Mediterranean Chicken Kebab with Lemon Basil Sauce

This week I am continuing with my penchant for kebabs, however, today I’m going with a more Mediterranean flair. Mediterranean style kebabs are much lighter in flavor and have freshness to them that really grooves with the California lifestyle. We can enjoy them during our mild winters and even attempt to barbecue on a nice day. While the rest of the East Coast is still frozen, I am literally sitting here with my windows open as I write this blog.

Nevertheless, these kebabs are great whether you barbeque them outside or choose to use an indoor grilling pan.

Mediterranean Chicken Kebab with Lemon Basil Sauce


Mediterranean Chicken Kebab

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks

1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil, or 1/2 tablespoon dried basil leaves

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Juice of 1 lemon

1 ½ tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 yellow or red onion sliced into two inch pieces

1 red, green, or yellow bell pepper sliced into two inch pieces

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Salt to taste

Lemon Basil Sauce

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

3/4 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves chopped

1 large garlic clove

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel


For the kebabs whisk oil, lemon juice, basil, oregano, garlic salt, and pepper in a resalable plastic bag. Add the chicken and seal the bag. Massage the marinade into the chicken. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day, turning the chicken occasionally.

Meanwhile work on the lemon basil sauce. Blend, garlic, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender until smooth. Gradually blend olive oil. Add the basil and mix.



Prepare the barbecue for medium-high heat or preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. I have mentioned before, I have an indoor stovetop flame grill that I use for small grilling options like this. Remove chicken from the marinade. Discard the marinade. Skewer the chicken with the onion and bell pepper pieces in between. Grill the chicken skewers until just cooked through, about 10 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to serving plates, drizzle with the lemon basil sauce and serve.



I mentioned in my last post that I like to take my kebabs and turn them into wraps with low carb tortilla.  It makes the most satisfying lunch.




This week marks the end of Phase I of The Metabolism Miracle Diet.  At 16 lbs. less I’m feeling pretty motivated.  I know you may be wondering what I look like and how much of a difference it may have made.  Patience is a true virtue.  I will be happy to post a before and after when we get to Phase III.  Join me next week as we kick off Phase II of The Metabolism Miracle Diet.  I’m off to celebrate not just the end of Phase I, but my wedding anniversary this weekend!

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