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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 324kcal
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:

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

Greek Yogurt Sauce:

  • 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.
  • When ready to serve, garnish with chopped dill and a drizzle of olive oil.

Tomato Cucumber Olive Relish:

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

Cook the Chicken:

  • Turn on and heat the grill or place a grill pan over medium heat.
  • If using bamboo skewers, place them in the water to soak for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread the pieces onto about 6 skewers.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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



Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 595mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 461IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg