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30 Minute Meal

Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs

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This easy grilled greek chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights! Just a few simple ingredients and 30 minutes and you have a meal your family will love!

 

Easy Greek Grilled Chicken

 

 

I often talk abut my love of food from around the world and how I strive to teach my children to enjoy flavors and ingredients from all different cultures.

I think its suuuuper important for my kids to be exposed to as many different things now as children. I want them to be comfortable and capable of eating dinner no matter who’s house or what restaurant we are at. I want them to be able to eat dinner without crying, gagging, whining, or throwing temper tantrums because “Why can’t they have chick-fil-a at every freaking meal”?

This easy greek grilled chicken recipe is a perfect example – its an easy meal, made with real ingredients, ready in about 30 minutes, and totally family friendly! (It would also be amazing with zucchini, red onion and red bell pepper threaded onto the skewers!)

 

Grilled Greek Chicken Recipe

This easy greek chicken recipe is a perfect recipe to enjoy on busy weeknight! With just a few minutes of prep work and a short marinade time, these are perfect for nights when you need easy!

 

Serve this with an easy side dish of fresh veggies with your tzatziki dip and cumin roasted carrots and chickpeas or bulgar salad.

 

Greek Chicken Recipe

 

Books about Greek Culture for Children:

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Make sure you check out the Beginner’s Guide to Mediterranean Food for more tips and tricks on how to make Greek cuisine weeknight and kid-friendly!

 

Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs

Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste

Tzatziki

  • 1 cucumber, diced into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBSP chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 TBSP fresh chopped dill

Instructions

  1. In a large ziplock bag, combine the ingredients for the chicken marinade.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and place in the marinade. Allow to sit while you make the tzatziki sauce.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the cucumber, salt and pepper, yogurt,  garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley and dill. Cover and place in the fridge while you grill the chicken.
  4. Turn on the grill and preheat.
  5. Using skewers, thread the chicken onto the skewers.
  6. Grill over medium to medium-high heat about 3-4 minutes per side.
  7. Enjoy with the tzatziki sauce.

Notes

  • If you are using wooden skewers, remember to soak them in water for 20-30 minutes before you grill!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 314 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 25g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 389mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 6g

5 Comments

  • Reply
    Kathleen
    July 21, 2017 at 2:40 AM

    I love Greek flavors! Can’t wait to try this!

  • Reply
    Nancy Loring
    July 21, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    I have always wanted to try food from France. Especially the desserts.

  • Reply
    Amy
    July 21, 2017 at 10:50 PM

    These sound delicious! I have never heard of these boxes but they sound awesome! I want to try food from Scandinavia!

  • Reply
    Aaron
    July 29, 2017 at 3:45 AM

    I have always wanted to try food from Brazil.

    • Reply
      Jenni
      August 1, 2017 at 1:33 AM

      Oh! I have been working on a recipe for churrasco! I just need to finish perfecting it!

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