Low Fat Turkey Kabobs

Low Fat Turkey Kabobs

This low fat turkey kabobs recipe is idea for a cookout, snack or even appetizer. The flavors are delicious without being too bold. The turkey is marinated in a mixture of pineapple, mustard, garlic, teriyaki, lemon, and perhaps a splash of sherry too, and these flavors are really good but they do not overpower the taste of the turkey, simply enhance it.

Just one hour of marinating time is sufficient for the turkey to take on these flavors, so pop the turkey mixture into the refrigerator and then you can prepare a charcoal grill for a medium heat while the turkey is soaking up all those wonderful flavors. The result of your efforts will be delicious, healthy, low-fat kabobs which everyone in the family will enjoy.

Low Fat Turkey Kabobs: What Else to Add

Along with the marinated turkey, we are adding red onion, bell pepper and zucchini (UK: courgette) to the kabobs, for a splash of color and also for the nutrients. Swap the zucchini for button mushrooms if you prefer. If you thought char-grilled food could not be good for you, these low fat turkey kabobs is an excellent recipe to try. It is low in fat and calories, yet you will find them truly satisfying.

As well as being healthy, this recipe is fun to make, and you can add any other ingredients you want to use. Some people like to thread pineapple chunks on to the skewers along with the veggies or even instead of them. It’s true pineapple has a special flavor affinity with turkey. These kabobs are layered with juicy turkey and flavorful vegetables, so they are sure to be a hit.

The Special Flavor Combination

Metal Kabob Skewers for the Grill

The main reason this is such a special recipe is what we are using to marinate the turkey. You have the sweetness of pineapple juice and teriyaki along with the aromatic bite of mustard and garlic, and a bright citrus zing from the lemon.

These flavors offer a well-rounded, tangy flavor, which coats the turkey with deliciousness before it goes on the BBQ.

The moisture from the marinade also helps the turkey stay moist while cooking. Still, do bear in mind you are using a hot, dry heat and a lean, almost fat-free cut of meat. This means it is very important you keep an eye on the turkey kabobs during cooking.

The last thing you want to do is overcook them because the turkey will dry out if you are not careful. Depending on the size of your turkey chunks and the exact temperature of your BBQ, these might be done in just 5 minutes.

How Many Does a Low Fat Turkey Kabobs Recipe Serve?

This low fat turkey kabobs recipe makes 8 small kabobs, which is enough for 8 appetizers or 4 main dishes as long as there are some side dishes as well. Consider a simple rice or pasta-based salad as the side dish, or a tossed green salad with some kind of flavorful dressing. These kabobs have veggies on them as well as the turkey so you do not have to make a vegetable side dish unless you want to.

If you have any of these low fat turkey kabobs left over, you can remove the meat and vegetables from the skewers and have them the next day with potatoes or rice perhaps, or even over noodles. If you are using bamboo skewers soak them in cold water for half an hour before putting them on the grill.


Low Fat Turkey Kabobs

Turkey breast is marinated in a pineapple, mustard, garlic and teriyaki mixture, before being threaded on to skewers with crisp vegetables to make these low fat turkey kabobs which taste great.

  • Author: Victoria Haneveer
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grill


  • 2/3 cup (160ml) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 4 teaspoons prepared brown mustard
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons sherry (optional)
  • 20 oz (570g) skinless turkey breast in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper in 1-inch thick slices
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • ½ cup (small handful) chopped zucchini (courgette) or halved button mushrooms


  1. Whisk the pineapple juice, mustard, garlic, teriyaki sauce, oil, and lemon juice.
  2. Whisk in the sherry too, if using.
  3. Add the turkey to the mixture.
  4. Stir well and make sure everything is well combined.
  5. Cover and marinade in the refrigerator for about an hour.
  6. Prepare the barbeque for a medium-heat.
  7. Thread the turkey, red onions, bell pepper, and zucchini or mushrooms on to 8 skewers.
  8. Discard the marinade.
  9. Cook the kabobs on the preheated grill for 5 minutes or until the turkey is cooked through.
  10. Rotate the kabobs often as they cook, so they cook evenly.


  • Chicken is often the poultry of choice when the weather is good and a cookout is on the cards, but don´t forget its cousin turkey, because that is also a tasty meat which is not only for Thanksgiving.
  • This recipe sees the turkey marinated in a tangy mustard, garlic, lemon, and teriyaki mixture, and then threaded on to skewers to make kabobs which take mere minutes to cook through on the grill.
  • See how colorful these look while they are still raw – you can imagine how much more amazing they would look if they were cooked, charred in places, and boasting that wonderful smoky BBQ aroma we all know and love.

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