These oven baked greek chicken skewers are perfect for a summer evening and don’t require a grill to make.
Plus, they are super easy to make and a fun way to get some protein and veggies into your diet (in the most delicious way possible).
I love using the leftovers for greek salads by just adding some lettuce, olive and feta cheese. You can’t go wrong with this dinner.
Can you cook skewers in the oven?
Yes! I personally love cooking chicken skewers in the oven. It’s a lot easier than firing up a grill and turns out great as well.
Simply lay the skewers out on a baking sheet and throw them into the oven. Turn them halfway to ensure both sides cook evenly and get a nice crisp going and you are good to go.
What temperature do you cook skewers at?
You will want to cook these skewers at high heat, I recommend 450F. This will get them nice and crispy (similar to how they get on a grill) without burning them.
How long does it take to bake chicken kabobs?
These chicken skewers should be in the oven for about 15 minutes. If you cut very thick pieces, you may need to cook longer than that. On the other hand, if you cut thin pieces, it may not take as long.
When it comes to food safety, make sure your chicken is above 165F. This ensures all the harmful bacteria in it is killed so you don’t get any food borne illnesses.
What skewers do you use?
I use wooden skewers for this recipe. For the best results, soak them in water before adding the ingredients and throwing them in the oven. Here are some that you can purchase on Amazon:
What goes with chicken skewers?
I love serving these oven baked chicken skewers with rice and a tzatziki dip. Rice is a great way to bulk up the meal while adding some carbohydrates to fuel you up.
A tzatziki dips pairs perfectly with the flavors of the greek chicken and adds some extra moisture. It’s incredibly flavorful and tart, a perfect match for the greek chicken skewers.
How do you know when chicken kabobs are done?
The kabobs are done once they are crispy on the edges and have reached an internal temperature of 165F. This is typically achieved by baking them at 450F for about 15 minutes.
If you don’t have a thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken, you can always break apart one piece and check to see if it is white on the inside.
Oven Baked Greek Chicken Skewers
- 1 lb chicken thighs cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 1 tsp oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 red onion
- 3 bell peppers red, orange and green
- Mix together the greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano and salt and pepper in a large bowl.
- Add chicken thighs and toss together. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours.
- Soak wooden skewers in water for 10-30 minutes to avoid burning.
- Preheat the oven for 450F.
- Cut onion and bell peppers into 2 inch cubes. Add to skewers along with chicken. Alternative vegetable and chicken.
- Line greased baking sheet with skewers. Add to oven and bake for about 15 minutes.