An easy, 30 minute meal for the summer, these grilled Greek chicken kabobs with tzatziki sauce are fantastic. The whole family will love them!
I’m a little bit addicted to Greek flavours. Tzatziki sauce in particular. I can’t get enough of it.
When I make meals like these Greek chicken kabobs, I always make extra tzatziki sauce just so I can use it on everything for the next week. On sandwiches, as a dip for veggies, it’s fantastic – and it’s so easy to make.
Which makes these Greek chicken kabobs with tzatziki sauce the perfect 30 minute meal for the summer.
If you’re looking for more great 30 minutes meals for the summer, check out the links below the recipe, or look at past 30 Minute Thursday posts to find a whole bunch of 30 minute meals to keep you out of the kitchen and enjoying the sunshine this summer!
How do you keep Greek chicken kabobs from drying out?
Try not to overcook your kabobs to keep the chicken moist and full of flavour. It will dry out if you over cook them. Grill them for about 10-15 minutes, turning them once, until they’re cooked through. It should be 165F in the middle.
The best way to tell if chicken is cooked through is with a meat thermometer. I have this instant read meat thermometer and I love it. It helps me to get perfectly cooked meat every time, and keeps me from overcooking the meat and having it dry out.
Can chicken kabobs be made ahead of time?
You can definitely make these chicken kabobs ahead of time, but since the chicken is in a marinade with lemon juice, I wouldn’t recommend making them more than 4 hours ahead. With an acidic component in the marinade, the meat starts to break down after a certain point and then you end up with mushy chicken.
I have found that 4 hours is about the maximum amount of time you want to let chicken sit in a marinade with lemon juice in it. Any longer and you get mushy chicken. But if you want to prep these kabobs a couple of hours ahead and let them sit in the fridge until you grill them, that is totally okay.
How to make Greek Chicken Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce:
- The chicken can be tossed with the marinade and threaded onto skewers with the veggies 2-4 hours ahead of time if you like, or right before grilling.
- Grill for 10-15 minutes, turning once, or until the chicken is cooked through. It should be 165F in the middle when it is fully cooked.
- While the kebabs are grilling you can make the tzatziki sauce, or make it ahead of time if you like and keep it in the fridge. If you don’t want to make it, you can buy it already made at most grocery stores. We love the one at Costco.
Here’s some more great grilling recipes for you:
- 7 Chicken Marinades
- 9 Pork Chop Marinades
- Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Strawberry Kiwi Salsa
- Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Salad
- Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken
Here’s some great 30 minute meals from my friends:
One Pot Thai Peanut Veggie Pasta from Flavor the Moments
Chilled Lettuce, Cucumber and Pea Soup from Floating Kitchen
Greek Quinoa Grilled Zucchini Boats from Kristine’s Kitchen
One Pan Chicken Enchilada Bake from Pumpkin ‘N Spice
Healthier Skillet Lasagna from The Recipe Rebel