Thai Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Yogurt Dip

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These Thai Chicken Skewers are fantastic. The Thai chicken flavor is so good with the cucumber yogurt sauce for dipping. It’s high in protein and low in calories!

Cilantro Thai Chicken Skewers with main focus on Cucumber Yogurt Dip in a small black sauce bowl.
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  1. Ingredients for Thai Chicken Skewers
  2. Cooking Methods
  3. What Goes Well with Grilled Chicken Skewers
  4. More Dipping Sauce Ideas
  5. Enjoy More Skewer Recipes
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. How To Make Thai Chicken Skewers
  8. Thai Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Yogurt Dipping Sauce Recipe

These Thai Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Yogurt Dip have the most amazing flavor! The Thai spices on the chicken are so good complemented with the cucumber yogurt sauce for dipping (which is an authentic and incredibly delicious sauce from our friend from India). I am completely in love with Thai and Indian flavor dishes. If you have been too nervous to step out of your food comfort zone these skewers are a great place to start. Try them out for your next BBQ, you will not be disappointed! Great as an appetizer or a main dish. The best part is that there is so much flavor and so few calories!!

Ingredients for Thai Chicken Skewers

  • Chicken (chicken breasts or boneless skinless chicken thighs)
  • Marinade
    • Garlic
    • Cilantro
    • Fish Sauce
    • Sesame oil
    • Curry powder
    • Cumin
    • Paprika
  • Cucumber Dipping Sauce
    • Greek yogurt
    • Cucumber
    • Carrot
    • Cilantro
    • Milk
    • Salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • Optional Ingredients (can be added to the skewer for more flavor or as a garnish)
    • Red bell peppers
    • Red onion
    • Zucchini
    • Sliced limes (for garnish)

Cooking Methods

We love cooking these skewers on our outdoor gas grill or charcoal grill but sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate. An indoor grill pan or griddle is a solid option if you can’t use an outdoor grill. You can also cook these skewers in the oven at 350-degrees F for 15-20 minutes or you can place them in the broiler for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooke through. No matter how you cook them, be sure to soak the skewers for at least 20 minutes if they are wooden. Metal skewers can also be used if wooden skewers aren’t available.

4 Cilantro Thai Chicken Skewers on a red plate with a side of yogurt dipping sauce

What Goes Well with Grilled Chicken Skewers

We love serving these skewers with plain or flavored Jasmine rice or roasted vegetables. We like to flavor our Jasmine rice with a little lemon juice or lime juice and some chopped cilantro to give it a little extra boost. Serve with soy sauce on the side if needed. You can also serve these skewers with our Easy Yellow Rice, Cilantro Lime Rice, or Rice Pilaf.

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More Dipping Sauce Ideas

The yogurt dip provided with this recipe is fresh, flavorful, and the perfect pairing for this recipe. If you are looking to switch up your safe options or try something new, you can use any of these dipping sauce ideas:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is chicken breast or thigh better for skewers?

For extra tender chicken skewers, chicken thighs are the best meat to use. However, chicken breasts are usually more readily available and easier to handle. It really comes down to personal preference and what you have on hand.

What is a chicken skewer?

A chicken skewer is pieces of chicken that have been threaded onto a skewer and grilled. It can be served plain or with dipping sauce.

What is the best way to cook chicken kabobs?

Grilling kabobs over a charcoal or gas grill is the preferred cooking method for kabobs or skewers.

What vegetables go with chicken skewers?

Peppers, onions, zucchini, squash, or even potatoes are all great options to serve with chicken skewers.

How To Make Thai Chicken Skewers

Cilantro Thai Chicken Skewers with main focus on Cucumber Yogurt Dip in a small black sauce bowl.

Thai Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Yogurt Dipping Sauce

5 from 5 votes
These Thai Chicken Skewers are fantastic. The Thai chicken flavor is so good with the cucumber yogurt sauce for dipping, and its low in calories!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 6


  • Outdoor Barbecue Grill


Chicken Marinade

Cucumber Yogurt Dip

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 2 teaspoon cucumber chopped
  • 2 teaspoon carrot chopped
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • Blend all the chicken marinade ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into 4 to 5 long strips. Place strips into a large bowl, stir in the marinade, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Combine all the yogurt dip ingredients in a medium size bowl and refrigerate.
  • Thread the chicken onto the wooden skewers (remember to soak them at least 20 minutes) and grill over medium heat until cooked through (165-degrees F internal temperature)
  • Serve chicken with a side of yogurt sauce for dipping.


  • Don’t forget to soak the skewers for at least 2o minutes if using wooden skewers 
  • Try dipping the grilled chicken in peanut sauce or hot honey
  • Serve with cooked Jasmine rice or basmati rice
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. For best results, don’t reheat in the microwave. Heat in a non-stick skillet over medium heat with a splash of water. Cover and allow to be heated through. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 37gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 583mgPotassium: 726mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1235IUVitamin C: 2.7mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 2.5mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. For the yogurt dip… is it teaspoons or Tablespoons?? There is very little flavor beyond the yogurt with such small quantities of additions. Thanks.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m always looking for low-calorie meals to make for my family and this will make a fantastic dinner that everyone is sure to love.

  3. 5 stars
    The flavors in these skewers are amazing! The dip was the perfect match, saving these to make them again soon!

  4. 5 stars
    These chicken skewers were great! I made them last night and everyone loved the yogurt dipping sauce with it.

  5. 5 stars
    I love Thai food and this looks delicious! With so many people housebound now it’s a great idea to grill in your backyard or on your patio.

  6. I found these on pinterest and am dying to try these. I have to say I am having a hard time reading the recipe with the background. I hope it prints better.

  7. Just wanted to say this was the first recipe we’ve tried from your website and we loved it. I was a little concerned that there was so little liquid in the marinade and added some lemon juice. Ended up very tasty!

  8. Thank you, Emily. I found a couple of recipes on-line I think will work. I just found your website recently and will keep an eye out for your cookbook (I need another to add to my “collection!”) I guess it will be announced on your website…..I’ll be keeping an eye out. Thanks again for the quick response.

  9. They would honestly be best with our Indain Coconut Rice, but that recipe is exclusive to our cookbook (coming out in just a few weeks!)

  10. What did you serve as side dish(es) with this? I’m looking forward to trying them with something that will greatly complement this dish.

    1. i would serve pad thai with this or/and peanut sauce and cucumber salad. you could also fry wantons too!