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Authentic Greek Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

  • Author: Sophia
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Enjoy a taste of Greece with this authentic Greek Chicken Souvlaki recipe. Tender chicken marinated in a flavorful blend of herbs and spices, grilled to perfection and served with warm pita bread and a side of creamy tzatziki sauce.


  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Add chicken chunks to the marinade and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best flavor.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Thread marinated chicken onto skewers, alternating with pieces of red onion and bell pepper.
  • Grill skewers for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • Serve hot with tzatziki sauce for dipping.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Greek


  • Calories: 250
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 26g