Simple Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

Updated on September 19, 2018
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Sarah is a mom of 5 beautiful children. One of her passions is cooking simple and healthy meals her family will love.

Chicken Souvlaki

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 22 min
Ready in: 37 min
Yields: 12 to 18 skewers

Marinating Time

This recipe requires a quick marinade of the chicken. I usually marinate it for an hour and a half or longer; however, it can be prepared the day before and left to marinate covered in the fridge overnight if you want.

Family-Friendly Meal

I don’t know about you, but sometimes finding meals that everyone in our household will love can be challenging. My kids are not picky eaters; however, they all enjoy different foods. Some are more meat eaters, two are salad lovers, two love pasta and three don’t. This chicken souvlaki dinner is a hit in our house for all five of our children, which is a total mom-win for me! My children call it chicken on a stick, and I always have to make extra so they have leftovers for their school lunches the next day. I hope your family enjoys this easy recipe as much as mine does.

Let’s get Started

Ingredients

  • 1 family pack boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 lemons
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oregano
  • Dash of salt & pepper

Kitchen Tools

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Cutting knife
  • Cutting board
  • Garlic press (optional)
  • Lemon juicer (optional)
  • 12-18 bamboo skewers

Prep and Marinating Instructions

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Marinate the Meat and Prep the Skewers

  1. Cut your chicken breasts into 1 1/2-to-2-inch cubes, and place into mixing bowl.
  2. Add your olive oil to the bowl
  3. Squeeze the juice of 2 to 3 lemons into the bowl.
  4. Add the oregano, and some salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add crushed garlic.
  6. Mix all the ingredients together until all of the chicken is coated. Cover and refrigerate for 1 1/2 or more hours.
  7. While your chicken marinates, it’s a good idea to pre-soak your wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes before cooking with them.

Are you a Garlic Lover Like Me?

ZYLISS Susi 3 Garlic Press "No Need To Peel" - Built in Cleaner - Crusher, Mincer and Peeler, Cast Aluminum
ZYLISS Susi 3 Garlic Press "No Need To Peel" - Built in Cleaner - Crusher, Mincer and Peeler, Cast Aluminum

This garlic press is amazing! I have had mine for years. Easy cleanup, no need to peel, easy to press, and your hands won’t stink like garlic all day! If you cook with garlic a lot like I do and don’t have one of these in your kitchen, I highly recommend one!

 
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Time to Grill

This is my favourite part! Follow these instructions once your chicken has finished marinating.

  • Preheat grill or bbq to 400 degrees.
  • Place 5 to 6 chicken cubes on each skewer.
  • Place your souvlaki skewers on grill for 20 to 22 minutes, turning 2 to 3 times during cooking.

Viola, you're done! Serve your chicken souvlaki with a wedge of lemon or some yummy tzatziki sauce.

Dinner Time

Chicken Souvlaki served with Basmati Rice with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots with Dill, Greek Salad and a side of Tzatziki Sauce
Chicken Souvlaki served with Basmati Rice with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots with Dill, Greek Salad and a side of Tzatziki Sauce

This is another very versatile dish and can be served with many side dishes. My family’s favourite sides include:

  • Basmati Rice
  • Lemon Greek Potatoes
  • Carrots with Dill
  • Grilled Tomatoes
  • Grilled Zucchini
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Greek or Cesar Salad
  • Tzatziki Sauce

We hope you enjoy your meal! Comment or ask questions below.

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Questions & Answers

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      • lizmalay profile image

        Liza 

        3 weeks ago from Herriman,UT

        This seems quick and easy to make! I'd love to make this for dinner. Thanks for sharing!

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        Victoria Cook 

        4 weeks ago from Ontario

        Sounds delicious!! I can’t wait to try it :)

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        Sarah Cook 

        4 weeks ago from Wasaga Beach

        Thanks Susan! My kids love it, they also love helping me make it! Why food on sticks are so amazing to kids, I’ll never know! Let me know how you like it!

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        Susan Hazelton 

        4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        A definite must try for me. I sounds like this could become one of my new favorites. I can't wait to try it.

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