Now We're Cookin': Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

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Warmer weather brings cookouts and spending time outdoors with family. Try making these simple Mediterranean chicken kabobs the first time you fire up your grill this season.


  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon thyme

  • 2 teaspoons ground oregano

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 green pepper, seeds removed, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 5 wooden skewers soaked in water for 20 minutes

  • Cooking spray


  1. Mix the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl.

  2. Place the chicken pieces in a large resealable plastic bag and pour ½ of the marinade mixture over the chicken.

  3. Place the red bell and green bell pepper with the red onion in a separate large resealable plastic bag and pour ½ of the marinade mixture over the vegetables.

  4. Place the chicken and vegetables in the refrigerator, to marinade for at least 30 minutes.

  5. Remove chicken and vegetables from refrigerator and thread on the wooden skewers, alternating the pieces.

  6. Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill over medium-high heat. Spray the grates lightly with cooking spray.

  7. Grill each skewer for about 5-10 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature of the chicken pieces are 165°F.

Serves 5
Nutrition Facts for 1 Skewer

Calories: 175
Fat: 15 g
Sodium: 950 mg
Carbohydrates: 2 g
Fiber Trace amounts
Protein: 8 g

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