Greek Island Chicken Shish Kebabs

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  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 wooden skewers
  • 2 large green or red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, quartered and separated into pieces
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 fresh mushrooms


  1. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, cumin, oregano, thyme, salt, and black pepper together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add the chicken and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap; marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  2. Soak wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes before use.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat; lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off excess liquid. Discard the remaining marinade. Alternately thread pieces of the marinated chicken with pieces of bell pepper, onion, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms onto the skewers.
  5. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently until nicely browned on all sides, and the chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes.

Why I Think This Recipe as a Healthy

The meal that I picked for my project is Greek Island Chicken Shish Kabobs. The reason that I think this meal is healthy is because it has a total of 290 calories. The sugar content for the kabobs is 3.2g. I also think this meal is healthy is because the sodium per serving is 181 mg (anything over 480 mg is considered unhealthy. This dish is also loaded with vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms. The last reason I believe this dish is healthy is because we are using boneless chicken breast instead of any red meat. We are also grilling the meat instead of frying or sautéing it.