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A pan with four chicken and vegetable skewers on top of a stack of large pitas. Served with rice, tzatziki, chopped cucumber, tomatoes and onions.

Grilled Chicken Skewers

Chicken skewers, with plenty of veggies, rice, pita & tzatziki is my summer go-to recipe for a quick and delicious meal! My simple marinade includes these basics - fresh garlic, rosemary, oregano, zest of a lemon, Dijon mustard, white balsamic and olive oil.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Marinade for 2-12 hours 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins
Course Dinner, Entree, Game Day Snack, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine North American
Servings 4 -6 Skewers


  • 24 oz chicken thighs boneless/skinless, cut into 20-24 cubes (makes 4-6 skewers)

Simple Chicken Marinade

  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 rosemary sprig leaves removed, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil


  • Add all the ingredients except the olive oil to a mini food processor and blend to combine. With the food processor on, slowly add olive oil until combined.
  • Pour marinade over chicken pieces and toss until the thighs are well coated.
  • Cover, and refrigerate for 2-12 hours.
  • Skewer with your favourite veggies and grill over medium heat until chicken is lightly charred and cooked through. 10-15 minutes, turning four times. Cook time varies with size of chicken pieces.
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