Fire Roasted Chicken Kebabs

Taste of the Mediterranean

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One of my favorite parts about fire cooking is that every culture has their own style of it. From South American Skirt Steak to North American Ribs, fire has found its place in some of the most delicious dishes countries have to offer.

The Mediterranean is no exceptions to this. Kebabs are a cornerstone dish of that culture. Fire roasted meat on a skewer can make even the bad days seem better. Kebabs can also take you on a trip across the ocean where you feel like you are eating in downtown Istanbul or on the Grecian Coast. So try my Fire Roasted Chicken Kebabs below and let your taste buds take you on a journey.


Kebabs being roasted.

Kebabs being roasted.

Chicken Kebab Spice Ingredients

  • 1/4 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/4 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger


Marinade Ingredients

  • 2 full chicken breasts (cut into cubes)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Chicken kebab spice ingredients (see above)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • (Optional) 2 tbsp freshly chopped oregano


Mediterranean Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika



  • In a bowl, mix all of the Chicken Kebab Spice Ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, mix all of the Marinade Ingredients. Add the Chicken Kebab Spice Ingredients to the Marinade as well as the cubed chicken. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
  • Place the mixed chicken into the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, pull chicken out of the refrigerator and place evenly on skewers.
  • Light the Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal in a charcoal chimney or mound inside your grill and let burn for 10-15 minutes. (Optional) Add some Apple Wood Smoking Chips for added flavor!
  • While the charcoal is burning, put all Mediterranean Sauce Ingredients into a bowl and mix. Cover and place in refrigerator until chicken is done.
  • Once the grill has reached the desired temperature (around 300F), place skewers on grill. Let them grill for 10 minutes a side.
  • Pull chicken off of grill and off of skewers.
  • Drizzle Mediterranean Sauce on top and enjoy!

*** Note: Try adding a bed of rice and some roasted cucumber for a full meal!

Kebabs sitting on the grill!

Kebabs sitting on the grill!

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