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Greek Chicken Kebabs

Boneless chicken breasts are cubed and marinated in a traditional Greek-style blend of lemon olive oil, yogurt and oregano for incredibly tender kebabs. Topped with a delicious pomegranate relish and a tahini yogurt sauce, this chicken is easy enough for a weekly family dinner but impressive enough for guests.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword Greek Chicken Kebabs
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 134 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 1/2 pounds
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons juiced ¼ cup
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or 1/2 teaspoon of regular salt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, yogurt, garlic, oregano and season with salt.

  2. Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes and add to the marinade. Refrigerate 30 minutes to 2 hours (no longer than 2 hours or the chicken will get too soft due to the acidic ingredients).

  3. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes and thread the chicken onto the skewers.

  4. Preheat a grill over medium-high heat. Brush grill lightly with olive oil, place skewers on grill and grill until chicken registers 165°F in center, about 7 - 9 minutes, rotating once halfway through cooking. You can also pan fry instead of grill or bake for 30 minutes at 450 degrees.

Pomegranate Pistachio Mint Relish

  1. Combine 1 cup pomegranate seeds, 1/2 cup shelled coarsely chopped pistachios, 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Tahini Yogurt Sauce

  1. Combine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice,1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste), 1 large garlic clove, pressed, 1/2 cup plain whole-milk Greek style yogurt, 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste).