Greek Chicken Kebab

Summer is around the corner which means longer days and lighter, fuss-free meals full of flavor!  I’ve been in the mood for a Greek inspired dinner and after browsing the internet I mashed together a combo of recipes to concoct this marinade and make Greek chicken kebab.  There is so much flavor in the chicken and best of all it’s healthy!  P.S. It smells amazing while it’s cooking!

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ Cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tsp dried thyme
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce, I used Tapatillo (you can also use cayenne powder) 
  • 1 Tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

VEGGIE OPTIONS:  Cherry tomatoes, Onions, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Bell peppers

CHICKEN DRESSING:

  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Garlic flavored)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh basil (chopped)

DIRECTIONS:

Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry then chop into cubes large enough to skewer, about 1-2 inches.  In a separate bowl mix all of the ingredients and then add the chicken and toss to coat.  Allow the chicken to marinate 2 hours or more, you can also marinate overnight. 

Ready to cook:  Fill a 9×13 baking dish with water and place skewers; allow them to soak for roughly 30 minutes.  This will keep the skewers from burning on the grill…yes they will burn if not soaked…yes, this happened!

Pre-heat grill to about 300-350 degrees make sure all of the grates are clean.  Use a paper towel or cloth to dab the grates with a bit of oil to keep chicken from sticking. Begin skewering your chicken and veggie(s) of choice.  Cook 8-15 minutes or until done.  Cooking time will vary depending on how big you cut the chicken pieces and your grill.  While chicken is cooking mix together the ingredients for the chicken dressing, and set aside.  Once kebab are done; place them on a platter and pour the chicken dressing over the kebab.  The dressing adds yet, another layer of flavor and moist goodness to the chicken and veggies!  

Serve your kebab along side a delicious and fresh Greek salad & pita bread; enjoy this moist and flavor filled meal!

Greek Kebabs

NOTES:  Drizzle olive oil over your pita and place on the grill for 1-3 minutes on each side.  You can also grill the entire chicken breast and skewer the veggies if you’re short on time.  This marinade can also be used on seafood.  If you’re looking for a heartier meal serve with basmati rice.

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