How to Cook Kabobs in the Oven

 Cooking kabobs in the oven is a great way to enjoy this delicious dish all year round, no matter the weather outside. While grilling kabobs is a popular option, not everyone has access to a grill or wants to brave the elements to cook outside. Luckily, cooking kabobs in the oven is easy and can yield delicious results. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to cook kabobs in the oven, from preparing your ingredients to serving the finished dish.

Kabobs In The Oven


Before you start cooking, you'll need to gather your ingredients. Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 pound of meat (chicken, beef, lamb, or shrimp)
  • Assorted vegetables (bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, zucchini, etc.)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Skewers (metal or wooden)


Step 1: Soak Wooden Skewers

If you're using wooden skewers, it's important to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This will prevent them from burning in the oven.

Step 2: Cut Meat and Vegetables

Cut the meat and vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Try to keep them roughly the same size so they cook evenly. You can also marinate the meat for extra flavor.

Step 3: Thread Skewers

Thread the meat and vegetables onto the skewers, alternating between each ingredient. Leave a little bit of space between each piece so they cook evenly.

Step 4: Brush with Olive Oil

Brush the kabobs with olive oil to help them cook and to add extra flavor. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Place Kabobs on a Baking Sheet

Place the kabobs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure they are spaced apart and not touching each other.

Step 3: Bake in the Oven

Bake the kabobs in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. You can also broil them for a few minutes at the end to get a nice char.


  • Cooking kabobs in the oven is easy and convenient, especially if you don't have access to a grill.
  • You can enjoy kabobs all year round, no matter the weather outside.
  • Cooking kabobs in the oven allows you to control the temperature and cooking time, ensuring that your meat and vegetables are cooked to your liking.


  • Kabobs cooked in the oven may not have the same smoky flavor as those cooked on a grill.
  • If you're using wooden skewers, you'll need to remember to soak them in water beforehand to prevent them from burning in the oven.
  • Cooking kabobs in the oven may take longer than grilling them, depending on your oven and the size of your kabobs.


Once your kabobs are cooked, let them rest for a few minutes before serving. You can serve them on their own or with a side of rice, quinoa, or salad. Garnish with fresh herbs or lemon wedges for extra flavor.


Q: Can I use any type of meat for kabobs?

A: Yes, you can use chicken, beef, lamb, or shrimp, depending on your preference.

Q: Do I need to marinate the meat?

A: It's not necessary, but marinating the meat can add extra flavor.

Q: Can I use a grill pan instead of a baking sheet?

A: Yes, you can use a grill pan if you have one. Just make sure to preheat it before adding the kabobs.

Q: Can I use frozen vegetables?

A: Yes, you can use frozen vegetables, but make sure to thaw them first before adding them to the skewers.