Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers

DRAGON BITES carb-counted recipe

A family-friendly, mostly healthy (sometimes treat-y!) simple recipe for families living well with type 1 diabetes.

This quick and easy, low-carb, summer grilling recipe is great for a camping trip or a backyard BBQ… or prep it in advance for a quick after-work meal.


1 Medium Zucchini (8g carbs per cup)
2 Medium Red Peppers (or orange, yellow...) (5g carbs per cup)
12 Fresh Mushrooms (5g carbs per cup)
1 Medium Sweet Onion (8g carbs per cup)

1.5 lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, cut into 1” chunks


¼ cup Olive Oil
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
1 tsp Dried Oregano
½ tsp Salt

You will also need 6 Metal or Wooden Skewers


  1. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and chicken in a bowl with an air-tight lid. Shake well to coat chicken in marinade. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Cut zucchini, peppers, onions into ~1.5” chunks.

  3. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 15 minutes.

  4. Pre-heat your outdoor grill on medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grill.

  5. Remove chicken from marinade and load onto the skewers, interspersing with your favourite veggies. Discard unused marinade.
  6. Cook the kebabs on the pre-heated grill, turning frequently until nicely browned on all sides and chicken is no longer pink in the centre (about 8 minutes per side).


The only carbohydrate content in this recipe comes from the vegetables - the chicken and the souvlaki marinade are carb-free.

For ease in estimating carbs with the grilled vegetables, I count 1g of carbs for every 2 veggie chunks (where the chunks are about 1.5" wide).

Please don’t rely exclusively on my carb counting! Nutritional information is given for general information only, and will vary depending on the amount, type and brand of ingredients you choose - Please verify your carb and fat content when you make your own version of this recipe.