Kebab Dinner + Recipes

Chicken kebab dinner |
I don’t usually post recipes but made this for friends on a trip and thought I’d share! 

I have been staying at my friends’ place while I’m in Vancouver.  I decided to make them a kebab dinner and wanted to use what they had in the house. They had some chicken breast and ingredients for a Middle Eastern inspired dinner. All I had to buy were skewers which I was able to pick up at the dollar store. I love bamboo skewers but I never have luck with them. They always burn on me so metal skewers it is!

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First, I cut up the chicken into small cubes. I threw the cubes back into a bowl and added some olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and Greek seasoning. If you don’t have a specific Greek seasoning I would add in thyme, basil, oregano, marjoram and dried onion. I threw in some minced garlic and two heaping tablespoons of plain greek yogurt. I am very horrible at measuring things so I just sort of throw things in with careless abandon and hope for the best. I let it sit in the bowl in the fridge to marinate for a bit. Marinating for a while is even better so all these dishes can be made the day/night before.

Chicken Kebab Recipe |

Then I skewer up the chicken onto metal skewers leaving a good amount of room on the bottom so that I can grab them with a glove or tongs.

Chicken Kebab Recipe |

Ta da! Chicken kebab!

Then I made mast o khiar better known to those familiar with Greek food as tzatziki. I got a cucumber and grated it with my friend’s mandolin. I usually use a cheese grater. I then throw the grated cucumber into a sieve to take out all the excess water. I then throw a small tub of Greek yogurt and poured it out into a bowl. I mix the cucumber with the yogurt. Then I throw in a tablespoon of garlic, some dried mint leaves, some dried dill and salt it. I let that sit in the fridge also. Taste and test to make sure it’s how you like it.

Mast o khiar Tzatziki Recipe |

mast o khiar

Then I chop up the vegetables. I kept the veggies separate from the meat because I don’t like things to cook unevenly. I put them in a bowl and threw the same seasonings as the chicken.

Veggie Kebab |

I let those marinate for a bit as well and then skewered them.

Veggie Kebab |

I then made some lemon potatoes. I cut up little potatoes into halves so that they cook better. I then threw in a bit of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic. I threw those into a Ziploc and let them marinate as well.

Lemon Potatoes |

Once they were marinated I threw them into a grill pan. I didn’t want to lose the marinade so I lined the pan with foil.

Lemon Potatoes |

Making kebab |

I turned on the barbecue to full blast to heat it up. It had 3 burners so I turned off the 2 sides and left the middle on. I started the potatoes first as they take longer to cook. If I cooked them inside an oven it would take at least 30-45 minutes. This probably took 15. I cooked the kebab and veggies on the side on the indirect heat. Toasted pita was also added to the dish.

When each chicken kebab skewer was done, I threw them quickly on the flame for some grill marks. I plated the food and served to delighted friends. See photo above. I have some kebab leftovers so it looks like chicken pita for lunch tomorrow!



Round The World Girl is a blog by Arnette, a solo female traveler, lover of adventure, coffee, tropical islands, and unforgettable meals. She shares a retrospective of her 19 month, 19 country round the world trip, adventures both near and far, destination guides, helpful tips and tricks for travel, as well as tips and reviews of her favorite things.

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