These Lebanese-inspired Grilled Chicken Kabobs are seasoned with za’atar and served with a cool Laban Cucumber Yogurt Sauce.
Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Yogurt Sauce
These Grilled Chicken Kabobs are marinated in lemon juice, olive oil, za’atar, and garlic and served with a cucumber yogurt sauce on the side. You can use either chicken breasts or thighs. I use both depending on what I have on hand. Of course, breast is leaner so that means they’ll be a little drier than thighs, but both taste wonderful. Some other great grilled kabob options are these Grilled Shrimp Scampi Skewers, Grilled Salmon Kabobs, and Grilled Lemon Dijon Chicken Skewers.
I partnered with Stonyfield, my favorite yogurt brand to create this Lebanese inspired recipe using Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Plain Yogurt which is smooth and creamy and so perfect here. I added cucumber, lemon juice, fresh mint and dill to the yogurt, to create a super simple sauce that goes perfectly with the grilled chicken. Stonyfield’s organic yogurt is my favorite because it’s made without toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs.
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What temperature should I grill chicken kabobs?
You should grill chicken kabobs on medium heat for about 12-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. You can grill them on an indoor or outdoor grill.
What should I serve with kabobs?
These healthy chicken kabobs are wonderful over a Greek salad or served with rice pilaf, sliced tomatoes, and red onion as pictured. You could also make a chicken pita stuffed with some fresh tomato and onion and topped with the yogurt sauce.
More Grilled Chicken Recipes You’ll Love:
- Zesty Lime Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
- Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Vegetables
- Houston’s Grilled Chicken Salad
- Grilled Chicken Avocado + Mango
- Grilled Chicken Bruschetta
Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
- 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast or thighs cut into 1 inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons dried za’atar or oregano
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- fresh ground black pepper to taste
- lemon wedges for serving
Cucumber Yogurt Dip (makes 1 1/4 cups)
- 3/4 cup plain low fat plain Stonyfield yogurt
- 3/4 cup finely chopped cucumber peeled and seeded
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh mint chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- fresh black pepper to taste
To make the marinade:
- Mix lemon juice, olive oil, za’atar, garlic, salt, and pepper together. Put chicken in a zip-locked bag and pour marinade over it. Marinate the chicken at least 2-3 hours or as long as overnight.
For the kabobs:
- If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes if grilling outdoors (I usually double them up so they are easier to turn).
- Prepare the yogurt sauce by combining the ingredients in a medium bowl. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
- Thread chicken onto the skewers. You should have 4 kabobs total.
- Preheat the grill over medium heat, oil the grates and cook (indoor or outdoor grill works fine) until the chicken is cooked though, turning often about 12 to 15 minutes.
- Serve with lemon wedges and yogurt sauce.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Stonyfield. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Skinnytaste possible. All thoughts are my own. Photo credit: Jess Larson.