Make your own homemade chicken souvlaki with fluffy pita bread and creamy tzatziki sauce with this easy to follow Greek chicken souvlaki recipe, now with my hands on video as well!
The most important step in making the perfect, traditional Greek chicken souvlaki is nothing else but the marinadeFor this traditional chicken souvlaki recipe, the chicken is first marinated to soak up all the wonderful Mediterranean flavours and then grilled to high temperature, to get all crunchy, nicely coloured and juicy.
To prepare the marinade, select some good quality chicken breasts and season with my favourite Greek spice, oregano, coat with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice and flavour with some chopped garlic.
Love this recipe! Thank you (: im on a masdive weight loss journey and use this recipe (slightly altered) to brighten up our boring weekly meals. I lighten calories and fat by not squeezing out the cucumber and omitting the oil in the tzatziki. Also i halved the oil in the marinade and i use turkey instead of chicken. But thats just because i prefer turkey (:I use your tzatziki all the time. Its my go to salad dressing and veggie dip. Im addicted!Thank you, again.xx
Spice up your summer grilling by making these grilled Greek Chicken Kabobs. A flavorful twist to chicken kabobs that everyone will love and appreciate. Easy to make and perfect for every occasion.
Hi Danea great recipe always works out I would nonetheless recommend when marinading the chicken plain yogurt is also used for these dishes although the lemon helps break down and soften the meat the yogurt also does it in a slightly different way , let me know how you like it.
Hi I think your recipe is pretty good but as a greek i would like to recommend you some changes. In the sauce you dont put lemon juice but red wine vinegar and also you forgot the olive oil it is essential for the texture. The skewers dont have to be marinated and i recommend you try it with pork.
This recipe for Greek chicken kabobs is garlic and herb marinated chicken and colorful vegetables, skewered and grilled to perfection. Serve these skewers with a creamy cucumber yogurt dip for an easy and delicious dinner!
Are you all tired of my Greek chicken recipes yet? I hope not, as you can tell I just love this flavor combination! I make these Greek chicken kabobs all the time, both the kids and adults love them! I serve these chicken skewers with a simple cucumber yogurt dip that really takes this dish to the next level.
After the chicken has cooked through, serve it up with the yogurt dip, some chopped parsley and lemon wedges. I often round out the meal with some store bought pita bread and hummus, along with a steamed vegetable. I hope this recipe is as big of a hit in your house as it is in mine!
This recipe turned out great! The chicken was perfectly tender and very flavorful. We served it over rice with a side of roasted red peppers. This was a filling, easy, and delicious meal. Thanks for the recipe!
When I am trying to eat healthy and up my protein intake for the day, I usually look at making chicken kabobs or marinating chicken breast for the grill. These Greek Chicken Kabobs are so juicy and full of flavor. The chicken kabobs are marinated in Greek Yogurt, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and Greek spices. The yogurt seeps into make them extra moist and tender while the lemon juice and vinegar give it the right amount of tang.
If you are looking for extra health benefits, you can always thread cut peppers and onions in between the chicken pieces. We love to serve these chicken kabobs with a homemade tzatziki sauce and warmed Naan bread. We keep the tzatziki sauce in our refrigerator at all times to dip fresh veggies in. If you are looking for more Greek recipes, check out my Greek Chicken Gyros with homemade tzatziki sauce recipe.
We LOVE this recipe! We use a lot of your recipes and this one we use a lot! It is so yummy and has such a distinct taste to really give the chicken some flavor. Tonight we served it with cilantro lime rice and grilled zucchini. Our favorite!!! Thank you!!!
Flavorful Greek Chicken Kabobs with easy 30 minute marinade are grilled to perfection with juicy chicken and tender crisp veggies. Eat off the skewer or serve traditionally with pita and dip!
Assembly: Set up a prep station then skewer the meat in any order you would like. For reference, here is how I assemble the kabobs. I first slide on 2-3 chicken pieces, then onion, 2 olives, zucchini, tomato, 2-3 chicken pieces, 2 peppers and end with onion. Discard remaining marinade.
Hi Olena,I have been making your Greek chicken kabobs on repeat and sharing your recipe with friends. Just a quick question about the olives in the marinade. Do you add them to the skewers or are just for flavour?
This Greek-style marinade for chicken kabobs is perfect for a summer cookout or anytime you're grilling. If you're looking for a quick-style marinade, this is it. You only need to marinade it for 2 hours (or you can go up to 24).
