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Lemon Chicken Skewers Recipe (with Zucchini Tzatziki)

Lemon Chicken Skewers Recipe (with Zucchini Tzatziki)

Lemon chicken skewers is a tasty recipe that will make your taste buds sing with joy at the delicious flavour. They are an easy appetiser to make and they cook in no time!

You will need to soak bamboo skewers or use metal skewers for this recipe.


3 garlic cloves, finely grated

2 tsp dried oregano, plus extra to serve

500g chicken breast, cut into 3cm pieces

¼ cup labneh or Greek style yoghurt

3 lemons, 2 thinly sliced, juice of 1

1/3 cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil

250g cherry tomatoes, halved

4 small Lebanese cucumber, chopped

1/3 cup Kalamata olives, bruised, seeds removed

2 mini cos lettuce, quartered


1 zucchini, coarsely grated

1 garlic clove, finely grated

1tbs finely chopped mint, plus extra leaves to serve

1 tbs lemon juice

1/3 cup labneh or Greek style yoghurt



Place garlic and oregano on your board and scatter iwth 1 teaspoon salt. Use the back of yourknoife to flatten and mince into a paste. Transfer to a bowl and combine with labneh, half the lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cracked pepper. Add chicken and toss to combine. Chill and marinate for at least 20 minutes or overnight. 

Meanwhile for the tzatziki toss zucchini in a bowl with 1 tsp salt. Transfer to a fine sieve and stand to drain for 20 minutes. Squeeze and discard juices then loosely combine with remaining ingredients. 

Preheat a barbeque or chargrill over medium high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers, folding a piece of lemon and skewering between each chicken piece. Carefully brush chargrill with oil and cook skewers, turning halfway, for 15 minutes or until cooked through.

To serve; toss tomatoes, cucumber, olives, mini cos lettuce and remaining lemon juice and oil in a bowl. Transfer to a serving platter and scatter with remaining oregano. Serve with skewers and tzatziki alongside.


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