This easy grilled greek chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights! Just a few simple flavorful ingredients like olive oil, lemon, oregano, and garlic and 30 minutes and you have a meal your family will love!
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!)
How to make Grilled Greek Chicken
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!
For the full set of directions, make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below!
*Recipe Note: If you have wooden skewers, make sure you soak them in water for 30 minutes before starting so they don’t burn
- In a large bowl or zip-top bag, combine the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, coriander, and salt and pepper.
- Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces, about 2″ cubes.
- Place the chicken pieces in the marinade and allow to sit for about 10 to 15 minutes while you preheat the grill.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Thread the chicken onto skewers.
- Grill over medium to medium-high heat about 3-4 minutes per side. The chicken is done when it has reached an internal temperature of 165 F.
- Enjoy immediately.
Serve this with an easy side dish of fresh veggies with tzatziki dip and cumin roasted carrots and chickpeas or Mediterranean chickpea salad. Feeling like you want to go the extra mile? Try making your own homemade pita!
Look at other Mediterranean Meals for Families!
Leftover chicken kabobs can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days!
Prep ahead information
This chicken can marinade for up to 4 hours, but don’t let it go longer than that or the chicken will start to break down and change texture. If you need to prep ahead sooner than that, you can do that by dicing the chicken and mixing the marinade (minus the olive oil), and storing both in the fridge until you are ready to start cooking.
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!
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Grilled Greek Chicken Kebobs
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lemon zested and juiced
- 2 tsp red wine vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp dried basil
- ¼ tsp dried thyme
- ¼ tsp dried coriander
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound chicken breast boneless and skinless
- In a large ziplock bag, combine the ingredients for the chicken marinade.
- Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and place in the marinade. Allow to sit while you prepare the grill.
- Turn on the grill and preheat.
- Using skewers, thread the chicken onto the skewers.
- Grill over medium to medium-high heat about 3-4 minutes per side.
- Enjoy with the tzatziki sauce.
- If you are using wooden skewers, remember to soak them in water for 20-30 minutes before you grill!