by Olena

Greek Chicken Kabobs

by Olena

Greek Chicken Kabobs Recipe flavoured in as little as 30 minutes marinade, then grilled on skewers with vegetables for the most delicious and healthy chicken souvlaki.

I have been making kebabs for years and finally have jotted down the recipe. Me and Alex love to unwind during summer weekends in our backyard. Usually with delicious grilled dinner, a glass or two of wine, kids running in and out, music playing. It is awesome! And this year we opened the grilling season with these Greek chicken kabobs.

I call these chicken skewers a la Greek style for a reason. First, I marinate the meat in generous amount of dried herbs (as little as 30 minutes will do). Then skewer with bell peppers and zucchini. And lastly, brush grilled kebabs with garlic infused oil. We just love the flavours of this olive oil dip we use on everything! Alex also loves to dip fresh baguette right into it. Enjoy!

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How to Make Greek Chicken Kabobs

  1. If using wooden skewers, soak for at least 30 minutes. In a large bowl add chicken, olives, onion, 1 garlic clove, lemon juice + zest, basil or oregano, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper. Toss to coat and marinate for 30 minutes – 24 hours. The longer meat marinates, more flavourful it is and cooks faster. Greek Chicken Kabobs Recipe flavoured in as little as 30 minutes marinade, then grilled on skewers with vegetables for the most delicious and healthy chicken souvlaki.
  2. To make garlic oil, combine olive oil and 1 garlic clove in a small bowl and set aside. Toss zucchini and bell peppers with remaining 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper. If marinating meat overnight, you can do this step right before grilling.
  3. Skewer meat alternating with olives, red onion and vegetables onto each skewer. I ended up using 5 – 6 pieces of chicken, 2 zucchini slices and 3 – 4 bell pepper slices on each out of 10 long metal skewers. Discard remaining marinade. Greek Chicken Kabobs Recipe flavoured in as little as 30 minutes marinade, then grilled on skewers with vegetables for the most delicious and healthy chicken souvlaki.
  4. Preheat grill on low – medium heat, around 500 degrees F, and spray with cooking spray. Grill skewers with lid closed turning every 2 – 3 minutes for even grilling. Kebabs are ready when chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes.* Remove from the grill and brush each skewer with garlic oil. Serve hot with your favourite whole grain and/or salad. Greek Chicken Kabobs Recipe flavoured in as little as 30 minutes marinade, then grilled on skewers with vegetables for the most delicious and healthy chicken souvlaki.

 

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Greek Chicken Kabobs

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Greek Chicken Kabobs Recipe flavoured in as little as 30 minutes marinade, then grilled on skewers with vegetables for the most delicious and healthy chicken souvlaki.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1″ pieces
  • 20 Kalamata olives, pitted & halved
  • 1 large red onion, 1″ pieces
  • 2 large garlic cloves, grated & divided
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest of
  • 2 tbsp basil or oregano, dried
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 large zucchini, 1/2″ thick rounds
  • 3 large bell peppers, 1″ pieces
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)

Instructions

  1. If using wooden skewers, soak for at least 30 minutes. In a large bowl add chicken, olives, onion, 1 garlic clove, lemon juice + zest, basil or oregano, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper. Toss to coat and marinate for 30 minutes – 24 hours. The longer meat marinates, more flavourful it is and cooks faster.
  2. To make garlic oil, combine olive oil and 1 garlic clove in a small bowl and set aside. Toss zucchini and bell peppers with remaining 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper. If marinating meat overnight, you can do this step right before grilling.
  3. Skewer meat alternating with olives, red onion and vegetables onto each skewer. I ended up using 5 – 6 pieces of chicken, 2 zucchini slices and 3 – 4 bell pepper slices on each out of 10 long metal skewers. Discard remaining marinade.
  4. Preheat grill on low – medium heat, around 500 degrees F, and spray with cooking spray. Grill skewers with lid closed turning every 2 – 3 minutes for even grilling. Kebabs are ready when chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes.* Remove from the grill and brush each skewer with garlic oil. Serve hot with your favourite whole grain and/or salad.

Store: Refrigerate covered (remove from skewer and transfer to a container) for up to 2 days.

Notes

Grills vary. Cooking time will vary depending on the age and make/model of your grill. I have new Coleman BBQ which is quite powerful if I compare it to my old grill. Use your judgement and experience with your grill.

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About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

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