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If your garden is anything like mine, it is bursting with zucchini & yellow squash! I am constantly trying to come up with new ways to use up those fresh vegetables. This meal is incredibly simple, especially if you use store bought pesto. Easy peasy & full of flavor! What more could you want? Try this dish with my favorite Garlic Parmesan Orzo & you will not be sorry!


Pesto Chicken & Summer Squash Skewers

Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Cut the chicken, zucchini, & yellow squash into ½-inch to 1-inch cubes/pieces. Put into a large bowl. (I did the chicken smaller & the zucchini/squash bigger because the chicken takes longer to cook than the veggies & you don't want to over-cook the zucchini/squash.)
  • Season with salt & pepper & add the pesto. Toss to coat all the chicken & vegetables in the pesto sauce.
  • Skewer chicken & vegetables onto pre-soaked bamboo/wooden skewers leaving a tiny gap between each piece for more even cooking.
  • Grill on medium heat for 4-5 minutes each side; turning once. Cook until chicken is no longer pink.


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