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Lemon Chicken Skewers

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

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium or preheat the broiler.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and alternately thread the chicken pieces and bell peppers onto 4 skewers.
  4. If grilling, place the chicken on the grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. For broiling, broil for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. While the chicken is cooking make the sauce.

For the yogurt sauce:

  1. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Chicken Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 733mg 31%
Potassium 575mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 20.4%
Vitamin C 52.9%
Calcium 7%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.