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Lemon & Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers with Hummus (Gluten Free)

These fresh and tasty chicken skewers served with hummus are perfect to make for a grill night or easy weekend dinner.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword Easy, Gluten-Free, Healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4

Ingredients

For the chicken skewers

  • 500 g Chicken breast diced into equally sized pieces
  • 4 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 Lemon, zest
  • 1 Lemon, juice
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Cumin (optional)
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

For the hummus

  • 2 cans Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 Lemon, zest
  • 1/2 Lemon, juice
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp Tahini (optional, but recommended)

For the vegetables

  • 1 Zuchini sliced
  • 1 Aubergine sliced
  • 1/2 Cucumber thinly sliced

To garnish

  • 4 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • Mint, to taste
  • Cilantro, to taste
  • Slivered almonds, to taste

Instructions

For the chicken

  • Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl.
  • Cut the chicken into equally sized squares.
  • Put the chicken in the marinade and make sure all parts of the chicken are covered.
  • Let it marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  • Soak skewers in water so that they don't burn when baking/grilling.
  • When time to cook the chicken, remove excess marinade and put the chicken on skewers.
  • Heat some olive oil in a grill oan over medium/high heat.
  • Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celcius.
  • Grtill the chicken in the pan on each side until grillsmarks form. Keep the grill pan warm but lower the heat.
  • Put the chicken skewers in an oven safe dish and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is done. Dont bake for too long. The chicken should just be done. (Baking it on lower temperature such as 150 degrees makes it easier not to over cook it and also makes the chicken more tender and mouth melting instead of dry.
  • You can also grill the chicken on the grill.
  • Meanwhile the chicken is in the oven, put the grill pan over medium/high heat again. Add some olive oil and grill the zucchini and aubergine for a few minutes on each side.
  • Place all the ingredients for the hummus in a bowl and mix using a hand mixer until smooth. Taste to check if more seasoning is needed.
  • When the chicken is done, place hummus on four plates. Top with skewers, grilled vegetables, sliced cucumber, greek yogurt, mint, cilantro and slivered almonds.
  • Enjoy!!