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Greek Chicken Skewers with Lemon & Oregano Recipe

Easy delicious Greek chicken skewers with lemon and oregano
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Salt
Keyword: chicken, easy dinner, gluten-free, Greek, lemon, oregano, skewers, souvlaki
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 131kcal

Special Equipment

  • Bamboo Skewers (preferably small-size)
  • Saute pan
  • Sheet pan
  • Tong
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Chicken breast or thighs fat removed
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Oregano dried
  • 1 Each Lemon cut in half 
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper To Taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Prep the skewers: Soak the skewers in water for 15 minutes so they don’t burn. You can skip this step if desired.
  • Dice the chicken into large cubes.
  • Skewer the chicken: In the center of the chicken cube, gently press the skewer through, leaving about 1 inch free at the top of the skewer.
  • Repeat until the skewer is filled with the chicken and all the chicken has been used up.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper (for easier clean-up). Place all the skewers on the pan and season both sides with salt, pepper and oregano.
  • Heat a saute pan on medium-high, add about 2 Tablespoons of oil so it coats the bottom of the pan.
  • When hot add the chicken skewers to the pan and sear. Leave a little space between each skewer and don’t crowd the pan. Cook in 2 batches if needed.
  • Flip the skewers and sear on the other side. Squeeze a good amount of lemon on top of the skewers (to taste). The skewers should be a deep golden brown color. Remove from the pan and transfer to a sheet pan.
  • Pro-tip: After removing the chicken, add about 2 Tbsp of water to the “drippings” and then pour the liquid over the top of the chicken before baking (so much flavor!)
  • Place the sheet pan in the oven and finish cooking the chicken until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes. Check with a meat thermometer if desired. Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Remove and enjoy right away or let cool and use for meal prep!
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Notes

  • Consume within 5-6 days if refrigerated or 1 month if frozen. 
  • Enjoy with a Greek salad or Tzatziki sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal