Greek Chicken Skewers

By Alexa Sparkman, R.D., L.D. – June 4, 2012
Photography by Brian Fitzsimmons

Kebabs and grilling is the perfect pair for a simple and delicious summer dinner. The herb mix on the chicken and vegetables pairs well with quinoa and a simple green salad.

What You Need

2 teaspoons dried Greek oregano
2 teaspoons dried tarragon
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of two lemons
1-pound chicken breast, cut into 1-½ inch pieces
½ pint cherry tomatoes
1 zucchini squash, sliced into thick rounds
1 yellow squash, sliced into thick rounds


Calories 223
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrates 8 g
Fat 10 g
Sodium 316 mg
Fiber 1 g

Makes 8 skewers

Price per serving: $2.80
Restaurant Price: $6.15

How You Make it

1. Heat grill on medium high heat.

2. In a large Ziploc bag, combine the oregano, tarragon, basil, mustard, olive oil, and lemon juice. Mix well. Add the chicken breast, tomatoes, zucchini, and squash to the bag and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

3. Thread chicken and vegetables on skewers.

4. Grill, turning occasionally, for approximately eight minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly.

Did you know?

What you eat really does affect your mood. According to a study published in the Public Health Nutrition Journal, “those who consistently consumed ‘fast food,’ such as hamburgers and pizza, were 40% more likely to develop depression than the participants who consumed little to none of these type of foods.”

This recipe is brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

Registered and licensed dietitians Alexa Sparkman and Anne Wilfong can provide reliable, objective nutrition information, separate facts from fads, and translate the latest scientific findings into easy-to-understand nutrition information. For more information about their nutrition counseling practice, contact Alexa or Anne at 512.257.0898 or



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