Authentic greek chicken souvlaki

Main Dish
4 servings
35 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 tsp dried oregano, preferably Greek

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Juice of half a lemon

1 8 oz container fat free Greek yogurt

1 2-inch piece of cucumber, peeled and grated

1 clove of garlic, minced

1-2 tsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano, mint or dill

2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

Sea salt, to taste


  • Place the chicken in a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle the oregano over the top and stir to coat.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. About an hour before cooking, remove from the refrigerator and sprinkle the lemon juice over the top.
  • Let sit about 45 minutes then thread onto skewers. Grill the skewered chicken until cooked through, a few minutes per side.
  • Brush with a little of the marinade after putting on the grill - but be sure not to put marinade on for the last few minutes so it is cooked through!
  • Sprinkle with sea salt if desired and serve with homemade tzatziki.


Authentic Greek chicken souvlaki, photo 1
Authentic Greek chicken souvlaki, photo 2


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