Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs

  • By KJ

Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs are an easy recipe with fresh flavors — a simple way to make a healthy meal that’s delicious too. 

The slightly charred chicken will whisk you away to the Mediterranean coast, surrounded by a dazzling sea view. Dip your kabobs in a cucumber tzatziki sauce for a refreshing, tangy complement to the tender chicken. 

Enjoy with olives, hummus, pita…or any other Greek side that strikes your fancy. 

Paradise in each bite. 

Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs on a serving platter with pita bread, lemons and tzatziki sauce.

Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs are an easy recipe with fresh flavors — a simple way to make a healthy meal that’s delicious too. 

The slightly charred chicken will whisk you away to the Mediterranean coast, surrounded by a dazzling sea view. Dip your kabobs in a cucumber tzatziki sauce for a refreshing, tangy complement to the tender chicken. 

Enjoy with olives, hummus, pita…or any other Greek side that strikes your fancy. 

Paradise in each bite. 

Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs on a serving platter with pita bread, lemons and tzatziki sauce.

Why KJ Loves

Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs

We adore this recipe in our house! It’s such a quick and delicious way to change up your usual weeknight chicken dinner. Serving it with the tzatziki sauce and grilled pita bread is a must for us!

Chicken breast pieces marinating in a Greek marinade.

Greek Chicken Ingredients

Chicken breast (cubed)

Boneless, skinless chicken breast works great. You can also use chicken thighs if you prefer dark meat for your Greek chicken kabobs. 

Extra virgin olive oil

Avocado oil also works. The oil keeps the chicken moist and enhances the flavors of the dish.

Dried herbs

A mix of oregano, dill, and thyme creates a classic Greek flavor.

Lemon zest

Lemon zest adds a bright, citrusy note to the Greek chicken marinade.

Garlic

Salt & pepper

Raw pieces of the Greek marinated chicken on skewers ready for the grill.

Quick Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients

Greek yogurt

Creamy, tangy yogurt forms the base for this tzatziki sauce. Sour cream can also be used!

Cucumbers

Chopped cucumbers add a refreshing taste to the sauce. Grab the mini cucumbers for ease!

Shallot

A little sweetness and depth take the sauce to a whole new level.

Dill

Use fresh dill if you have it! To prep fresh dill, rinse the sprigs and remove the leaves from the stem. Chop your dill if you want the leaves smaller. 

Salt & pepper to taste 

A bowl of tzatziki sauce.

How to Make Greek Chicken Kabobs

1

Marinate the chicken.

Whisk together all of the marinade ingredients in a small bowl until combined.

Add the cubed chicken to a large bowl or plastic storage bag and pour the marinade over to thoroughly coat the chicken. Refrigerate in the marinade for at least 1 hour and up to 6-8 hours in advance

2

Prep the grill and skewers.

Preheat the grill to high heat. Evenly slide the chicken pieces onto your skewers, discarding the remaining marinade.

3

Grill ’em up!

Grill the chicken kabobs on one side, then flip and grill on the other side until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 

For an easy meal, serve with a side of quick tzatziki sauce, pita bread, and lemon wedges.

A close-up photo of Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs.

Kabob Pro Tip

You can use either metal or wooden skewers. 

If you use wooden skewers, make sure you soak them in water an hour before cooking so you don’t burn the skewer. Soak the skewers in your favorite type of wine for more flavor! 

What do you serve with Greek chicken kabobs?

So. Many. Options. And all of them are delicious. Here are some ideas to start:

Serve with grilled veggies.

I love to serve these Greek kabobs with a side of grilled vegetables such as zucchini. You can also add veggies onto the skewers. Some ideas:

  • Zucchini
  • Bell peppers
  • Red onions
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mushrooms

Serve as a Greek platter. 

You can’t go wrong with a scrumptious Greek platter. Display everything beautifully on a board or large plate, including ingredients like:

  • Hummus
  • Pita slices
  • Olives
  • Cubed feta
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Thinly sliced red onions

Give everything a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper for added flavor. 

Add some carbs.

Rice. Pita chips. Pita bread. You can never go wrong with some delicious carbs. You could also serve the chicken as a Greek chicken sandwich on top of pita. 

Serve on a salad.

Make this into a Greek salad with grilled chicken. Toss up some spinach with a simple Greek salad dressing or balsamic vinaigrette. Then add the chicken, crumbled feta, and your favorite veggies (tomatoes, cucumber, onions, and more). Crumble up some pita chips on top for an added crunch. 

Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs.

Greek Grilled Chicken Kabob FAQ’s

Can I make Greek chicken kabobs in the oven?

Yes! Assemble according to the directions, and then bake in the oven at 400 degrees, flipping the kabobs partway through baking. The internal temperature should reach 165 degrees.

How long should I marinate the chicken?

Refrigerate the chicken in the marinade for at least 1 hour and up to 6-8 hours in advance.

Can I use fresh herbs instead?

Yes, you go-getter 🙂 I recommend doubling the amounts if you use fresh herbs.

How long does it take to grill chicken kabobs?

This chicken kabob recipe takes about 20-25 minutes of grill time. But always check the internal temperature to ensure the chicken is at least 165 degrees.

What goes well with Greek grilled chicken kabobs?

All your favorite Greek sides are delicious with these kabobs. Try pita, feta, hummus, grilled veggies, fresh veggies, or rice.

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Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs on a serving platter with pita bread, lemons and tzatziki sauce.

Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs are an easy recipe with fresh flavors — a simple way to make a healthy meal that’s delicious too. 

The slightly charred chicken will whisk you away to the Mediterranean coast, surrounded by a dazzling sea view. Dip your kabobs in a cucumber tzatziki sauce for a refreshing, tangy complement to the tender chicken. 

Enjoy with olives, hummus, pita…or any other Greek side that strikes your fancy. 

Paradise in each bite. 


Ingredients

Scale

For the chicken kabobs:

  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lemon, zested

For the quick tzatziki sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mini cucumber, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the marinade ingredients until combined.
  2. Add the chicken to a large bowl or plastic storage bag and pour the marinade over to coat all of the chicken completely. Refrigerate in the marinade for at least 1 hour and up to 6-8 hours in advance. 
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Evenly slide the chicken pieces onto your skewers, discarding the remaining marinade. 
  4. Grill the chicken kabobs for 8-10 minutes before flipping and grilling for another 8-10 minutes, or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached.
  5. Serve with a side of the quick tzatziki sauce, pita bread and lemon wedges.

Notes

  • Want to turn things up a notch? Throw the pita bread and lemon wedges on the grill at the end until lightly charred prior to serving!
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 462
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 19.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.2g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Protein: 71.8g

Keywords: Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Greek Grilled Chicken Kabobs on a serving platter with pita bread, lemons and tzatziki sauce.

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