Greek flavors are some of my absolute favorites! Lemon, oregano, and a rich-tasting extra- virgin olive oil are magic together, and they take me back to our trip to Greece a few years back. I’ve added some turmeric to what would otherwise be a more traditional souvlaki marinade to up the nutritional value and the visual impact of these skewers. They’re perfect for a cookout or even a weeknight meal.
Make the marinade: Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a mixing bowl.
Marinate the chicken: Cut the chicken breast into 1 1/2-inch chunks. Add the chicken to the marinade and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or up to overnight.
When you’re ready to grill the chicken, preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat and remove the chicken from the marinade (discard any remaining marinade). Cut the red on- ion into 1 1/2-inch chunks, then arrange the marinated chicken pieces on skewers, alternat- ing them with the onion pieces.
Grill the skewers for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until the chicken is seared but not burned and the internal temperature registers 165°F, 16 to 20 minutes total.
Make the salad (optional): Toss the tomatoes, olives, and cucumber with the lemon juice, olive oil, and oregano (if using). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Garnish the kebabs with a sprinkling of coarse sea salt and fresh oregano leaves, and serve with the salad, if desired.