Updated: Jun 22, 2020
Healthy, delicious and easy to make chicken skewers (kabobs) marinated in yogurt and spices.
Simple. Easy. No fuss and lots of flavor. Marinate the chicken for a couple of
hours and then throw on the grill!
You could add tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, or any other vegetable that
will hold when grilled. I like simplicity when it comes to grilling so I just did
onions and chicken on this one. but you can make this recipe your own... I encourage that!
Remember, the longer you marinate the chicken, the deeper the flavor!
Let's make it!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Marinate: 2 hours
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves 4 to 6 people
You can make your own Za'atar by combining equal parts if dried oregano, sumac, thyme, marjoram, and sesame seeds, and processing the mix in a blender. For oven roasting, just cook for 20 minutes at 450 degrees F
3 pounds of boneless chicken breasts ( cut into 1 inch cubes)
5 cloves of garlic (peeled and minced)
1/2 tablespoon of red pepper flakes or diced red chili peppers
3 tablespoons of greek yogurt
1 tablespoon of Sea Salt
1 teaspoon of za'atar (see below)
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of sumac or paprika
Juice of 1 lemon
2 lemons (quartered)
1 large red onion or Spanish onion
Metal or wood skewers
Za'atar: 1 tablespoon each of dried oregano, sumac, thyme power, marjoram, and sesame seeds
Step 1: Marinate the Chicken
In a non reactive pan, mix the garlic, Za'atar, red pepper flakes or red chili peppers, cayenne pepper, Sumac or paprika, sea salt, thyme, juice of a lemon, and yogurt.
Add the cubed chicken breast and mix well. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Step 2: Grill the Chicken
If using a gas or electric grill, set the temperature of you grill to 350 degrees F. If you are using charcoal, follow the instructions set in the package. Do not forget to grease the grill to avoid the chicken from sticking to it.
Remove the top outer layers of the onion. Cut into quarters and the divide those quarters into halves. Set aside.
Remove the chicken from the fridge.
Insert one piece of onion into the skewer, followed by a piece of chicken. Repeat until you have achieved the size of the skewer you want. Cap with another piece of onion.
When the grill is ready, place the skewers onto the grill and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Make sure you rotate the skewer to ensure the chicken is cook evenly. They will cook fast so keep and eye on them.
Serve with lemon wedges.
Printable PDF recipe below: