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Mini Greek Chicken Kabobs


For the marinade:

  • 1½ tbsp canola oil

  • l½ tsp lemon zest

  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1½ tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1½ tsp dried oregano leaves

  • ½ tsp dried dill

  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced

  • ⅛ tsp dried pepper flakes

  • ¼ tsp salt

For the kabobs:

  • Canola oil cooking spray

  • 4 chicken tenders (8 ounces total), rinsed and patted dry, cut crosswise into small chunks

  • ½ small green bell pepper, cut into 16 cubes

  • 16 grape cherry tomatoes

  • 1 small yellow squash, quartered lengthwise and cut into 16 pieces

  • 16 bamboo skewers (each 6 inches long)


1. Combine marinade ingredients in a quart-sized resealable plastic bag, seal tightly, and toss back and forth until well blended. Remove 2 tablespoons mixture, place in a small bowl, and set aside. Add chicken pieces to bag with the remaining marinade, seal tightly, and toss back and forth to coat completely. Refrigerate 1 hour, turning occasionally.

2. Coat grill rack with cooking spray and preheat grill to medium-high heat.

3. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. Thread piece of chicken and each vegetable per skewer in this order: pepper, chicken, tomato, and squash. Repeat with remaining skewers.

4. Place skewers on a grill rack and cook 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center and juices run clear, turning frequently and being careful not to overcook. Remove from grill, place on a serving platter, and brush reserved 2 tablespoons marinade evenly over all. Serve warm.

Serves 8

Serving size: 2 kabobs. Each serving provides: 60 calories, 3 g total fat, 0.4 g saturated fat, 6 g protein, 15 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar

Source: American Diabetes Association 

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