Greek Chicken Souvlaki

Greek Chicken Souvlaki

These Greek Chicken Souvlaki skewers are juicy, tender, and packed with flavors of lemon, lime, and oregano. Pair them with homemade tzatziki for a refreshing and tasty meal.


  • 1 kg / 2.2 lbs chicken breast

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 lemon

  • 2 limes

  • 2 tbsp dried oregano

  • 1/2 tbsp salt

  • 1/2 tbsp ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 cucumber

  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley

  • 6 tomatoes


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How to

  1. Start by preparing the marinade for the chicken. In a large bowl, combine cubed chicken breast with olive oil, lemon juice, lime juice, finely chopped garlic, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Stir in Greek yogurt until everything is well coated. This marinade not only flavors the chicken but also tenderizes it. For best results, refrigerate the marinated chicken for at least a few hours, ideally in the morning if planning a BBQ in the evening.
  2. While the chicken marinates, prepare the tzatziki and salad. For the tzatziki, mix grated cucumber, a quarter cup of chopped parsley, one cup of Greek yogurt, three tablespoons of olive oil, two teaspoons of salt, a teaspoon of ground pepper, and a finely chopped garlic clove. Adjust the garlic to your taste. Add a tablespoon of lime juice for an extra zing. Refrigerate the tzatziki so the flavors meld beautifully.
  3. For the Greek salad, thinly slice the cucumbers and cube the tomatoes. Toss them in a bowl with the leftover parsley, a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice, and fresh ground pepper.
  4. Preheat your BBQ to a medium-high heat (about 200°C or 392°F). Thread the marinated chicken onto skewers. Oil the grill grates with a little olive oil to prevent sticking. Grill the skewers, turning occasionally, until the chicken is beautifully charred and cooked through, typically 10-12 minutes.
  5. Serve the grilled chicken skewers with the fresh tzatziki, Greek salad, and perhaps some warmed pita bread for wrapping. This combination will bring the vibrant flavors of a Greek summer right to your BBQ, no matter where you are!

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