Chicken Kabobs with Yogurt Dipping Sauce and Lemon Recipe

Chicken Kabobs with Yogurt Dipping Sauce and Lemon

Chicken Kabobs with Yogurt Dipping Sauce and Lemon Recipe
Preparation time: 1 hour | Cooking time: 6 minutes | Servings: 6


Chicken kabobs with yogurt dipping sauce and lemon is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for a summer barbecue or a weeknight dinner. The combination of tender chicken, tangy yogurt sauce, and zesty lemon creates a mouthwatering meal that is sure to please your taste buds.


Chicken kabobs have been a popular dish in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine for centuries. The tradition of grilling meat on skewers dates back to ancient times, when it was a convenient way to cook and serve food. The addition of yogurt dipping sauce and lemon adds a modern twist to this classic dish, creating a unique and delicious flavor profile.


How to prepare

  1. Soak skewers in water.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the first 11 ingredients.
  3. Remove 1.33 cups of the mixture and refrigerate.
  4. Add chicken to the remaining yogurt mixture. Refrigerate, covered, for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the broiler.
  6. Thread chicken strips onto the skewers.
  7. Coat the broiler pan rack with cooking spray.
  8. Place the skewers on the rack.
  9. Broil the skewers for 3 minutes. Turn them over and broil until cooked through.
  10. Remove the skewers to a serving platter.
  11. Serve with the refrigerated yogurt mixture as a dipping sauce.
  12. Makes 24 chicken kabobs.


  • Try using different types of meat, such as beef or lamb, in place of the chicken for a different flavor.
  • Add vegetables, such as bell peppers, onions, or cherry tomatoes, to the skewers for a more colorful and nutritious dish.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Soak wooden skewers in water before using them to prevent them from burning on the grill.

- Marinate the chicken in the yogurt mixture for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to fully develop.

- Make sure to cook the chicken kabobs evenly on all sides to ensure they are cooked through.

- Serve the yogurt dipping sauce on the side for dipping, or drizzle it over the kabobs for extra flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken kabobs with a side of rice, couscous, or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

- Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or mint, for added flavor and color.

Cooking Techniques

Broil the chicken kabobs for a quick and easy cooking method that results in tender and juicy meat.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use Greek yogurt in place of plain yogurt for a thicker and creamier dipping sauce.

- Substitute lime juice for lemon juice for a slightly different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

Marinate the chicken in the yogurt mixture overnight for even more flavor.

- Prepare the yogurt dipping sauce in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the chicken kabobs on a platter with a drizzle of yogurt sauce and a sprinkle of fresh herbs for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve the chicken kabobs with a side of grilled vegetables and a glass of white wine for a complete and satisfying meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover chicken kabobs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

- Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

180 per serving


6g per serving


4g per serving


25g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and calcium.


This recipe contains dairy (yogurt) and mustard.


This dish is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, along with essential vitamins and minerals.


Chicken kabobs with yogurt dipping sauce and lemon is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for any occasion. With a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, along with essential vitamins and minerals, this dish is a nutritious and satisfying meal that is sure to please your taste buds.

How did I get this recipe?

I have a clear memory of the first time I saw this recipe for Chicken Kabobs with Yogurt Dipping Sauce and Lemon. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Sarah's house for a barbecue. Sarah's mother, Mrs. Jenkins, was at the grill, carefully flipping skewers of marinated chicken and vegetables. The aroma wafting through the air was absolutely delicious.

I watched intently as Mrs. Jenkins basted the kabobs with a tangy yogurt dipping sauce and squeezed fresh lemon juice over the sizzling chicken. The combination of flavors and textures was so enticing that I couldn't wait to try it for myself. Mrs. Jenkins noticed my interest and kindly shared her recipe with me.

She explained that she had learned the recipe from her own mother, who had picked it up from a friend while traveling in the Mediterranean. The dish had become a family favorite, and Mrs. Jenkins had passed it down to her own daughter, Sarah. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to learn this special recipe from her.

Mrs. Jenkins graciously wrote out the recipe for me on a piece of paper, complete with detailed instructions and tips for marinating the chicken to perfection. I thanked her profusely and promised to make the dish for my own family soon.

When I got home, I set to work gathering the necessary ingredients. I seasoned the chicken with a blend of Mediterranean spices, including cumin, paprika, and garlic. I mixed up a batch of the yogurt dipping sauce, combining Greek yogurt with lemon juice, minced garlic, and fresh herbs.

As the chicken marinated in the refrigerator, I chopped up an assortment of colorful vegetables to thread onto the skewers. I carefully assembled the kabobs, alternating between pieces of marinated chicken, bell peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes.

Once the grill was hot and ready, I placed the kabobs on the grates and watched as they sizzled and charred to perfection. The savory aroma filled the air, making my mouth water in anticipation. I couldn't wait to taste the finished dish.

When the kabobs were done cooking, I plated them up and drizzled them with the tangy yogurt dipping sauce. The fresh lemon juice added a burst of brightness to the dish, perfectly complementing the rich flavors of the grilled chicken and vegetables.

As my family sat down to eat, I watched with delight as they eagerly dug into the Chicken Kabobs with Yogurt Dipping Sauce and Lemon. The flavors were a hit, and they couldn't stop raving about how delicious the dish was. I felt a sense of pride knowing that I had successfully recreated Mrs. Jenkins' special recipe in my own kitchen.

From that day on, Chicken Kabobs with Yogurt Dipping Sauce and Lemon became a staple in our household. I made it for special occasions, backyard barbecues, and family gatherings. Each time I prepared the dish, it brought back memories of that warm summer day at Sarah's house and the generosity of Mrs. Jenkins in sharing her family recipe with me.

I have since passed the recipe down to my own children, who have taken to making it for their own families. It has become a beloved tradition, connecting us to the past and bringing us together around the dinner table. I am grateful for the friendships and memories that have been forged through the sharing of this special recipe, and I look forward to passing it on to future generations.


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