Chicken Souvlaki


Chicken souvlaki is a grilled skewer with pieces of chicken that has been marinated in olive oil, lemon juice and oregano.

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Chicken souvlaki
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2017-02-24, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 40 minutes.

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Updated at: 29-10-2022

40 minutes 2 people Main course
Chicken souvlaki


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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • Pepper and salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Dried oregano
Chicken souvlaki ingredients
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  • Wooden skewers
  • Griddle pan
  • Chefs knife
  • Cutting board
  • Bowl
  • Citrus juicer

Chicken Souvlaki

40 minutes 2 people Main course

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Preparation -- 10 minutes + 15 minutes waiting time

Clean the chicken breasts by trimming excess fat. Dice the chicken fillets in 2 cm cubes and place it into the bowl. Squeeze juice from the lemon using a citrus juicer, add to the bowl.

Finely chop the cloves of garlic and add into the bowl along with 3 tablespoons dried oregano. Season with salt and pepper, add 4 tablespoons olive oil and mix everything together.

Place the bowl with the diced chicken into the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.  

Chicken souvlaki
Chicken souvlaki

Finishing up the chicken souvlaki -- 15 minutes

Fetch the bowl with the marinated diced chicken and grab a handful wooden skewers. Pierce at least 4 pieces of chicken on a wooden skewer. Repeat this step until you've used up all of the chicken.

Heat up a griddle pan on maximum heat. Grill the chicken souvlaki on all sides for 8 - 10 minutes, until nicely browned. Repeat this step for the remaining skewers.

SERVE the chicken souvlaki with pita bread, tzatziki, oven-roasted tomatoes and a nice Greek salad, as can be seen on the pictures. Click on the pictures below to see each of the recipes. Enjoy your meal! 

Home-made pitas
Home-made pitas




Greek salad
Greek salad

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