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lamb kabob skewers in a glass container

Oven Broiled Lamb Kabobs

  • Author: Lily
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These 15 minute oven broiled lamb kabobs are made with marinated lamb chunks skewered in between sliced onions for the ultimate shish kabobs.


  • 2 lbs of boneless lamb shoulder roast (see notes)
  • 2 whole large lemons (1/2 cup of squeezed lemon juice)
  • 5 whole garlic cloves
  • 2 medium white onions
  • salt and pepper to taste


Marinate the Lamb 

  1. Squeeze the lemons. Mash the garlic. Mix the lemon juice, mashed garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Cut the lamb roast into lamb kabob chunks about 1" thick.
  3. Add the marinade to the lamb kabob chunks and coating each piece well. Cover with a plastic wrap and set in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, or preferably overnight. Alternatively, marinate the lamb in a gallon plastic storage bag.

Skewer The Meat

  1. If using wooden bamboo skewers, soak the skewers for 10 minutes so they don't burn when broiling. Turn on the broiler while skewering the lamb chunks and onions.
  2. Peel and quarter an onion. Separate the onion pieces.
  3. Remove the marinated lamb from the oven. Skewer the lamb chunks and onion petals alternating lamb and onion.
  4. Place the skewers on a broiling pan.

Broil the Lamb Kabobs

  1. Place the broiler pan with the lamb kabobs in the top rack of the oven.
  2. Set a timer for about 2.5 to 3 minutes before removing the lamb kabobs. Monitor the lamb kabobs carefully.
  3. Pull the lamb kabobs out of the oven and turn the kabobs a quarter turn in the same direction. Put the lamb shish kabobs back into the oven for another 2.5 to 3 minutes.
  4. Continue to rotate the lamb shish kabobs until all four sides have been broiled (about 10 to 12 minutes).
  5. Serve immediately.


  1. I bought my boneless lamb shoulder roast from Costco. The entire roast weighed 4.5 lbs, but I used 2 lbs for this recipe.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Broiling
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


  • Serving Size: 1.5 skewers
  • Calories: 194 calories
  • Sugar: 1.3 g
  • Sodium: 456 mg
  • Fat: 6.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.9 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 29.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 81 mg

Keywords: lamb kabobs, oven shish kabobs, broiled lamb, lamb kabobs in oven

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