Traditional Grilled Greek Kabobs

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Kabobs are a staple summer creation – the grills are out, and food should be skewered. Kabobs are a great way to introduce some variation and moderation at your summer BBQ by mixing fruits, vegetables, meat, and even whole grains all on one skewer!

We ‘healthified’ this recipe by replacing the dairy products with alternatives such as olive oil, which is high in omega-9 fatty acids and helps balance cholesterol. It’s also known to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and more – basically, it’s pretty awesome!

Traditional Grilled Greek Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients

1

pound chicken breast, diced

1

can artichoke hearts, drained

1

pint cherry tomatoes

1

15-ounce can of your favorite olives

1

red onion, diced

salt and pepper, to taste

Chicken Marinade

1/4

cup olive oil

1

clove garlic, minced

1/2

t lemon zest

2

T lemon juice

2

t dried oregano

1

t rosemary

salt and pepper, to taste

Steps

  1. In a medium glass bowl, combine ingredients for chicken marinade. Place diced chicken in bowl and coat evenly with marinade. Let sit in refrigerator for desired time (ideally at least 3 hours).
  2. If using wooden kabob skewers, soak in a shallow dish of water for ~15 minutes to prevent burning.
  3. Thread chicken, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, olives, and red onion alternately to fill skewer.
  4. Place kabobs on preheated grill and cook until chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F (~9-15 minutes).

More Kabob Ideas

Go kabob crazy with these variations (some healthy, some sinfully delicious):

    • Fruit kabobs: melon, pineapple, grape, and strawberry
    • Hawaiian kabobs: chicken, pineapple, green pepper, and red onion
    • Caprese kabobs: cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and basil leaves
    • Italian meatball kabobs: mini meatballs, cheese tortellini, and cherry tomatoes
    • Strawberry shortcake kabobs: strawberries, angel food cake pieces, and marshmallows

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