Greek Chicken Kabobs

These greek chicken kabobs are incredibly flavorful and a perfect option for both outdoor and indoor grilling. Chunks of chicken breast are drenched in lemon, garlic, oregano, and olive oil before being skewered with loads of colorful vegetables. Everything comes off the grill tender, juicy, and insanely delicious.

A plate full of cooked chicken kebabs, next to tzatziki sauce.

While the original döner kebab originates from Turkey, today’s recipe is a fusion with Mediterranean cuisine. And since easy meals loaded with flavor are my specialty – believe me when I say that no one can resist these light and healthy chicken and vegetable skewers drenched in the flavors of Greece.

Using my Greek salad dressing as the base for the marinade, all you need to do is thread everything onto a skewer, grill it and voila – you’re done! Serve these with my tzatziki sauce (or vegan tzatziki) for an extra punch of flavor.

Ingredients for Greek Chicken Kabobs

Let’s be honest, these kabobs are all about that bright and zesty marinade. Not only does it flavor the chicken, but can be brushed onto the vegetables while grilling. For the best results, you’ll need…

  • Chicken breasts: Cut into 1 ½-inch pieces, they’ll cook quickly.
  • Fresh vegetables: Choose red onion, bell peppers, zucchini and squash for their bright colors and fast cooking time on the grill. 
  • Lemon: Only fresh will do!
  • Olive oil: Look for a Greek blend for authentic flavor, but any good quality olive oil is fine.
  • Red Wine Vinegar: Gives that robust, punchy flavor and helps to tenderize the meat.
  • Garlic: Fresh minced garlic cloves are best, but garlic powder will work too.
  • Dried oregano: Lends a touch of Greek flavor to the marinade.
  • Dijon mustard: My secret ingredient for adding depth of flavor.

Ingredients for Greek chicken kabobs on table.

How To Grill Chicken Kabobs

Skewers make this recipe easy when it comes to grilling. But first, let’s make sure your chicken and vegetables are prepped and ready to go. 

  1. Cube the chicken. Cut the breasts into bite-sized pieces and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Marinate the chicken. Whisk together the marinade ingredients and mix with the cubed chicken. Then cover and place it in the fridge to marinate for about one hour.
  3. Prep the vegetables. Cut all of the vegetables into the same-size chunks as the chicken.
  4. Assemble the kabobs. Thread the marinated chicken on metal or bamboo skewers, alternating with vegetables.
  5. Grill the kabobs. Turn the skewers and baste with remaining marinade until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are lightly charred.

The process of how to make Greek Chicken Kebabs.

Can You Bake Chicken Kabobs In The Oven?

Absolutely! If you don’t have a grill, oven baked kabobs are just as good. Here’s how to do it: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F/200°C. 
  2. Prep and assemble your kabobs, then place them on a rack on top of a baking sheet. 
  3. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, flipping them halfway through.

Tips for the Best Greek Chicken Kabobs

While this recipe is super simple, here’s a few tips to make your kabobs even better.

  • Cut all ingredients the same size. Slice the chicken and vegetables into 11/2-inch cubes or pieces so everything on the skewers will be ready at the same time.
  • Soak your skewers. To keep bamboo skewers from burning on the grill, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before assembling the kabobs. Or better yet, buy my favorite metal skewers!
  • Thread skewers tightly. Since the chicken and vegetables will shrink as they cook, you’ll want to pack the skewers with ingredients so they stay looking full and beautiful!

Skewers of greek chicken kabobs with a bowl of tzaztiki.

Complete Your Mediterranean Feast

With a table of fresh sides, salads, and finger foods, here’s a few reader favorites that will complement the kabobs perfectly.

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

This two in one combo is great for meal prepping. Plus, the leftovers taste just as good! Here are some storage tips.

  • To Store: Place leftovers in an airtight container and store for up to 3 days in the fridge. 
  • To Freeze: Use a freezer-safe bag or container and store for up to 3 months.
  • For Reheating: Simply heat in the microwave until the chicken and vegetables are warmed through. 

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Several Greek chicken kabobs on a plate with lemon wedges and tzatziki sauce.

Greek Chicken Kabobs

5 from 22 votes
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
These greek chicken kabobs are incredibly flavorful and a perfect grilling recipe. Serve this with a homemade tzaztiki sauce!

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Chicken Kabobs

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 3 large chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1 1/2-Inch pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 zucchini, sliced

Instructions 

  • To make the marinade, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Place chicken pieces in a glass dish and pour the marinade over the chicken. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least one hour.
  • Light a gas or charcoal grill on medium-high heat. Thread the skewers with pieces of red onion, chicken, zucchini, and bell pepper. You can alternate the order.
  • Place the kabobs on the preheated grill, and cook about 5-7 minutes per side. The kabobs are done when the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are lightly charred, about 15 minutes.
  • Serve with lemon wedges and tzatziki sauce.
    Greek chicken kabobs with lemon wedges on a plate.

Lisa's Tips

  • To Store: Place leftovers in an airtight container and store for up to 3 days in the fridge. 
  • To Freeze: Use a freezer-safe bag or container and store for up to 3 months.
  • To Reheat: Simply re-heat in the microwave until the chicken and vegetables are warmed through. 
  • This is the indoor grill pan I use on top of my stove.

