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Simple Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

Sarah is a mom of five beautiful children. One of her passions is cooking simple and healthy meals her family will love.

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki

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.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

22 min

37 min

12 to 18 skewers

Ingredients

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

Gather your ingredients.

Kitchen Tools

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

Prep and Marinating Instructions

Cut your chicken breasts into 1 1/2-to-2-inch cubes.

Cut your chicken breasts into 1 1/2-to-2-inch cubes.

Place them into a mixing bowl.

Place them into a mixing bowl.

Add your olive oil to the bowl.

Add your olive oil to the bowl.

Marinate the Meat and Prep the Skewers

  1. Cut your chicken breasts into 1 1/2-to-2-inch cubes and place them into a 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.

Steps 3-6

Squeeze the juice of 2 to 3 lemons into the bowl.

Squeeze the juice of 2 to 3 lemons into the bowl.

Add the oregano and some salt and pepper to taste.

Add the oregano and some salt and pepper to taste.

Add crushed garlic.

Add crushed garlic.

Mix all the ingredients together until all of the chicken is coated.

Mix all the ingredients together until all of the chicken is coated.

Cover and refrigerate for 1 1/2 or more hours.

Cover and refrigerate for 1 1/2 or more hours.

Time to Grill

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

  • Preheat grill or bbq to 400°F.
  • Place 5 to 6 chicken cubes on each skewer.
  • Place your souvlaki skewers on the 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.

It's a good idea to pre-soak your wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes before cooking with them.

It's a good idea to pre-soak your wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes before cooking with them.

Place 5 to 6 chicken cubes on each skewer.

Place 5 to 6 chicken cubes on each skewer.

Place your souvlaki skewers on the grill for 20 to 22 minutes, turning 2 to 3 times during cooking.

Place your souvlaki skewers on the 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.

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

simple-chicken-souvlaki-recipe
simple-chicken-souvlaki-recipe

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 Caesar salad
  • Tzatziki sauce

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

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