Veggie and Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate Sauce from Kroll’s Korner


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May 16, 2023
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Veggie and Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate Sauce from Kroll’s Korner

Sweet and savory Pomegranate Tahini Sauce pairs beautifully with veggie and chicken kebabs. Drizzle and dunk to your heart’s content!

Tawnie Graham GROWN TO BE GREAT pomegranate graphic

From Tawnie Graham, ARDN of Kroll’s Korner:

Why I Love California Produce

California leads the nation

Our rich soil and warm climate make California an agriculturally diverse state and for those of us who live here we are so blessed to have an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts everywhere we go.

Our farmers markets are filled with sweet, tree ripened fruit, hand picked vegetables and our grocery stores pride themselves in featuring the freshest of California grown fruits and veggies.

What’s in season in California?

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I feel so fortunate to have so many healthy options that are farm fresh, and readily available to me. As a Food Blogger and Cookbook Author, I am grateful for living in the middle of California which feeds the world, and gives so many options to put healthy meals together for my family and for my business.

About California Pomegranates

Did you know California also produces 99% of our sweet and juicy California Pomegranates?! The majority of California Pomegranates are grown in the Central San Joaquin County.

Pomegranate on a tree

These interior valleys of California have hot and dry summers that make for excellent growing conditions to produce mature pomegranates that have a richness of color and a wonderful sweet flavor. The growing season begins at the end of September and runs through November, and since they store well, you may often find them available in your market into January. 

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Don’t sleep on these amazing pomegranate recipes!

Let’s make Veggie and Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate Sauce!

Veggie and Chicken Skewers with Pomegranate Sauce from Kroll's Korner

Veggie and Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate Sauce

Tawnie Graham of Kroll’s Korner
These Veggie and Chicken Kabobs feature a Pomegranate Tahini sauce for drizzling or dunking, plenty of colorful veggies and tender, juicy, flavorful chicken. The tahini sauce is made simply from pomegranate molasses, pomegranate juice, tahini and olive oil. It adds the perfect sweet-savory notes to the dish and you will be craving these chicken kabobs all summer long.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinade Time 2 hours
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 686 kcal


  • Blender


For the Pomegranate Tahini Sauce

  • cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 2-3 tablespoons pomegranate juice plus more as needed
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoons kosher salt plus more to taste
  • Pinch black pepper

For the Veggie and Chicken Kebabs

  • 3 chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 red bell cut into squares
  • 1 yellow bell cut into squares
  • 1 red onion cut into thick pieces
  • 1 zucchini cut into half moons

For the marinade

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon and zest
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


For the Pomegranate Tahini Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients and blend in the blender until smooth. Taste and adjust, adding more pomegranate juice as needed to thin it out.

For the Veggie and Chicken Kebabs

  • Add the chicken to a mixing bowl with the marinade ingredients. Toss to combine. Place in a zip top bag and marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Thread the chicken and veggies on the skewers, 5-6 pieces chicken and combo of veggies in between.
  • Place chicken foil lined baking sheets and bake for 10-15 min each side, flip hallway.
  • Enjoy with tahini sauce and your favorite sides.


Feel free to swap out the bell peppers, zucchini and onion for your favorite in-season CA GROWN veggies. 


Calories: 686kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 41gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 1539mgPotassium: 1053mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1183IUVitamin C: 108mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, dip, kebabs, kroll’s korner, pomegranate, sauce, tahini
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More about Tawnie

Tawnie Graham is the mastermind behind Kroll’s Korner, a gorgeous blog featuring everything from cookies and pasta to smoothies and salads. At first glance, you probably wouldn’t realize that those mouthwatering recipes were actually created by a Registered Dietician – which is exactly the way Tawnie likes it. She’s a big fan of balanced eating and choosing delicious foods that make you feel great. 

Tawnie and her family live in Central California, where they’re surrounded by an abundance of locally grown produce. She deftly weaves California Grown fruits and veggies into many of her recipes.

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Check out Tawnie’s cookbook, Italian Cooking in Your Instant Pot

“Inspired by her Italian heritage and life as a busy mom, Tawnie’s recipes eliminate the need to spend hours over the stove or dirty all your dishes. Instead, load up your Instant Pot® with the ingredients for your favorite Italian feast, and you’ll have a tasty dinner on the table before you know it!”

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