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These Lemon Feta Paprika Chicken Skewers with Charred Corn are the new go-to summer chicken meal. We just love these! Chicken seasoned with smoky paprika, lemon, pepper, and honey. Grilled or roasted until lightly charred. Serve these chicken skewers with roasted corn and avocado salad, plus my favorite creamy garlic feta sauce – which never disappoints. Add extra lemons (if you like), plus a bowl of cilantro rice (or cook up some baked french fries). Such a yummy family meal! 

Lemon Feta Paprika Chicken Skewers with Charred Corn |

As we enter into August – which is just so crazy – now more than ever I’m on the hunt for simple summer dinners. With the days being so busy and everyone thinking about or planning for that crazy back-to-school time, we need dinner recipes that are totally no-fuss, but delicious too.

For me personally, this means a lot of crockpot, one pot, and sheet pan dinners. Simplicity is key. But flavor is most important.

These skewers check off all of the right boxes. They’re a pretty simple, no-fuss meal to make. You can even do the recipe ALL on the grill or ALL on a sheet pan in the oven. And of course, they’re delicious with the lemon paprika spice mix, and ohhhh, that lovely salty, garlicky feta sauce too.

When I presented this idea to my mom to get her opinion, she immediately said yes, yes, yes. We love the flavors of a lemon pepper rub with the addition of paprika. And the creamy feta sauce has been a go-to for many years – so good!

Add the charred corn salad and you’ll have such a fresh summer meal. It’s perfect.

Lemon Feta Paprika Chicken Skewers with Charred Corn |

Here are details

Step 1: marinate the chicken

I whisk together the olive oil, tomato paste, smoked paprika, garlic, lemon, cayenne, a touch of honey, salt, and pepper.

Next, take the chicken and cut it into 1 or 2-inch cubes. I prefer to use thighs, but both thighs or breasts are great.

Add the chicken to the bowl with the marinade and toss, toss, toss. At this point, and if time allows, you can refrigerate the chicken for a day or two before grilling. It will develop an even more intense flavor the longer it sits.

Lemon Feta Paprika Chicken Skewers with Charred Corn |

Step 2: Thread the chicken onto skewers

Now the fun part. Take the paprika-seasoned chicken and thread them one after another onto metal or wooden skewers.

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Step 3: cook the chicken and corn

Heat your grill and cook each skewer until light grill marks appear. During this same time, I grill the corn. They can cook up on the grill together. 

Alternatively, you can roast both the chicken and corn on a sheet pan in the oven, until fully cooked. Either method gives you the same end result, so do what works best for you. I love to use the sheet pan (but it’s not hot here).

Step 4: make the feta sauce

I couldn’t share this recipe without including a sauce. You all know how it goes around here, never enough sauce. Enter my feta sauce. It’s whipped feta cheese with a bit of yogurt, and garlic. And if you have some fresh herbs on hand, toss those in too.

The salty feta creates an addicting sauce. Every spoonful is delicious, but it’s especially great over these paprika chicken skewers.

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Step 4: toss the corn salad

Remove the corn kernels from the cob and toss with chunks of avocado, fresh herbs, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

It’s very simple, yet so delicious. You can also make it spicy by adding a jalapeño.

To sum it all up!

The chicken is spicy and just a smidge smoky, but at the same time a little lemony too. It’s such a wonderful marriage of flavors.

The sauce is creamy and salty with a touch of garlic. Putting everything together turns into the most delicious grilled chicken dinner. Serve with rice and you’ll have a complete meal with so much (really) good flavor!

Lemon Feta Paprika Chicken Skewers with Charred Corn |

Looking for more recipes? Here are a few to try:

Chipotle Pineapple Bang Bang Chicken Skewers

Coconut Chicken Fingers with Bang Bang Sauce

Baked Crunchy Hot Honey Chicken

Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Feta Potatoes

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Buffalo Cauliflower with Spicy Tahini Ranch

Lastly, if you make these Lemon Feta Paprika Chicken Skewers with Charred Corn, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Lemon Feta Paprika Chicken Skewers with Charred Corn

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 480 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Garlic Feta Sauce


  • 1. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, tomato paste, garlic, lemon zest, paprika, onion powder, cayenne, honey, salt, and pepper. Mix in the chicken, tossing to coat. Thread the chicken onto skewers.
    2. Set your grill, grill pan, or skillet to medium-high heat. Grill the skewers and corn until lightly charred and cooked through, turning them occasionally throughout cooking, about 10 to 12 minutes total (baking directions in notes).
    3. Meanwhile, make the feta sauce. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in a pinch of paprika and chili flakes.
    4. Remove the corn from the cob. Toss the corn with the avocado, green onions, herbs, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
    5. Serve the chicken with the corn salad and feta sauce for dipping. Enjoy!


