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Recipe: Greek chicken souvlaki skewers

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Greek chicken souvlaki skewers

Enjoy in a gyro or with homemade tzatziki.

You can make these Greek chicken souvlaki skewers ahead of time and then pop them on the indoor or outdoor grill for an easy lunch or dinner. Enjoy with a Greek salad, in a gyro or on their own with tzatziki sauce as a dip. 

Serves 10


Chicken marinade

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Half a lemon, sliced
  • 3 bay leaves

Chicken skewers

  • 2 pounds chicken breast (approximately 5-6 chicken breasts), cut into 1- to 2-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning, optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Tzatziki dip (for serving)


Prepare the marinade. Add all of the ingredients for the chicken marinade into a small pot. Stir and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool for 1 hour. It should be cooled completely.

Add the chicken cubes into the marinade and let them soak for 1 hour.

Drain the chicken pieces with a colander and remove excess marinade with paper towels. Skewer the chicken. Season with salt, pepper and optional Italian seasoning.

Lightly brush olive oil over grill pan or grill. Preheat the grill over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until sizzling hot. Cook the chicken skewers for 7 minutes on each side or until its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Serve the skewers with a side of rice, pita bread, or just the tzatziki sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
121 calories, 3.8g fat, 273.4mg sodium, 0.1g carbohydrates, 20.4g protein

Adapted from: Ahead of Thyme
Reviewed by PeaceHealth dietitians and nutritionists.