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Chicken Kebabs with Cucumber Salad

Summer is almost over so I'm trying to get as many BBQ days in as possible. These chicken skewers are the perfect Mediterranean style recipe that balances BBQ vibes while still be clean and really healthy. This recipe is divided into 3 parts: the cucumber salad, the tzatziki dipping sauce, and the chicken skewers. All together it looks like a lot of work but its really easy and you probably have the majority of the ingredients in your spice cabinet already.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Chicken, cucumber, greek salad, kebabs, tzatziki
Servings: 4
Calories: 247kcal

Ingredients

For Chicken Kebabs:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 2" cubes
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Mediterranean seasoning mix
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 skewers I used wooden skewers but feel free to use others

For Cucumber Salad:

  • 1 cucumber peeled
  • cup red onion sliced
  • 2 tsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 ¾ tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt

For Tzatziki:

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • ½ cup cucumber thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

For Chicken Kebabs:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and toss well until chicken pieces are all evenly coated with the marinade. Optional to let sit in fridge for 1 hour or overnight to marinate well.
  • Skewer chicken pieces onto skewers (not too tight) leaving a little room at the bottom of skewer.
  • Cook the chicken on a grill or grill pan over medium high heat. You can oil the grill beforehand to prevent any sticking. Grill on each side evenly until fully cooked (total time will be approx. 10 minutes depending on thickness of the chicken cubes).

For Cucumber Salad:

  • Cut the peeled cucumber in half, length-wise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Slice the cucumber into about ¼" pieces.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine rest of ingredients together and mix well. Set aside until ready to assemble final dish.

For Tzatziki:

  • Once cucumber is grated, squeeze out as much of the liquid as you can using either a paper towel/cheese cloth or using a strainer.
  • In a small bowl, mix the grated cucumber with remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Serve tzatziki with chicken kebabs and cucumber over a bed of rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 880mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg