4.78 from 9 votes
Lemon Oregano Chicken Skewers
Lemon and Oregano Chicken Skewers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Add some zest to your next summer cookout with these lip-smackingly good Lemon and Oregano Chicken Skewers. If you don't have a grill, or your too scared to operate it (raises hand), you can also pop them under the broiler and they will be just as amazing, if not a little less charred.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Anytime
Servings: 4
Calories: 689 kcal
  • 1 cup fresh oregano, tightly packed
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • extra olive oil as needed
  • crumbled feta and chili flakes to serve
  1. Add oregano, parmesan, garlic, almonds and salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the mixture is slightly combined.

  2. With the processor still running, slowly stream in the olive oil until the mixture becomes smooth.

  3. Add in the lemon juice and combine.

  4. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces (about 1 inch long) and throw into a large gallon sized ziplock bag. Add in the lemon and pesto mixture and as much olive oil as needed to make the pesto 'spreadable'. I used about an extra 1 tbsp.

  5. Massage the pesto into the chicken until well coated. Pop the ziplock bag containing the chicken into the fridge and allow to marinate for at least an hour, up to overnight.

  6. Remove the chicken from the bag and thread onto skewers (if you are using wooden skewers remember to soak them in water for about 30 mins before using).

  7. Cook on a preheated grill at 450F for about 4 mins on each side.    Alternatively, pop them under a broiler at high heat and cook for 4 mins each side. Sprinkle with some crumbled feta and chilli flakes. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon and Oregano Chicken Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 689 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 458mg20%
Potassium 1131mg32%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 57g114%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 392mg39%
Iron 6.2mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.