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Chicken Skewers with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

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Ingredients

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Chicken Skewers
2 large Chicken Breasts
4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 teaspoons Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Dried Basil
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
0.5 teaspoon Crushed red pepper
Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce
1 cup Greek Yogurt
0.5 cup, cubed Cucumber
1 Tablespoon Real Maple Syrup
2 Garlic Cloves
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
0.25 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Chicken Skewers with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

  • 45 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • Chicken Skewers

  • Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce

Directions

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Skillet grilled spicy chicken skewers with a cool yogurt and cucumber sauce.

Sometimes food on a stick is more fun to eat, don’t you think?

This easy, quick marinated chicken has mediterranean flavors with basil, oregano and spicy chili flakes.

Since the chicken has a hint of spiciness, the greek yogurt and cucumber sauce is the perfect pairing.

You can also serve this with any type of roasted vegetables, I happen to love roasted potato wedges.

You can try this recipe with any type of meat but chicken breast is my preferred protein for these skewers.

 

 

Steps

1
Done

Marinate The Chicken

Cut the chicken breasts into cubes. Cut off any excess fat.

Transfer the chicken cubes into a glass dish or bowl then drizzle over the olive oil, season with salt, dried basil, dried oregano and crushed red pepper.

Mix then cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2
Done

Soak The Bamboo Skewers

First, see if the skewers fit your skillet or grill then cut to size if necessary. See video for reference.

Soak the skewers in water. Add something heavy like a ramekin on top of the skewers to ensure that they are fully submerged.

Allow the skewers to soak while the chicken is marinating.

3
Done

Make The Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

Wash and dry the cucumber then dice into small cubes.

Add all of the yogurt and cucumber sauce ingredients into a bowl and mix well.

Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

4
Done

Grill The Chicken Skewers

Thread the marinated chicken cubes onto the soaked bamboo skewers.

You should get about 6 skewers.

Heat a large bottom-heavy skillet on high. I use my cast iron grill skillet but any skillet will work.

As the skillet is heating, add a bit of oil, not too much.

Once the skillet and oil is hot, add 3-4 chicken skewers and grill on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes on the other side on medium heat.

Repeat with the remaining chicken skewers.

5
Done

Serve

I recommend serving these chicken skewers and yogurt sauce with roasted vegetables, I love roasted potato wedges.

Garnish with some fresh herbs, basil or parsley work great!

Joni

Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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LOVE Your Video!
Your Chicken skewers with a cool yogurt and cucumber sauce are perfect for a weekend or even a busy week night
and always a hit at parties 🙂 Thank you for your recipe Joni!

I love the idea of indoor grilling, too! You make this look so easy! I am excited to try this recipe as it’s sure to be a hit among my clan–we love anything chicken!

My daughter lived on skewers over the holidays. Time to make here your at home. Thanks for this lovely recipe. I am sure it will be very popular in our house.

Because they are grilled, these skewers must have the flavor that I am thinking about. And because they have that flavor, I can’t wait to make them at home this weekend! 😉

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