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.

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  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


  • 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)


  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.


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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