To Bake the Skewers: Arrange the skewers to one side of the baking sheet. On the opposite side of the baking sheet, toss the corn with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for at 450 for 12 minutes. Switch the oven to broil. Broil 2-3 minutes, until lightly charred. Alternatively, you can grill both the chicken and the corn (and leave it on the cob).
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  1. 5 stars
    This is awesome!! Just made it and as my husband is cleaning up, I couldn’t wait to post this review. The chicken is so flavorful and the Garlic Feta Sauce is amazing. I only mixed green onions in the corn because I’m not a fan of really herby things, and it was just right. Since it’s been so hot, not having to turn on the oven or stove was a real bonus. Thank you again for such a great recipe.

    1. Hey Cindi! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind comment! I’m so glad you loved the recipe! xT

  2. 5 stars
    I had friends over for dinner and decided to make this recipe for the first time as it seemed pretty straight forward… everyone LOVED it! I made the chicken and feta sauce as is, but didn’t grill the corn as it was so fresh I just sliced it right off the cob, added diced cucumber and a drizzle of good olive oil, but otherwise the recipe was the same. Served with cilantro lime rice on the side. Such an easy, flavorful meal! Next time I’ll make more for leftovers. I think the chicken and feta sauce would make a killer lunch piled on grilled pita bread with diced cucumber!

  3. 4 stars
    Loved the chicken and the feta sauce is amazing. The smell of the smoked paprika was a bit overwhelming prior to cooking and I was afraid it wasn’t going to work but as usual your recipe delivered and was fabulous. I’m didn’t love the corn side but it may have been my poor chopping of the herbs that jut seemed to overwhelm the milder flavours of the corn and avocado.

  4. Loved this recipe. Our chicken was perfect, such a great marinade. So easy, too, grilled the chicken and corn together. Corn avocado salad was delicious. Love your recipes!!

  5. 5 stars
    This was really good. I would probably cook the chicken longer or space them more on the skewers because the middle wasn’t totally cook after 12 minutes. I didn’t make the feta sauce but the corn avocado salad was so fresh and bright tasting! Will make this again.

  6. I don’t love smoked paprika so can you sub regular paprika or is that totally different profile? I typically just do half but curious if you can mix or replace?

  7. 3 stars
    My family loves all these recipes but this one was just A little too plain. We served with warm pita but it just was average

  8. Delicious combination of flavors! My family loved it so much that even though I doubled the recipe in hopes of having leftovers they ate it all!!
    Thank you for all of the fantastic recipes.

  9. Is the baking instructions for the corn the same as what’s above for the skewers? Could the corn cobs be on the pan at the same time during that 12 minutes bake, 3 minutes broil?

  10. 5 stars
    This was soooooo good!!!! I thought I’d have leftovers but my husband and son ate it all!! I did add another quarter cup of yogurt and a squeeze of lemon to the sauce. Thank you for this recipe!

  11. 5 stars
    This was delicious. Had to cut ingredients by 3 sine only 2 of us. Sauce came out a little thick but still delicious. Will definitely be making this again.

  12. I made the feta sauce this morning. It’s super thick. Are the measurements correct or any advise?

    1. Hi Theresa,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try! Did you use block feta or crumbled feta? I would add some olive oil to the blender to thin it out a touch. I hope this helps! xT

    2. I found it to be thi
      ck as well. I added some lemon juice and some water to the blender and it thinned out fine but still tasted fantastic.

  13. This looks delicious! Question: what temperature do you preset the oven to if baking on a baking sheet prior to broiling?

    1. Thanks so much Lauren!! You will bake at 450F. Please let me know if I can help in any other way, I hope you love this recipe! xT