Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers

Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers

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Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken
2 Chicken Breast
1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 teaspoon, minced/grated Garlic
1 Lemon
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 teaspoon Sweet Paprika Powder
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
0.5 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
Greek Yogurt Dip
1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
0.3 cup Dill & Parsley (dried or fresh)
0.25 cup Milk (I use Almond Milk)
1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest
1 Tablespoon Sweet White Wine Vinegar
1 teaspoon Agave/Honey
0.5 teaspoon Kosher Salt
0.25 teaspoon Garlic Powder
Optional Sides
3 Heirloom Tomatoes
1 Cucumber
2 slices Naan Bread
1 cup (cooked) Wild Rice

Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers

  • 3 hours
  • Serves 2
  • Easy


  • Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken

  • Greek Yogurt Dip

  • Optional Sides



Juicy greek yogurt marinated chicken on a stick!

I love Mediterranean food but honestly don’t know all that much about it.

I had heard that marinating chicken or lamb in a greek yogurt sauce results in the most tender and flavorful pieces of meat and now that I have made my version of Greek yogurt marinated chicken more than a few times, I can confirm!

This dish is great for the summer months as it pairs so well with fresh, in season heirloom tomatoes, cool cucumber slices and even fennel – which I usually add as well.

I highly recommend using a grill for these chicken skewers but since I sadly do not own one (yet!).

I have cut my wooden skewers so they fit into my beloved cast iron skillet.

If you do not plan on grilling these, you do not have to use skewers – but it sure looks good on a plate!



Marinate The Chicken

Ok, a quick heads up - this is a plan ahead dish as the chicken needs to marinate for at least 2 hours.

The longest I let it marinate was 8 hours, so I'd say a minimum of 2 hours and maximum of 8 hour marination.

For the marinate, add all of the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk until combined.

Add the cubed chicken pieces and using tongs, mix them into the sauce so that each piece of chicken is coated in that beautiful greek yogurt marinate!

Cover with plastic wrap and move to the refrigerator.


Make the Greek Yogurt Dip

While the chicken marinates, prepare the greek yogurt dip.

In a small bowl, add all of the ingredients and whisk to combine.

I highly recommend using fresh herbs but if they are not available dry dill and parsley will do as well!

Cover and allow to chill in the refrigerator.


Cook The Chicken

If you plan on making skewers and you are using wood, cut them to the appropriate size and soak them in water for about 30 minutes.

Skewer the chicken or add them directly into a hot pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil.

Cook the chicken on medium-high to get a beautiful brown crust, about 3 minutes on each side.

If the chicken is browning/charring too quickly, lower the heat to medium.

The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165° Fahrenheit when fully cooked.


Prepare Your Platter

To you platter, add the sliced heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, even bell peppers or fennel would work great!

Add your chicken, the greek yogurt dip, some lemon wedges and top with fresh parsley.

Brown or wild rice and naan bread are also great additions to make this a complete meal!


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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