 

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 460mg, Potassium: 487mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 1395IU, Vitamin C: 77mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: easy chicken kabobs, Greek chicken kabobs
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45 comments on “Greek Chicken Kabobs”

  1. This is the best Greek chicken kebabs recipe I have found! So good! My entire family loved it. And they can be picky. Also your best tzatziki recipe lives up to its name — it’s easy and authentic and delicious! Thank you! I will have to use this recipe next time we go camping, since we could marinade it ahead of time! Kabobs are great while camping. 5 stars

  2. I love this recipe! It’s easy, flavorful, and absolutely delicious. You will think you ordered take-out from your favorite Greek restaurant. I serve mine with hummus and coconut milk rice.5 stars

  3. Hi Lisa, I just love these. Of course, I had to buy the skewers you used and they worked great. Simple and delicious. I made these while on my beach vacation this year. I brought a few of your recipes with me to share with the family. Thank you.5 stars

  4. These were amazing! So tender, and great flavor. Made them last week, and just bought more chicken to make again this week. I used boneless skinless thighs.5 stars

  5. Thank you so much for this recipe (actually ALL of the recipes You post)! These Greek Chicken Kabobs were amazing! We paired them with your Tzatziki sauce. Sooo good! They were incredibly flavourful!  When it’s my turn to cook I’m never too thrilled with what I create (Perfectionist & food always tastes better when someone else cooks it, right ;) With this meal, I was blown away!  LOVED these kabobs! 10 out of 10! 5 stars

  6. I actually cannot say enough how amazing these chicken kabobs were. They are absolutely bursting with flavor and pretty easy to make! I made the marinade only a couple of hours before making the chicken and it was still so juicy and full of flavor. That night we paired it with rice and chickpea salad (from this site). We ate the leftover chicken in green salads the next day and it was divine. I would advise people to not skip out on the vegetables because they are so flavorful and make it a great summer meal. Thanks for an awesome recipe!5 stars

  7. Hi! I’m planning to make these for an upcoming family gathering. Is the serving size one skewer per person/nutritional value included with recipe? Some of us follow Weight Watchers so we’re also trying to determine the points value. These look amazing and I can’t wait to make them!! Thank you!

    • Hi there! Yes, the nutritional information is per skewer. Can’t wait for you to make these :)

  8. These were so good! Loved the marinade. Will be making again for sure.5 stars

  9. Light yet lots of flavor. Was a great to make on the grill this beautiful Spring night! Will be using left overs to add into salads this week.  😋 5 stars

  10. Made these today in the oven and they turned our super yummy! The chicken was juicy and it was all so so tasty, cannot wait to make them again :)5 stars

  11. Ten stars!!!!!! We used to buy chicken kabobs from our local supermarket’s meat counter for a quick, easy dinner but when I came across your recipie, I decided to give it a try and I am SO glad I did! Have made these twice and they are so flavorful. We broil them for 6 minutes per side and they come out perfect. Thank you for this amazing recipe.5 stars

  12. Excellent recipe (as usual)! Made it a couple of times with great results. Pro tip: marinate the veggies too!5 stars

  13. This was PHENOMENOL. Best kabob flavor-tasted like I ordered these kabobs from a restaurant. I marinated the meat for a day and grilled them. And the vegan tzaztiki! To die for, as I’m dairy free. My husband also loved it, and he usually doesn’t like dairy free substitutes. THANK YOU!5 stars

  14. This recipe came out beyond amazing! I’m extremely happy and impressed with the outcome. I also made the tzaziki sauce with low-fat Greek yogurt and that came out beautifully as well. I definitely should have halved the tzaziki sauce recipe because I feel like the amount was far too much for the 1.5 lbs of chicken I used. This is the first time I’ve ever put chicken breast on the grill and had it come out SO flavorful, tender/moist etc. I’m grateful I tried this because now I’m excited to continue grilling my chicken. I will say though I wish I marinated it longer than 1.5 hours but I was on a time crunch. 5 stars

    • Wonderful! So glad to hear these kabobs turned out perfectly Stacy :) The tzatziki sauce really does wonders when dipped with the chicken!

  15. Lisa! Another home run! I think this should be a “Best” Chicken Kabobs Recipe.
    The chicken turned out super juicy and had incredible flavor! I did not have red wine vinegar, so I substituted apple cider vinegar and it was amazing. Same with the Tzatziki, so delicious! Thank you!5 stars

    • Thanks so much Andrew! I’m happy you loved this recipe so much that it ranks as a “best” for you. And glad you whipped up the tzatziki as well – it’s a great combo for sure!

  16. Do you give the recipe for the tzatziki sauce somewhere? I’d like to try this tonight!

  17. The chicken is infused with rich seasoning, good tasty and smell. And vegetables are light sweet. We usually add cube eggplants. I really like this Greek chicken kabobs. Sometime, I take out from the skewer and put onto the salad.5 stars

  18. It’s very delicious and colourful. We put skewers on the charcoal, when vegetables are lightly charred. It’s very engaging, Combination between chicken and bell peppers, zucchini makes this dish balance. Just I can’t slice chicken breast thin, so it take us more time be done.5 stars

  19. So delicious! We can’t lack grilled chicken in outside parties. Dipping chicken into marinade help chicken infused with spices. I love skewed chicken with bell peppers and zucchini. We have open place to grill on the charcoal.5 stars

  20. These look out this world delicious! Can’t wait to give these a try!5 stars

  21. These greek chicken kabobs look delicious! I can already taste the wonderful flavors! I love that you include so many veggies, it gives the kabobs a beautiful color! I’m excited to make these this week, thanks for sharing! 5 stars

  22. What a delicious meal. So much flavor and very kid-friendly. Definitely going to make again.5 stars

  23. These look so fresh & healthy! Definitely work breaking out the grill for. :)5 stars

  24. These look absolutely delicious, wow! I’m having a serious cravings for some kabobs now :)5 stars

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