Lemon Chicken Skewers Recipe

By Rena |

This Lemon Chicken Skewers recipe is great for the summer months, but you’re not limited to only those months. Skewers of lemon marinated chicken grilled to perfection and served with a cucumber and mint yogurt dip.

lemon chicken skewers recipe

So, if you’re tired of the same old boring chicken, give this a try!  Whip up this delicious delicacy for those kids of yours and end the day with smiles on everyone’s faces. If you have never cooked with lemon before, you’re going to fall in love, it can seriously turn any dish into a wonderful entree the whole family will love.

We love chicken recipes, it’s such a versatile protein. If you’re after other delicious chicken recipes, why not try my addictive Buffalo Chicken Tacos or my fresh and Easy Chicken Avocado Corn Salad.

why this chicken skewers recipe is so good

  • Delicious chicken! Succulent chicken in a zesty and herby marinade is grilled to perfection, with lovely char lines – so good!
  • Perfect for BBQs. Light and flavorful, this is the perfect summer dish.
  • An addictive dip. A light and fresh mint yogurt sauce go perfectly with these delicious skewers!
  • Healthy. Chicken in a light marinade, with bell peppers and a light yogurt sauce, low in carbs and high in protein!

 

ingredients you’ll need

  • Chicken: Boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes.
  • Lemon Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic: Freshly minced.
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Yogurt Dip: Greek Yogurt, salt, pepper, cucumber, mint leaves.

 

how to make this lemon chicken skewers recipe

  • Marinade the chicken: Combine the marinade ingredients, toss and coat the chicken pieces. Then allow marinating for at least 10 mins.
  • Thread the skewers: Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread on the skewer, alternating chicken and bell pepper slices.
  • Cook the chicken: Grill the chicken for 5 mins on each side or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Make the sauce: Mix together the Greek yogurt, cucumber, and mint. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready for use, or for up to 1 day.

 

chicken kabobs in dip

What do you eat Lemon Chicken with

This Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers Recipe is perfect for meal prep. Pair them with some grilled veggies, a side of carbs like baked sweet potatoes, brown rice or top it over salads. They are very versatile and taste great with pretty much anything you decide to have it with.

Chicken Skewers in Oven

Don’t have an outdoor grill and would like to bake this chicken in the oven instead. You absolutely can. Make sure you soak the wood skewers for 30 minutes before you place in the oven to prevent them from burning and smoking up the oven. Or you can use metal skewers instead.

other vegetables to use in this chicken skewers recipe

The great thing about this chicken skewers recipe is it’s easily adjusted to fit each person’s taste.

Some other great vegetable substitutions are:

  • Mushrooms
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Zucchini
  • Red Onions

 

recipe tips and notes

  • Allow the skewers to soak in water for at least 30 mins, to prevent the skewers burning.
  • Marinade the chicken for at least 10 mins, the longer the more flavor.
  • Lightly brush the grill with oil before grilling the chicken, to avoid sticking.
  • If you are using a grill, use a covered grill. A covered grill creates a sealed, oven-like environment that surrounds your food on all sides, which is especially important when you’re trying to thoroughly cook chicken. If your grill doesn’t happen to have a lid, an upside-down disposable foil pan can do the trick.
  • Serve with a salad, pasta, potatoes, or rice.
  • Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.

 

 chicken skewers on tray

 

lemon chicken on tray

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Lemon Chicken recipe

Lemon Chicken Skewers Recipe

Skewers of lemon marinated chicken grilled to perfection and served with a cucumber and mint yogurt dip.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Greek
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

For the skewers:

  • 1 pound of a boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 large red bell pepper seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

For the yogurt dip:

  • 1 cup of plain low or nonfat Greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup minced cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint leaves can also use parsley or dill

Instructions

For the chicken skewers:

  • Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic, along with 1 tablespoon of water, in a bowl. Add the chicken pieces and toss to coat. Marinate for at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium or preheat the broiler.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and alternately thread the chicken pieces and bell peppers onto 4 skewers.
  • If grilling, place the chicken on the grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through.
  • For broiling, broil for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • While the chicken is cooking make the sauce.

For the yogurt sauce:

  • Mix together the Greek yogurt, cucumber, and mint. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready for use, or for up to 1 day.

Notes

  • Allow the skewers to soak in water for at least 30 mins, to prevent the skewers burning.
  • Marinade the chicken for at least 10 mins, the longer the more flavor. 
  • Lightly brush the grill with oil before grilling the chicken, to avoid sticking. 
  • If you are using a grill, use a covered grill. A covered grill creates a sealed, oven-like environment that surrounds your food on all sides, which is especially important when you’re trying to thoroughly cook chicken. If your grill doesn’t happen to have a lid, an upside-down disposable foil pan can do the trick.
  • Serve with a salad, pasta, potatoes, or rice.
  • Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 575mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 43.6mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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