One of my favorite parts about fire cooking is that every culture has their own style of it. From South American Skirt Steak to North American Ribs, fire has found its place in some of the most delicious dishes countries have to offer. The Mediterranean is no exceptions to this. Chicken kebabs are a cornerstone dish of that culture.

 

Post Sponsored by Cowboy Charcoal

 

 Kebabs being roasted.

 

Lets Talk Chicken Kebabs

 

Fire roasted meat on a skewer can make even the bad days seem better. Chicken kebabs can also take you on a trip across the ocean where you feel like you are eating in downtown Istanbul or on the Grecian Coast. They are zesty, spicy and full of serious flavor

 

What makes them so good?

 

The key to making chicken kebabs to taste delicious is marinating the chicken. The marinade is full of lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt and other fun stuff. This will get the chicken the absorb the flavor of the marinade. Chicken naturally does not have a ton of fat; therefore, it does not have a ton of flavor. When you allow the chicken to marinade it something pungent then you allow it to become delicious.

 

Tricks to cooking Chicken Kebabs?

 

My tips for cooking these Fire Roasted Chicken Kebabs is to allow them plenty of time to cook over fire without causing flare ups. Depending on how close you have the chicken to the fire will determine your percent chance of having flare ups. I recommend keeping the kebabs at least 1 foot away from the fire so that it is not extremely direct heat. This will allow the chicken to slowly roast, soak in the juices of the marinade and keep the inside of the meat tender.

 

Fire Roasted Chicken Kebabs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Marinating Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

Zesty chicken kebabs cooked over the fire. Get ready to be flavor struck!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Author: Derek Wolf
Ingredients
Chicken Kebab Spice Ingredients
  • 1/4 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/4 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
Marinade Ingredients
  • 2 full chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Chicken kebab spice ingredients see above
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Optional 2 tbsp freshly chopped oregano
Mediterranean Sauce Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix all of the Chicken Kebab Spice Ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix all of the Marinade Ingredients. Add the Chicken Kebab Spice Ingredients to the Marinade as well as the cubed chicken. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
  3. Place the mixed chicken into the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. After 1 hour, pull chicken out of the refrigerator and place evenly on skewers.
  5. Light the Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal in a charcoal chimney or mound inside your grill and let burn for 10-15 minutes. (Optional) Add some Apple Wood Smoking Chips for added flavor!
  6. While the charcoal is burning, put all Mediterranean Sauce Ingredients into a bowl and mix. Cover and place in refrigerator until chicken is done.
  7. Once the grill has reached the desired temperature (around 300F), place skewers on grill. Let them grill for 10 minutes a side.
  8. Pull chicken off of grill and off of skewers.
  9. Drizzle Mediterranean Sauce on top and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Tip: Try adding a bed of rice and some roasted cucumber for a full meal!

Gear: Cowboy Charcoal

This article does contain affiliate links to products that we personally use and support. Purchasing an affiliate product does make us a small commission at no cost to you. This helps us continue creating for our website. All words and opinions are our own, and we appreciate your support!