Greek Chicken Kabobs are easy and flavorful! No boring chicken here! The chicken pieces are marinated in lemon, garlic and oregano and are absolutely delicious! Serve the Greek Chicken Kabobs with some lemon rice, tzatziki sauce and flatbread, or just pair it with a simple salad.
We love Greek food at our house. My boys have loved it since they were little and it is actually something my oldest requests quite regularly! We always make my Greek Chicken, and just throw the marinated chicken breasts on the grill. The chicken breasts end up perfectly grilled and juicy, but we also love my Greek Chicken strung on a stick as a kabob. They actually come out more flavorful, juicy, and every bite of chicken is packed with the delicious Greek marinade! With kids, I love that we each get a stick and can just pull off the chicken and eat it! There is something about eating a kabob that is just more fun!
The marinade is the exact marinade I use for my Greek Chicken, but in a smaller amount. The chicken is diced into kabob sized pieces so you don’t need as much marinade. I usually have my larger chicken breasts marinate overnight, but for the kabobs all you need is a good 6 hours and they are perfect. Overnight is just fine too!
The marinade is made with a little canola oil, fresh squeezed lemons, minced garlic, oregano, and salt and pepper. The chicken soaks it all in and you are left with a juicy Greek inspired chicken kabob! The lemon is subtle, the oregano is the perfect balance with the garlic. It is a delicious blend of flavor!
After the chicken has marinated 6 hours up to overnight, you can string them on your kabob sticks. Here is a hint: you read everywhere to soak your sticks in water, and guess what? I NEVER DO! And guess what else…it doesn’t matter! Mine have never caught on fire! So don’t waste your time (unless you want to – then go right ahead!)
A FUN TIP: If you have smaller kids or smaller eaters, you can cut the stick in half and make little kabobs that are perfect for little hands or smaller appetities!
After your string your kabobs, heat your grill on medium heat. Put your kabobs on the grill, letting them cook for about 8 minutes on one side, then turn them over about another 5 minutes! (15 should be plenty of time to cook these kabobs!)
You will know they are done with when a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees in the thickest piece if chicken!
Take them off the grill and get ready to enjoy the BEST chicken!
WHAT TO EAT WITH YOUR GREEK CHICKEN KABOB
We always have a few sides with our Greek Food. My Yellow Lemon Rice is a bit Greek inspired with it’s lemon flavor. It is soft, fluffy and savory with a nice lemon taste. My boys LOVE it! They will always come back for seconds of the rice every single time!
For a sauce for the chicken, I make my easy homemade Fresh Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce to eat along with the chicken! Dip, drizzle or dunk your chicken in this creamy sauce! IT IS HEAVENLY! This cucumber sauce is fresh and simple but full of flavor that perfectly compliments the chicken!
We love carbs at our house so of course we eat our Greek Chicken Kabobs with bread. We love homemade Naan Flatbread or Pita Pocket Bread. They are both yummy and perfect to eat along with the rice, cucumber sauce and chicken kabobs. The Butcher Man prefers pocket bread so he can stuff the chicken, rice and sauce inside the pocket, but the Naan Bread is yummy also!
Another fresh idea is a light side salad to eat along side your Greek Chicken Kabob!
Greek Chicken Kabobs are easy and flavorful! No boring chicken here!
Leave me a comment below to let me know how you liked them!
Greek Chicken Kabobs
- 1 1/2 lbs. chicken, cut into kabob sized pieces (1/2-1 inch pieces)
- 4 medium sized lemons
- 1/2 cup oil
- 4 tsp bottled minced garlic *if using fresh minced garlic you need 8 fresh cloves…1 fresh clove is equivalent to 1/2 tsp bottled minced garlic so 4 tsp. bottled = 8 fresh
- 2 1/2 tsp ground oregano
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 5 kabob sticks see notes
- In a bowl squeeze your lemons, making sure to get all of the juice out of them. Add in the oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Add your chicken pieces to the marinade and mix well. Make sure all of your chicken pieces are covered.
- Cover the bowl and let it marinate for at least 6 hours, or overnight. You can also place the chicken and marinade in a zip top bag to marinate it.
- After the chicken has marinaded. Heat your grill on medium heat.
- Make your chicken kabobs by stringing the chicken on the kabob stick.
- Place chicken kabobs on the grill and let them cook for 8 minutes. Turn the chicken kabobs over and let them cook for another 5-8 minutes, or until the are done and a meat thermometer reads 165° in the thickest piece of chicken (without it touching the kabob stick).
- Remove from the grill and enjoy!