Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers are healthy, yet super tasty and ideal for summer grilling. The chicken is marinated with olive oil, lemon juice, fresh herbs, and garlic to create simple kebabs that are a popular grilled dish perfect for BBQ season!
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Greek Chicken Skewers
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading all the way through for any tips or substitute suggestions, to ensure that you have any specialized ingredients and equipment required and that you understand the steps and timings involved.
These Greek chicken skewers (kebabs/kabobs) are marinated with typical flavors of Greece – olive oil, lemon, garlic, parsley, rosemary, and oregano. The chicken only needs to be marinated for 30 minutes, so while that is going on, you could get on with making some side dishes.
This delicious and versatile recipe can be served over a bed of crispy salad greens, seasoned rice, and/or grilled vegetables. It can also be doubled or tripled to serve a larger crowd.
For a bright pop of flavor, squeeze the warm grilled lemon halves over the skewers right before serving.
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.
It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, and pepper, as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen already. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Protein – Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breast.
- Fresh Produce – Lemons, Parsley, Oregano, Rosemary, Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes
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More Recipes Using Chicken
One of the hero ingredients in this dish is chicken, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken Breasts with Sweet Potato & Broccoli
- One-Pan Lemon Chicken with Summer Squash (Ready in 30 Minutes!)
- Quick & Easy Chicken in Peach Sauce with Rice
More Grilling Recipes
Looking for more dishes to cook on the grill? Check these recipes out next:
- Grilled Pineapple and Swordfish Kebabs with Cilantro-Lime Rice
- Flavorful Grilled Herb-Rubbed Pork Chops for Al Fresco Dining!
- Grilled Tuna Steaks with Preserved Lemon Gremolata
- If you are using wooden skewers, make sure you soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before using. This will help to prevent them from burning (much!).
How Do I Make Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- For the Marinade
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp organic lemon zest
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped and crushed to release oils
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary, broken into small pieces and crushed to release oils
- 2-3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled, and roughly chopped
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1¼ lbs (550g) boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1”/2.5cm cubes
- 9 cherry or grape tomatoes
- 6 (10-inch) wood or metal skewers
- 2 large lemons, cut in half
- Place marinade ingredients in a large jar and seal with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously to combine and set aside.
- Place chicken breast cubes in a large glass bowl and pour the marinade on top. Gently toss to combine, ensuring the chicken is evenly coated on all sides. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to one hour.
- Remove chicken from the refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking. Drain and discard the marinade.
- Thread a tomato onto a skewer, followed by two pieces of chicken. Then add another tomato, two more pieces of chicken, and a third tomato on the end. Repeat with the remaining chicken and tomatoes on the remaining skewers. If there are additional chunks of chicken left over, place them on another skewer and cook with the rest.
- Spray a large grill pan with non-stick cooking spray (or brush with a neutral oil with a high smoke point) and set over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the skewers to the grill pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until they release easily from the surface. Flip each skewer and cook on the remaining side for another 4-5 minutes. Sear the remaining sides for 1 minute each. Alternatively, place on a barbecue grill over hot charcoals (or gas grill) and for 10-12 minutes, turning frequently until cooked through.
- Transfer the skewers to a platter and set aside. Add the lemon halves to the hot grill pan and press down on each with a spatula. Heat for about 2 minutes until the exposed surface is warm and nicely browned (this can be done in a pan on the BBQ too). Remove from heat and squeeze the warm lemon halves over the chicken skewers right before serving. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 395Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 1095mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 31g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Full Meal
You’ve made the main dish, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal for a dinner party or special occasion:
- Appetizer: Amazing Roasted Garlic Hummus Dip Recipe
- Salad: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Feta & Olives
- Side Dish: Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes
- Beverage: How To Make a Classic Mojito Cocktail with White Rum, Lime & Mint
- Dessert: Honey-Roasted Figs with Labneh & Pistachios
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