Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers

Nothing says summer like these delicious Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers marinated in oregano, garlic, and lemon. So simple yet so delicious! Pair these with Greek salad and a side of tzatziki for a low carb meal! 

overhead shot of Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers on a white serving plate with lemons in the background

Yoohoo, the sun is shining, it’s time to fire up the grill! Or if you’re like me, the grill pan.

Ummm that sounds a bit less dreamy and exciting when you say it like that but oh well, as long as I have these Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers, you can count me in! ????

close-up of Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers arranged on a white serving plate with fresh oregano and lemon slices

Nothing says summer quite like delicious chicken skewers marinated in oregano, garlic, and lemon. So simple yet so delicious!

Pair these Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Greek salad and a side of tzatziki with pita chips and you’re guaranteed to enjoy one dreamy meal!

Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers on a white plate with fresh oregano and lemon slices

And while you’re here, I’ve got a little something for you! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

Download your clean eating shopping list here:

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Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers on a white plate with fresh oregano and lemon slices
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Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers

Nothing says summer like these delicious Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers marinated in oregano, garlic, and lemon. So simple yet so delicious! Pair these with Greek salad and a side of tzatziki for a low carb meal! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword bbq recipes, chicken recipes, chicken skewers, clean eating, Greek lemon chicken, Greek marinade, lemon chicken recipe, low carb dinner ideas
Prep Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 35 minutes
Servings 8 skewers
Calories 97 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.2 lbs chicken breast 550 g, cut into even size cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano packed, using fresh herbs tastes better but you can also use 1 tsp dried oregano instead
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice the juice of about 1 medium lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • a few lemon slices to serve

Instructions

  1. Place chicken chunks in a ziplock bag or a dish, add olive oil, oregano, minced garlic, lemon, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly until ingredients are well combined. 

  2. Seal the bag tightly or cover the dish with plastic wrap. Marinate for at least two hours or ideally overnight (the longer the better!). If using wood skewers, soak them in water for a few hours too.

  3. Prepare the skewers. Remove the big garlic and oregano bits (you don't have to remove them all, just the big ones to make sure they don't burn when you cook the skewers). Thread about 5 chicken cubes on the skewers (more or less depending on the size of your chicken chunks). You should get about 8 skewers.
  4. Preheat your grill or grill pan (I live in an apartment so I use a grill pan!). When hot, spray with a little bit of olive oil and place the skewers on the grill or in the pan. 
  5. Cook on medium high for about 8 minutes, then flip the skewers and cook for another 5-6 minutes. Exact cooking time will depend on the size of the chicken cubes and your equipment. Make sure you don't overcook them because dry chicken is NOT tasty!

  6. Serve with lemon slices, tzatziki and a greek salad on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers
Amount Per Serving (2 skewers)
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 370mg 15%
Potassium 259mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

And while you’re here, I’ve got a little something for you! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

Download your clean eating shopping list here:

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6 Comments
  1. Your dish look so delicious! I’ve never tried making Lemon Chicken Skewers but after reading your recipe I feel like I have to. Thank you for sharing!

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