Summer Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers

Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers are exactly what your grill needs this summer! Serve with a light green salad or over rice for a fulfilling dinner. Double or triple the recipe when feeding a crowd and your party will be THE event of the summer!

Grilled Green Chicken Skewers are exactly what your grill needs this summer! Serve with a light green salad or over rice for a fulfilling dinner.

Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers are what every good summer dinner needs!

When we took the first tour of our forever home, one of the biggest selling factors that grabbed us was the back deck. It has a beautiful view of our property and plenty of room for having family and friends over. We love grilling, especially in the summer, and knew this was a place we would be spending a lot of time.

Creating flavorful grilled meals that don’t dry out means marinating. If you skip the marinating step, you are completely missing out on amazing flavor! If you’re short on time, at least give the chicken 30 minutes to an hour. Some time is better than none.

I’ve had several people ask about using dried herbs instead of fresh for this recipe. Personally, I’ve used both and definitely prefer using the fresh. The dried works, but you will need to change the measurements of the herbs used. The correct way to substitute fresh to dried is to remember than one tablespoon of fresh is equal to one teaspoon of dried. This applies to all herbs.

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Grilled Green Chicken Skewers are exactly what your grill needs this summer! Serve with a light green salad or over rice for a fulfilling dinner.

Ingredients for Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice & Zest
  • Fresh Parsley, Oregano, & Rosemary
  • Cloves of Garlic
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
  • Lemons

How to Make Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers:

Place marinade ingredients in a large jar and seal with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously to combine and set aside.

Place chicken breast cubes in a large glass bowl and pour the marinade on top. Gently toss to combine, ensuring the chicken is evenly coated on all sides. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to one hour. Overnight works best, in my opinion.

Remove chicken from the refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking. Drain and discard the marinade.

Thread a tomato onto a skewer, followed by two pieces of chicken. Then add another tomato, two more pieces of chicken, and a third tomato on the end. Repeat with the remaining chicken and tomatoes on the remaining skewers.
If there are additional chunks of chicken left over, place them on another skewer and cook with the rest.

Spray a large grill pan with non-stick cooking spray (or brush with a neutral oil with a high smoke point) and set over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the skewers to the grill pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until they release easily from the surface. Flip each skewer and cook on the remaining side for another 4-5 minutes. Sear the remaining sides for 1 minute each.

If using a gas/charcoal grill, spray the grate or a grill pan prior to adding your skewers. Cook in the same manner and times you would inside.

Transfer the skewers to a platter and set aside. Add the lemon halves to the hot grill pan and press down on each with a spatula. Heat until the exposed surface is warm and nicely browned, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat and squeeze the warm lemon halves over the chicken skewers right before serving. Enjoy!

Up close view of a fork holding a bite of the grilled Greek chicken skewers

Side Dishes to Accompany the Skewers:

Yield: 6 Skewers

Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers

Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Marinade Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped and crushed to release oils
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, broken into small pieces and crushed to release oils
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled, and roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Remaining Ingredients:

  • 1¼ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1” cubes
  • 9 cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 6 10-inch wood or metal skewers
  • 2 large lemons, cut in half

Instructions

Place marinade ingredients in a large jar and seal with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously to combine and set aside.

Place chicken breast cubes in a large glass bowl and pour the marinade on top. Gently toss to combine, ensuring the chicken is evenly coated on all sides. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to one hour. Overnight works best, in my opinion.

Remove chicken from the refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking. Drain and discard the marinade.

Thread a tomato onto a skewer, followed by two pieces of chicken. Then add another tomato, two more pieces of chicken, and a third tomato on the end. Repeat with the remaining chicken and tomatoes on the remaining skewers.
If there are additional chunks of chicken left over, place them on another skewer and cook with the rest.

Spray a large grill pan with non-stick cooking spray (or brush with a neutral oil with a high smoke point) and set over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the skewers to the grill pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until they release easily from the surface. Flip each skewer and cook on the remaining side for another 4-5 minutes. Sear the remaining sides for 1 minute each.

If using a gas/charcoal grill, spray the grate or a grill pan prior to adding your skewers. Cook in the same manner and times you would inside.

Transfer the skewers to a platter and set aside. Add the lemon halves to the hot grill pan and press down on each with a spatula. Heat until the exposed surface is warm and nicely browned, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat and squeeze the warm lemon halves over the chicken skewers right before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 30g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/18/2021

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