Very tender and so flavorful, these Easy Chicken Kebabs are MUST TRY this summer! This is my go-to kebab recipe.
I use this Easy Chicken Kebab recipe very often during the grilling season. It requires only 7 ingredients and has never failed me. The chicken always turns out tender and succulent and it pairs so well with the sweet bell peppers. I have absolutely no doubt that you are going to LOVE this!
To make these tasty kebabs, you will need some chicken. I am always using chicken thighs because they make really soft and juicy kebabs. Of course, chicken breast is a bit of a healthier option, and you are welcome to use it instead, but your kebab will come out a little dry. If you do decide to use chicken breast, make sure you marinate it for at least 4 hours, or, better yet, overnight.
I like to marinate these kebabs overnight, although, even 2 hours would be enough. The more you keep the meat in the marinade, the happier you’ll be with the result. 🙂
Here is a list of the necessary ingredients:
- 2 lbs. of chicken thighs
- 1/8 cup of soy sauce
- 1/8 cup of olive oil
- 1 tsp. of dried oregano
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 3 medium multicolored bell peppers
- Place the chicken pieces in the large bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix everything well. Cover, and refrigerate for between 2 to 24 hours to let it marinate.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Arrange the chicken and peppers onto the skewers.
- Oil the grilling grate. Cook for about 7 minutes on each side, until the chicken is well done.
You can also pan-grill these on the stove if you don’t have an outdoor grill. Just make sure you have a large, non-stick (!) grill pan. Here is the one I use.
To cook these kebabs on the stove, heat the grill pan to medium. Cook the skewers for about 6-7 minutes per side, depending on how large the chicken pieces are. If the chicken starts burning but it’s not cooked through, just transfer the skewers into an ovenproof dish and finish cooking in the oven.
Serve these Easy Chicken Kebabs with fresh salad (Greek Salad pairs the best!) or some rice. Enjoy!