Grilled Chicken Skewers

grilled chicken skewers recipeHere is the main course for my Greek Feast dinner party. I love this dish for a few reasons. You make everything ahead of time, it is delicious, it is healthy, and it can be served hot or at room temperature. This recipe comes from Cooks Country, which is a division of America’s Test Kitchen. They are specific about details and steps. The beauty of recipes from these two sources is that you know that they have been tested over and over again and that they will always turn out when you make them. I say this because they are very specific about the marinating time for the chicken. You need to marinate the chicken for at least 3 hours to get the maximum flavor (and that is what we are after) but less than 6 hours or the chicken will get mushy and start to break down from the yogurt. You can however, prep the chicken and vegetables the day before and just add the chicken to the marinade day of.

TIPDon’t wait until you are about to serve your dinner to decide what platters you are going to serve them on. Pull out what you are going to use and if you are a super geek like me, label the platter with a Post-it note so that you know what is going where.

grilled chicken skewers recipe

For the chicken and marinade:

1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup olive oil
2 minced garlic cloves
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into one inch cubes

For the lemon dressing:

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup olive oil
2 minced garlic cloves
3 Tablespoons lemon juice

To make the kebobs:

2 red peppers ( or 1 red and 1 yellow)
1 large red onion cut into chunks
long wooden skewers

To serve:

pita bread
Yogurt Herb Dipping Sauce

grilled chicken skewers recipeIn a large container whisk together the ingredients for the marinade.

grilled chicken skewers recipeAdd the chicken and marinate for at least 3 hours but no more than 6.

grilled chicken skewers recipe

In another bowl, make the Lemon Dressing. You will brush this on the skewers after they come off the grill.

grilled chicken skewers recipeGet your veggies ready and thread on skewers that have been soaked in water for about 30 minutes. Otherwise the wood skewers will catch on fire. Don’t ask me how I know that.

grilled chicken skewers recipeGrill over high heat until the chicken and vegetables are charred around the edges on all four sides and cooked through. About 3 minutes per side. Put on a platter and brush with the Lemon Dressing before serving.

grilled chicken skewers recipeCheck back tomorrow to see the amazing yogurt dipping sauce that I put on these. Have I mentioned that I want these right now and that this is one of my favorite meals of all time? I thought so.

grilled chicken skewers recipe

Grilled Chicken Skewers

Yield: serves 4

Grilled Chicken Skewers marinated in a Greek yogurt marinade, skewered with peppers and onions, and served with a lemon basil dressing.

Ingredients

For the chicken and marinade:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into one inch cubes

For the lemon dressing:

  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice

To make the kebobs:

  • 2 red peppers ( or 1 red and 1 yellow)
  • 1 large red onion cut into chunks
  • long wooden skewers

To serve:

  • pita bread
  • Yogurt Herb Dipping Sauce

Instructions

  1. In a large container whisk together the ingredients for the marinade.
  2. Add the chicken and marinate for at least 3 hours but no more than 6.
  3. In another bowl, make the Lemon Dressing. You will brush this on the skewers after they come off the grill.
  4. Get your veggies ready and thread on skewers that have been soaked in water for about 30 minutes. Otherwise the wood skewers will catch on fire. Don’t ask me how I know that.
  5. Grill over high heat until the chicken and vegetables are charred around the edges on all four sides and cooked through. About 3 minutes per side. Put on a platter and brush with the Lemon Dressing before serving.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Sara Hart

    Oh my, these look delicious! I am definitely going to be hosting a “Greek Feast” party soon. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Oh, and I totally do the post-it on the platter thing. Everyone thinks I’m nuts, but it makes me feel that much more prepared and remian somewhat calm.

    1. bakedbree

      I am glad that there is someone as Type A out there as I am about my platters.

  2. Kaitlin

    These sound incredible! Great photos!

    I was never very keen on using the grill, but lately I want to grill everything. This recipe seems perfect too because it’s full of stuff I’ve generally got in the kitchen. Yum!

    1. bakedbree

      Once you start grilling, you really do want to grill everything. I like to grill when it is really hot so that I do not have to turn on my oven. You an cook almost anything on the grill.

  3. Surcie

    This is exactly the type of grilled-chicken recipe I’ve been wanting to try. Thank you!

    1. bakedbree

      these are so good and so easy.

  4. Sarah@buttered-up.com

    These look really good. I made a much simpler version recently. Yum!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you!

  5. Meagan

    I made these this weekend for a 25 person party. We served other food, too, but these were the highlight! What a wonderful recipe! Thank you for this. We will definitely have these again soon!

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad to hear that! They are a favorite around here too.

  6. lolitta

    hi ,
    i am a girl , 22 years and from saudi arabia.
    i made this yesterday , it’s too delicious.
    i like this site , i visit it every day .

    thaaaaank u aloooooot

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Lolitta! I am glad that you liked it so much.

  7. Anu

    I tried out your recipe and it turned out to be ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad! Love this recipe.

  8. Anshula

    Hi Bree! Tried out this grilled chicken recipe for lunch today and it was absolutely fantastic. Light & perfect. Made it using low fat plain yogurt as greek yogurt wasn’t readily available at my local supermarket (I’m in India), so just wondering what the taste difference would have been had I used greek yogurt. slightly more sour maybe?
    Stumbled upon your website on Friday & loving the recipes so far! This is the first that I’ve made, and I’m sure to try out a lot more! 🙂 Big hug!

    1. bakedbree

      It would have just been thicker. Greek yogurt also has more protein, but it would not have changed the taste at all. Glad you liked it! I love this dinner.

  9. Vic

    I used this recipe several years ago and it was just delicious!! I tried looking for the recipe again online but could not find it. Luckily i was able to take a screen shot of the website page. Thank you for this great Recipe!!

    1. bakedbree

      This is a big favorite at my house, I make it all the time.

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