Greek Style Chicken Kebabs


For the Chicken Kebabs:
4 skinless and deboned chicken thighs
1 red onion, cut into thick chunks
1 tbsp. dried oregano
2 garlic cloves, crushed
juice and zest of 1 lemon
a glug of olive oil
1 cup of plain Greek yoghurt
salt and pepper to taste
6 – 8 bamboo kebab sticks, pre-soaked in water

For the Tzatziki:
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated
2 cups of full cream Greek yoghurt
the juice of half a lemon
Coarse sea salt
1 garlic clove, minced
a couple of sprigs of fresh mint, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Greek Style Chicken Kebabs

Enjoy a Greek-style evening with your family with this quick and delicious chicken kebab recipe.


For the Chicken Kebabs

  • Cut the chicken into cubes (each cube roughly the size of a matchbox)
  • Combine all the ingredients (except for the onion), add the chicken cubes, cover and place in the fridge to marinate for at least an hour.
  • Submerge the kebab sticks in water and leave to soak. This will prevent the kebab sticks from burning when you cook the chicken.
  • After about an hour, remove the chicken from the fridge.
  • Skewer the chicken cubes and chunks of red onion onto the kebab sticks, alternating the onion and chicken as you go.
  • Keep skewering until you’ve used up all the chicken, and reserve the marinade.
  • Heat a griddle pan, and cook the chicken, basting with the leftover marinade as you go.
  • The chicken should be cooked through after about 10 – 15 minutes.

For the Tzatziki

  • While the chicken is marinating in the fridge, make the tzatziki.
  • Grate the cucumber and put it in a colander.
  • Sprinkle over about a tablespoon of coarse salt, and set aside for about 30 minutes to allow the salt to draw out the moisture in the cucumber.
  • After 30 minutes, rinse the cucumber under cold water, then drain on kitchen paper.
  • In a large bowl combine the cucumber with the yoghurt, lemon juice, garlic and fresh mint.
  • Have a taste and season to your liking.

To Serve

Serve the kebabs on a platter, with the bowl of tzatziki and warmed pita breads on the side.