Kabobs make grilling quick and easy and this marinade packs them full of flavor. If you avoid making grilled chicken at barbecues because you'll need to have real plates and knives for everyone, try these instead. The marinade makes them super flavorful and no need for real plates and knives since they're already in bite-size pieces.
Marinades: You can use any of the marinades in these posts on these kebabs: 5 Healthy Chicken Marinades, Vegetable Kebabs, Healthy Lemon Basil Vinaigrette, Nut Free Pesto, or Creamy Balsamic Dressing. You can also opt for store bought greek dressing or this Greek Salad Dressing Recipe!
Weight Watchers Note: The only points in this recipe come from olive oil (9 in total for the whole dish) 1/2 of the marinade is being discarded, so I divided 4.5/4 = 1 point per serving.
Wow, this looks amazing. Having friends over for supper tomorrow and I will be trying this recipe. Was going t9 marinate for about 2 hours, then prepare them on the sticks and let them sit in the fridge until ready to grill. Is that okay to do, or will it dry up the chicken?
I made these last night.. the weather was iffy so instead of grilling, I cooked in the oven. Absolutely delicious! This recipe is a keeper and sooo easy! The chicken was so moist . Everyone enjoyed. This will be my go to summer grilling recipe.
The kabobs itself has chunks of chicken, freshly sliced red onion and chunks of zucchini. You can certainly customize this based on your favorite proteins or vegetables but I love this flavor combination.
To begin, whisk the Greek marinade ingredients together until smooth. I like to remove about 2 tablespoons of the marinade to use later for basting when grilling the skewers. Add the uncooked, cubed chicken to the bowl of marinade and stir until completely coated. Cover and chill at least one hour or up to 24 hours.
Greek Artichoke Chicken Kabobs are marinated with the bold flavors of lemon and garlic for a mouthwatering and easy summer grilling recipe! These chicken kabobs are tender, juicy, and perfect for dipping into an amazing artichoke yogurt sauce!
Seriously delicious grilled chicken skewers are getting a really great flavor punch in this recipe! Chicken kabobs are a summer staple, and getting creative with them is a great way to impress your guests and family at your next BBQ.
You guys all know that my recipes are all simple and approachable, and these chicken kabobs are exactly that! I love that the use of an ingredient like Artichokes may not be traditional for kabobs. But, it gives us a whole new flavor experience for dinner without over complicating a recipe!
These Greek Chicken Kabobs start with a simple marinade! You will cube up your chicken, place it in a large zip top bag and pour in your marinade ingredients. Add the sealed bag to the refrigerator for at least one hour. The marinating portion of this recipe is the longest part, and it's totally hands off! You can marinate for at least one hour and up to 24.
Right after I get the chicken in the refrigerator I go ahead and make my artichoke dipping sauce. It tastes so much better when it has chilled for an hour or two as well! For the sauce go ahead and open your can of artichokes. You will use 3 of the quartered hearts for the sauce. Simply add the remaining artichokes to a bowl with a lid and place in the refrigerator to use when assembling your kabobs.
When you are ready to make your kabobs remove the artichokes and chicken from the fridge. Cube up your red onion, and grab your cherry tomatoes. Layer one piece of chicken, a quartered artichoke heart, one cube of onion, and one tomato. You will repeat this until your skewers are full almost to the end.
The chicken is marinated in a yogurt-based marinade with lemon, herbs, and spices. Yogurt and lemon have natural acidity, which helps tenderize meat, which speeds up the cooking process. In addition, the thick yogurt acts as a binder that makes the marinade adhere to the meat, seasoning it very well.
David and I served these chicken kabobs pulled off the skewers, and nestled them on some grilled flatbread with hummus and tzatziki sauce (recipe to come). We also threw some potatoes and olives (still testing that recipe) on a grill pan and grilled them along with the chicken.
Pour the marinade into the bag, then seal the bag and mix the ingredients to ensure the marinade evenly coats the chicken, bell peppers, and onions. Pop the bag into the refrigerator and allow it to sit for at least 4 hours.
2. Preheat outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high heat. Discard marinade and thread skewers (if using wooden, make sure to soak them in water for 20 minutes first to prevent burning) alternating chicken and vegetables. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill, turning and basting occasionally with the olive oil-lemon mixture, until the chicken is just cooked through. Serve immediately. 2b1af7f3a8