It tends to feel like summer is dwindling down with Labor Day around the corner and the almost-fall breeze rolling in. We’re still in the 90 degree weather here in Chicago and while I LOVE summer, I’m ready to turn that AC off and let the almost-fall breeze roll in.
But…just because summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean grilling season has to.
So I bring you a delicious recipe for greek chicken kabobs that not only makes a healthy dinner but is also easy to whip up during the weeknights. I included options for grilling and baking these kabobs, plus delicious sides we love to serve with them. They have a homemade greek marinade, plenty of rainbow veggies and truly make the best dinner!
Now I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge lover of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Give me all of the feta, olives, hummus, greek rice and tomatoes. Oh, and we can’t forget about the cool cucumber yogurt tzatziki sauce now, can we?
If you haven’t made my homemade easy tzatziki yet, you must!
What you’ll need to make greek chicken kabobs
These wonderful greek chicken kabobs are made with a few summer staples and are loaded with flavor. I absolutely love when there are tender, sweet bell peppers served with my greek chicken, so we’re using all three stoplight bell peppers in the recipe, too! These are the basics you’ll need (and we’ll chat marinade below!):
- Chicken: you’ll need one pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast.
- Veggies: we’re packing in all of the fresh summer produce with red, yellow and green bell pepper, plus a zingy red onion.
- Marinade: the homemade greek marinade is what makes these kabobs extra special! See below for all of the deets.
The best greek marinade for chicken
These greek chicken kabobs are first marinated in a zesty, homemade greek dressing before being placed on the grill. This is to ensure the chicken is not only full of greek flavors but is also tender and delicious. The greek marinade I like to use for chicken kabobs is full of flavor. You’ll need:
- Fresh lemon juice
- Red wine vinegar
- Garlic powder or fresh garlic
- Dijon mustard
- Dried oregano
- Salt and pepper
Make these kabobs your own
The great part about these easy greek chicken kabobs is that they’re super easy to customize with your fav summer produce! Feel free to sub in:
- Cherry tomatoes
- Brussels sprouts
Be sure to get all of my best tips and tricks for chopping and grilling vegetables here!
How to grill greek chicken kabobs
- Prep your grill & kabobs. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and place your veggies & marinated chicken pieces onto 8 skewers. Leave a small space between the ingredients so they cook evenly.
- Grill the kabobs. Place each skewer on the grill and cook for 8-10 minutes on each side. Keep the lid closed while they’re grilling! Grill until the chicken is fully cooked and the veggies are tender.
- Serve ’em up. Remove the kabobs from the grill and serve with tzatziki sauce and your fav sides!
Easily cook these chicken kabobs in the oven
I realize not everyone owns a grill, so I’ve also included instructions on how to make these greek chicken kabobs in the oven — and they’re just as yummy. Here’s how to do it:
- Prep your oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil.
- Prepare your kabobs. Thread on the chicken and veggies as directed in the recipe.
- Bake your kabobs. Place skewers on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Chicken is done when no longer pink, or when a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. Serve with sauce, roasted potatoes or rice of choice!
Using wooden skewers? Don’t forget this step
If you’re using wooden or bamboo skewers, be sure to soak them for 15 minutes before cooking your kabobs on the grill or in the oven so that they don’t burn.
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Delicious recipes to pair with these kabobs
- Garlic Fingerling Potatoes (roasted or grilled!)
- Tony’s Melt-In-Your-Mouth Grilled Brussels Sprouts
- How to Make Green Rice
- Peach Brussels Sprouts Crunch Salad with Creamy Tahini Poppy Seed Dressing
- Avocado & Tomato Chickpea Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
Get all of our amazing summer recipes here!
I hope you enjoy this easy grilling recipe for greek chicken kabobs. Don’t forget that delicious homemade tzatziki sauce for dipping! If you make them, be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked them. Enjoy, xo!
Greek Chicken Kabobs
Easy & delicious greek chicken kabobs made with a yummy, zesty greek marinade, red onion and three different types of bell peppers. Make these greek chicken kabobs on the grill or in the oven and serve them with a homemade greek yogurt tzatziki sauce! The perfect summer meal.
- For the chicken:
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from about half a lemon)
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder (or 3 cloves minced garlic)
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- For the kabobs:
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 red onion
Cut chicken into cubes, about 1 1/2 inches long, then place them in a large bowl. Add olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix chicken together and let marinate in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes
While chicken is marinating, cut red bell pepper, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper and red onion into 2x2 inch pieces (to be skewered).
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Place peppers, onions and chicken pieces onto a skewer, leaving a small space in between each ingredient and alternating ingredients as desired. You should be able to get about 8 skewers total.
Grill skewers for 8-10 minutes on each side, or until meat is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
Serve kabobs with tzatziki sauce and whatever else you’d like (potatoes, rice, quinoa are all great options). Serves 4, 2 kabobs each.
If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them for 15 minutes before cooking; this is to prevent burning in the oven or on the grill.
See the full post for instructions on how to cook these kabobs in the oven.
Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats
This post was originally published on August 29, 2019 and republished on August 13, 2021.