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Lemon Stepper Chicken Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce

  • Preparation

    1 hr 15 min

  • Cook

    12 minutes

  • Serves


  • Chef

    Chef Jeffery Smith Jr.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • Olive oil
  • AC Barbeque Lemon Stepper Rub
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • Salt
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Handful of dill
  • 1 Handful of mint
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • Bamboo knot picks, or any type of cooking skewers


  • Prepare Chicken: In a large bowl, mix cubed chicken pieces with a drizzle of olive oil and 4 tablespoons Lemon Stepper Rub. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes (preferably overnight) to allow the flavors to absorb into the meat.
  • Make Lemon Stepper Tzatziki Sauce: Place diced cucumber in cheesecloth, sprinkle with salt, and squeeze out excess water.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine Greek yogurt, 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, minced garlic, fresh herbs (dill and mint), the diced cucumber, 1 teaspoon Lemon Stepper rub (or more for desired taste), and a squeeze of lemon juice. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to a couple of hours before serving.
  • Cook Kabobs: Skewer marinated chicken and grape tomatoes and cook over high heat (grill, stovetop, or oven) for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  • Serve skewers with Lemon Stepper tzatziki sauce on the side and enjoy!
Credit: Justin Jones

Chef Jeffery Smith Jr.

Chef Jeffery Smith Jr. is a culinary professional, celebrity private chef, and caterer based in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Jeffery has always had a love for a variety of cuisines. He is an HBCU alum and member of the Theta Tau of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He received his B.S. in Mass Communications and minor in Psychology from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS.

A change of career brought Jeffery to Los Angeles in 2009 and on a journey that would ultimately lead to the kitchen. A lack of formal culinary training did not stop Jeffery from learning techniques around the kitchen beginning with preparing meals for holidays and brunches turning into requests on a larger scale. Jeffery has traveled to 35 countries experiencing the food of many different cultures, picking up a few skills along the way and launched Best Kept Secrets Intl., LLC in 2019. Jeffery also continues to cook for celebrity clients, executives, caters private events and operates his macaroni and cheese store, Best Kept Secrets Intl., which is located on the Doordash platform in Los Angeles, CA.

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