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Remove from heat and add to a plate with some of the prepared tzatziki.

To cook these kebabs on the stove, heat the grill pan to medium. Cook the skewers for about 6-7 minutes per side, depending on how large the chicken pieces are. If the chicken starts burning but it’s not cooked through, just transfer the skewers into an ovenproof dish and finish cooking in the oven.

You can cook these using outdoor grill or pan-grill on the stove, if you don’t have an outdoor grill. Just make sure you have a large, non-stick (!) grill pan. Here is the one I use.

These look absolutely amazing! I love “summer” foods and this sounds like something that we could do for a bbq outing!
Thanks for sharing!

I use chicken thighs most of the time, and I still prefer to marinate these kebabs overnight, although, even 2 hours would be enough. The more you keep the meat in the marinade, the happier you’ll be with the result.  🙂

Start by making your tzatziki. Add all of the tzatziki ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until ready to use.

Beef Kofta Kebabs

To cook these kebabs on the stove, heat the grill pan to medium. Cook the skewers for about 6-7 minutes per side, depending on how large the chicken pieces are. If the chicken starts burning but it’s not cooked through, just transfer the skewers into an ovenproof dish and finish cooking in the oven.

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You can grill just about anything. Veggies, fruits, corn on the cob, pizza, meat, fish…. you name it the grill can handle it.

Add the olive oil and process again to fully combine. It should be a relatively thick paste.

If you use two skewers for each kabob the meat and vegetables won’t rotate when you flip them. Also, use tongs to flip. Thanks for the tips?

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That was supposed to be an exclamation point at the end. Lol. Thanks for the tips!

  • Thai: In a blender or food processor, combine ½ cup canola oil, 2 tablespoons fish sauce, 1 tablespoon lime juice, ½ bunch cilantro, 2 cloves of garlic, and 2 tablespoons palm or brown sugar. Pulse until smooth.
  • Chinese: In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 clove of garlic (crushed), 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, and two chopped scallions. Mix until combined.
  • Greek: In a small bowl, mix together the juice from four lemons, 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 5 tablespoons olive oil, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano (or 1½ tablespoons dried), 2 teaspoons kosher salt, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, and 4 garlic cloves (grated).
  • Turkish: In a small bowl, combine 1½ tablespoons Aleppo pepper, 1 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 6 cloves of garlic (grated), and the juice from one lemon. Mix until seasonings are evenly distributed.

I love chicken with soy (which makes it way into every marinade I make). Lovely recipe and photos.

Very tender and so flavorful, these Easy Chicken Kebabs are MUST TRY this summer! This is my go-to kebab recipe.

The creamy and slightly tangy tzatziki was a perfect complement to the spice profile of the kebabs. Definitely a winning recipe!

Choose the right marinade and turn on the timer.

I’m totally with you on the preference for chicken thighs for dry heat methods like grilling! I love the look of these bright and colorful kebab! I’ll bet they’re delicious!

If you want to get fancy, you can also use herbs as a skewer. The woody stalks of rosemary are great for skewering meats, and they add a ton of flavor.

Plain kebabs

For circular or strangely shaped items, including mushrooms and shrimp, two skewers per kebab make grilling more manageable.

Hello – Love the pics – going to try the recipe tomorrow. Are you considering 1 skewer to be a serving? Thank you

Here is my basic bbq rub recipe for you! It will make the best bbq chicken, beef, ribs… sometimes I use it on veggies or into a marinade.

Whether you call them kebabs, kabobs, or kebaps, there’s no question that meat on a stick is one summertime barbeque staple that is easy to fall in love with. Sadly, kebabs are easy to ruin, in either the preparation or the grilling process.


What a gorgeous post — these look amazing! Will definitely be trying soon.

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This can be served as is as an appetizer, or serve with rice or couscous to make a meal.

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Very tender and so flavorful, these Easy Chicken Kebabs are MUST TRY this summer! This is my go-to kebab recipe. ❤ COOKTORIA.COM

To make these tasty kebabs, you will need some chicken. I am always using chicken thighs because they make really soft and juicy kebabs. Of course, chicken breast is a bit of a healthier option, and you are welcome to use it instead, but your kebab will come out a little dry. If you do decide to use chicken breast, make sure you marinate it for at least 4 hours, or, better yet, overnight.

Originally of Turkish descent, the kebab has made its way around the world and has variations originating from nearly every continent.http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/05/how-to-make-great-grilled-kebabs.html Kebabs typically include marinated or seasoned pieces of cubed, ground, or sliced meat interspersed with vegetables. Once threaded onto skewers, kebabs are usually cooked on the grill. While the original Turkish shish kebab used lamb meat, now chicken, beef, vegetables, and even tofu are common.

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Very tender and so flavorful, these Easy Chicken Kebabs are MUST TRY this summer! This is my go-to kebab recipe. ❤ COOKTORIA.COM

Very tender and so flavorful, these Easy Chicken Kebabs are MUST TRY this summer! This is my go-to kebab recipe. ❤ COOKTORIA.COM