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Lemony Chicken Kebabs

MEAL ONE: Give chicken a new twist and serve it kebab-style, along with rice or pasta, a green salad and tzatziki (a garlicky Greek dip available in the deli section of your supermarket) on the side. See MEAL TWO: Mediterranean Chicken Pitas for what to do with the leftovers.

February 19th, 2007

By Heather Trim

"My children love dips so the tzatziki was a hit, and squeezing citrus over food is aways fun for kids." Moira M., Mom of Breighann, 10, Coleman, 7, and Magnolia, 3, Halifax.
Prep Time
30 minutes
  • 6 long wooden or metal skewers
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
  • 4 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • lemon wedges and tzatziki (optional)
  1. If using wooden skewers, put them in a long, shallow dish of water to soak while chicken is marinating. In a medium non-metallic bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, garlic and oregano. Cut chicken into 1-inch (2.5-cm) chunks; add to marinade, stirring to coat well. Let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for at least 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes (or refrigerate, covered, for up to 8 hours, stirring occasionally).

  2. Set oven rack about 3 inches (8 cm) from broiler; preheat broiler to high. Thread chicken onto skewers, dividing evenly and discarding marinade. Arrange skewers on a large, foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet; sprinkle with salt. Broil for 4 to 5 minutes per side, until chicken is golden and no longer pink inside. Set aside 2 kebabs for “Mediterranean Chicken Pitas”; let cool, then wrap and refrigerate.

  3. Serve remaining kebabs over rice or pasta with lemon wedges and tzatziki dip.

Nutrients Per Serving

per serving 161 calories, 5.3 g fat, 9 mg calcium, 250 mg sodium, 0.9 g carbohydrates, 0.1 g fibre, 25.9 g protein vitamin C, good source of folate

Lemony Chicken Kebabs
Photos by Janet Bailey
Food Styling by Marilyn Dunphy
Prop Styling by Emily Vezér