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Chicken Souvlaki

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.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword chicken skewers, souvlaki recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 51 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 295 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried Rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless Chicken Breast cut into 1-inch cubes

Serving Suggestions

  • 4-6 pieces flat bread
  • tomatoes
  • red onion
  • lettuce
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Feta cheese

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. Marinate the chicken for at 30 minutes. NOTE: the chicken can be marinated up to overnight.

  3. Thread the chicken onto skewers.
  4. Heat the grill to medium-high. Clean and oil the grill.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Serve skewers with Tzatziki Sauce. Or in flat bread with lettuce, onion, tomato, tzatziki sauce, and feta cheese or your favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Souvlaki
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 780mg33%
Potassium 654mg19%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 72IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.