Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers have all of your favorite Greek flavors and they can be made in under 30 minutes!
My entire family absolutely loves making different flavors of chicken skewers for many reason. They’re a great easy meal during the week when we’re short on time, they make for great leftovers and they’re delicious!
Be sure to add this easy recipe to your menu this week for some easy weeknight grilling.
Ingredients you will need from the grocery store
Cut of Meat: Boneless skinless chicken thighs or boneless skinless chicken breasts
Seasoning: “The Greek” seasoning from Fire and Smoke Society
Marinade: Extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice
Sides: Hummus, pita bread, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese
Tzatziki sauce: non fat greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, cucumber, dill, garlic
How to make Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers
Preparing and marinating the chicken
Start off by putting together the homemade Tzatziki sauce by combining all of the ingredients in the recipe card in a small bowl, then mix thoroughly. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Trim excess fat off of boneless skinless chicken thighs with a sharp knife. Next, cube each thigh up into 1 inch chunks.
Place the cubed chicken in a large bowl then add in the marinade ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice and “The Greek” seasoning. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and let the chicken marinate for a minimum of 2 hours or up to 24 hours. the longer you let these marinate, the more flavor they will take on.
30 minutes prior to cooking, soak the bamboo skewers in some water. The wood will absorb the water which help prevent them from burning up during the cook. You can also use metal skewers for this part instead.
Next, Fire up the grill and get it setup for direct heat cooking. I used my Nomad Grill for this cook which gives the chicken some great charcoal flavor. If you do not have an outdoor grill, you can also cook these on an indoor grill pan.
Grilling the chicken skewers
Remove the wooden skewers from the water and drain the excess water. Place 4-5 of the marinated chicken pieces on the wooden skewers.
Place chicken directly on the grill grates over medium-high heat on your grill and flip them every 2-3 minutes.
Once the chicken develops some great char and they reach an internal temperature of 165°F, remove it from the grill.
Drizzle the homemade Tzatziki sauce on top of the the grilled meat. Serve with a warm pita, your favorite hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers and Kalamata olives.
These are a perfect easy weeknight meal, but they also work great for meal prepping. Store them in an airtight container and eat them the next day for the most fresh flavor.
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- 3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 3 tbsp The Greek seasoning
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup olive oil
Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
- 1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 cup shredded cucumber
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp fresh dill
- Trim excess fat off of chicken thighs then cube them up into 1 inch chunks of meat.
- Place in a bowl with the olive oil, lemon juice and The Greek seasoning.
- Let the chicken marinate for a minimum of 2 hours up to 24 hours.
- Place the marinated chicken thighs on a wooden skewer that has been soaked in water.
- Grill the chicken over direct heat on your grill and flip them every 2-3 minutes.
- Remove once the chicken develops some good char and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
- Drizzle homemade Tzatziki sauce on top of the the chicken and serve with a pita, your favorite hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers and Kalamata olives.