Paprika Yogurt Chicken Skewers

Steph Wagner

October 12, 2017

Paprika Yogurt Chicken Skewers

Paprika Yogurt Chicken Skewers | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

I’ve always loved kebabs….for some reason they are so much more fun and elightful than just grilled chicken breast!

Perhaps it’s the colors or the pretty display of smaller pieces of meat stacked together. You can add veggies so easily and create beautiful colors of marinated meats and veggies!

Shrimp, steak, chicken, pork…the possibilities are endless and the leftovers are always useful! Chop the leftovers and add to eggs or a salad or just enjoy them alone.

This time around I made a simple Greek yogurt sauce to marinade the chicken. Not only does this introduce wonderful flavors the with subtle yet fresh lemon taste, but the yogurt itself locks in moisture and keeps this chicken from drying out on the grill! This…is a bariatric patients friend. Lock in that moisture!¬†This post on Chicken with Lime, Tomato, Cilantro Relish shares a handful of my favorite tips for keeping moisture¬†in chicken!

Some of my other favorite kebab recipes (links below):

Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs

Rainbow Steak Kebabs

Chicken Pesto Skewers

Paprika Yogurt Chicken Skewers | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Paprika and Yogurt Chicken Skewers

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Grill
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
Notes: this recipe will need to marinade 20 minutes before cooking. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes prior to grilling.
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  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 cup 0% fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper


  • In a medium bowl add yogurt, lemon juice and seasonings. Mix well.
  • Add cubed chicken to the bowl and use a rubber spatula to coat chicken with yogurt mixture. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator 20 minutes.
  • Heat outdoor grill to medium hight heat.
  • Remove chicken from refrigerator and thread on skewers. Coat grates with olive oil or cooking spray and add skewers to the grill. Close lid. Let cook for 5 minutes then flip skewer. Cook 5 minutes more and remove.
  • Let cool until slightly until able to handle. Use a fork to remove chicken from skewer and serve with vegetables.


Serving: 2.5oz | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Paprika and Yogurt Chicken Skewers
Amount Per Serving (2.5 oz)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 529mg15%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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