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Greek Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki is a tasty Greek dish, made with marinated chicken chunks, topped with a tomato olive relish and served with a creamy yogurt dip on the side.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Chicken Souvlaki
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 324 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Chicken Skewers Marinade:

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast boneless and skinless - cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

Greek Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or to taste
  • 1/2 cup minced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill finely minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Tomato Cucumber Olive Relish:

  • 1 cup finely diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup tomato finely diced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives finely diced
  • 1/4 cup green olives finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Chicken Skewers Marinade:

  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl and add chicken chunks to it, toss to coat.
  2. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 6 hours.

Greek Yogurt Sauce:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste, cover and refrigerate until ready to use or up to 1-2 days.
  2. When ready to serve, garnish with chopped dill and a drizzle of olive oil.

Tomato Cucumber Olive Relish:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, or for up to 1-2 days.

Cook the Chicken:

  1. Turn on and heat the grill or place a grill pan over medium heat.
  2. If using bamboo skewers, place them in the water to soak for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread the pieces onto about 6 skewers.
  4. If grilling, place the chicken skewers on the grill and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. If using the grill-pan, place it over medium heat, brush it with olive oil and cook the chicken skewers for 5-6 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through.


  1. Serve the chicken skewers with the yogurt sauce, the tomato-cucumber olive relish, with pita bread and hummus on the side.

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Nutrition Facts
Greek Chicken Souvlaki
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 717mg31%
Potassium 595mg17%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 461IU9%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.