Chicken Souvlaki is a delicious Greek dish made of marinated chicken grilled or broiled on skewers. Serve as is or in a sandwich with Tzatziki sauce.
Combine olive oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic, oregano, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl or a gallon zip lock bag. Add cut up chicken and toss to coat.
Marinate the chicken for at 30 minutes. NOTE: the chicken can be marinated up to overnight.
Heat the grill to medium-high. Clean and oil the grill.
Grill the skewers for 2-3 minutes a side until the chicken has browned and juices are clear. Check for doneness before removing the skewers. Do not over cook the chicken.
Broiling: If broiling instead of grilling, place skewers on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Broil with top rack one position down for 8 minutes flipping once. Monitor for burning and doneness.
Serve skewers with Tzatziki Sauce. Or in flat bread with lettuce, onion, tomato, tzatziki sauce, and feta cheese or your favorite toppings.
Nutritional calculations are for the souvlaki only (not extra serving suggestion ingredients).
Bamboo Skewers: if using bamboo skewers place foil on the grill under any exposed bamboo to prevent it from burning. Soaking of the skewers is not necessary.
Metal or bamboo skewers may be used. Flat skewers prevent the chicken from rotating on the skewer and make it easier to cook.
Do not overcook the chicken or it will become dry.