Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers
- 1/2 cup grapeseed or olive oil
- 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
- 5 garlic cloves minced (or 2 TBS garlic paste)
- Fresh Lemon Thyme (or fresh Oregano)
- Greek seasoning (I use Cavendars)
- 4-5 boneless breasts of chicken
- Salt & pepper
- Vegetables of your choice: like zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, onions, or whatever you enjoy.
Tip: Marinate the chicken and veggies for 30 minutes to an hour. Oil your grill, skewer everything up, and in no time dinner will be ready.
Serve with a variety of rice or keep it light with just the protein and the veggies.
- In a mason jar combine oil, lemon juice, garlic, a few sprigs of Lemon Thyme or Oregano (stripped) and 1 tsp of the Greek seasoning. Shaker until combined. Set aside.
- Cut any fatty pieces off of your chicken breasts, and then cut each breast into long strips. Season with a bit of salt and pepper on each side. Place in a shallow small dish or bowl. Pour a little more than half the marinade over (reserving the rest for your veggies). Toss with your fingertips until the chicken is evenly coated and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes or cover and refrigerate for an hour.
- Prep your vegetables by cleaning and or slicing, season with a bit of salt and pepper. Place in a small bowl and pour the rest of the marinade over. Toss with your fingertips until evenly coated. Allow to marinate for 20 minutes or so.
- Oil and heat your grill.
- Skewer veggies, the above pictured SABER Stainless Steel Dual Skewers are great for securing veggies like zucchini, onion, squash and more. Sprinkle veggies with additional Greek seasoning.
- Skewer chicken. Thread it on in and “over-under” pattern, sprinkle with additional Greek seasoning.
- Place veggies on grill first, give them about a 5-6 minute head start.
- Place chicken on grill.
- Grill veggies and chicken until done to your liking. Cook times will vary by size and thickness of both meat and veggies. If vegetables begin to char, move them to indirect heat to finish cooking to your liking.
- Chicken should not take long; typically skewers take about 2-3 minutes per side on a hot grill. You don’t want to overcook them. Allow chicken to rest a few minutes. Enjoy!
- Tips: If your chicken breasts are thick, cut them in half to make two thinner breasts, and then slice into strips. Also cook your veggies on separate skewers, that way you can cook them through, they take longer than the chicken. Arrange veggies in similar sizes on skewers remove whichever skewers looked cooked through as they are, don’t wait to remove all skewers together when cooking meats or veggies on your grill.