Greek Chicken Kabobs

Recipe: Greek Chicken Kabobs


  • 2 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • ¾ cup olive oil, divided
  • 3 tsps kosher salt
  • 3 tsps black pepper, divided
  • 3 Tbs dried oregano, divided
  • 2 Tbs fresh chopped rosemary, divided
  • 2 Tbs fresh thyme, divided
  • 1 Tbs lemon zest
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 2-3 green peppers
  • 1-2 large Spanish onions


First prepare the chicken but trimming any excess fat and discarding. Cut the breasts into 2 inch cubes and set on plate while preparing the marinade. To prepare the marinade, use a large zip lock sealable bag and add ½ cup of olive oil, 2 tsp of kosher salt, 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper, 2 Tbs oregano, 1 Tbs rosemary, 1 Tbs thyme, all the lemon zest, and all the minced garlic. Seal the zip lock and massage the ingredients together until well incorporated. Add the cubed chicken to the zip lock bag with the marinade and set in the refrigerator for 4-24 hours.

1 1/2 hours before grilling time, it is time to prepare the remaining components of the kabob. In another zip lock bag add the remaining ¼ cup of olive oil, 1 tsp of kosher salt, 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper, 1 Tbs oregano, 1 Tbs rosemary, 1 Tbs thyme and incorporate well by massaging the sealed bag. Cube 2-3 green peppers removing any seeds and add the same bag and also cube a large Spanish onion and add to the same bag. Allow this bag to marinade for 1 hour in the fridge before continuing. Please note, if you are using wooden skewers you must soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning and breaking.

After 1 hour, preheat a gas grill to medium heat between 375-450 degrees F while assembling the kabobs.

To assemble the kabobs, remove both zip lock bags from the refrigerator. Take a skewer and start with an onion piece, next add a cube of chicken, then a cube of green pepper. Continue this pattern 3 times per skewer. Repeat this patter for each skewer. You should have enough for 8 skewers. Discard the marinade in the bags

Grill the skewers over medium direct heat for 3-5 minutes per four sides until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Remove the kabobs from the grill and rest for 5 minutes and serve!

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