Greek Chicken Kabobs
Our Greek Chicken Kabobs make a delicious centerpiece of a healthy dinner. Grilled chicken is always a great entree, which can be paired up with rice, salad, sauteed or grilled vegetables or even a side dish of fruit, making for a balanced meal. The Mediterranean Seasoning marinade provides a classic Greek flavor.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts. Fat trimmed off, cut into large bite-sized pieces
1 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt (Use low fat or non-fat yogurt if you prefer.)
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 Tablespoons Mediterranean Seasoning
Zest of one lemon
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 large red onion, cut into wedges
Vegetable oil, for greasing the grill
In a medium bowl, combine the Mediterranean Seasoning, garlic, yogurt, olive oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
Skewer the chicken onto 6-8 metal skewers, alternating with the red onions. (If you use bamboo skewers, make sure they have been well-soaked in water.) Do not make the chicken and onion too tight on the skewers. Place the kabobs on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Brush the marinade on the chicken, coating it well. Cover and refrigerate at least six to eight hours or overnight.
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Brush the oil on the grill grates, using tongs and a paper towel dipped in the oil. Grill the chicken kebabs until golden brown and cooked through, turning skewers occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the skewers to a platter and serve.
Serve with a side of Rice Pilaf, Greek Salad or other Mediterranean side dish of your choice. You can also serve with Pita Bread as a sandwich, topped with onion, diced cucumber, tomato and tzatziki sauce.