4. Stir the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper into the chickpea mixture and let it sit until you’re ready to eat.
  5. Put chicken on kabobs and grill over medium heat until cooked through.
  6. Serve with the chickpea salad (either at room temperature or cold).


  1. This is exactly the kind of meal I like to have lined up for quick summer grilling. Fantastic flavors!

  2. I love the chickpea salad!

  3. Oh my! these flavors look great! I especially would like to make that chickpea salad!

  4. This is the perfect Memorial Day cookout.

  5. Gotta love grilling! Its super tasty and means less clean up :) No complaining from this little lady!! Your dinner looks fantastic- especially the lemony chickpea salad

  6. Looks like a great meal for Memorial Day. Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend! :)

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  8. Looks like a delicious meal! Love love love the chickpea salad. Must try…:)

  9. Ah, meat on a stick, you can’t beat that! The chickpea salad looks like the perfect companion. :)

  10. Awesome post and awesome meal! Those chicken kabobs are definitely the perfect alternative to greasy bbq…and that chickpea salad! It’s like it was made just for my tastebuds!

  11. fabulous summer meal. and it’s about now when i get severe pangs from missing my grill…

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