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Love chicken souvlaki? Served in kabob form here, they are fabulous served with a salad.MORE+LESS-


lb boneless skinless chicken, cut into strips (about 1 inch thick and 1/2 inch wide)

1 1/2

tbsp extra virgin olive oil

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    Add the chicken strips to a wide, deep bowl or a resealable bag.

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    Whisk together the remainder of the ingredients and then pour over the chicken. Mix well.

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    Refrigerate the chicken for about 1 hour to marinate.

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    Heat your grill to its medium setting, or prepare charcoals for grilling.

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    Thread the chicken onto kabob sticks (if using wooden ones, soak them for 30 minutes before using).

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    Cook the chicken on the grill for about 5 minutes per side, until cooked through.

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  • When I first heard of Chicken Souvlaki, I immediately wrote it off as a greasy, double-fried something or other that I wasn’t interested in.

    But this was before I had actually seen or tasted it. As it turns out, this marinated chicken dish is wonderful and craveworthy – something that my whole family loves. Go figure!

    But there are only so many chicken souvlaki sandwiches we can eat. At some point, you want it to be a little different…without losing whatever it is that makes it great.

    My solution? Put it on a stick. No, I’m serious. It’s amazing what threading a piece of chicken onto a kabob skewer can do for its coolness factor. I’m telling you…this is recipe gold.

    These Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs are easy to eat. They are simple, but totally delicious. And imagine all the things you can serve these with. I went with a simple tomato, basil and red onion salad. But these would be awesome with spinach feta rice or served on a Greek salad. You could even serve these as an appetizer before a Greek-themed meal.

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    Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.

Marinated Greek Beef Souvlaki Skewers (Beef Kabobs) recipe

Juicy on the inside and perfectly caramelised and smoky on the outside Greek beef souvlaki skewers! All you need to take your Beef kabobs to the next level is a simple yet full of Mediterranean flavours marinade. And I have just the perfect one for you!

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Greek Souvlaki Marinade. It’s a simple marinade with the perfect balance of flavors—lots of raw garlic along with spices like oregano, rosemary, and sweet paprika. The liquid in this souvlaki marinade is a combination of excellent extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and dry white wine.

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The marinade I use for these Beef souvlaki skewers (kabobs) is full of Greek flavours. Extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and oregano are combined perfectly with honey, hot paprika, ground black and pink pepper. Pink pepper can be a bit tricky to source on its own, but most supermarkets have black and pink peppercorn mixes for you to buy!

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To start, combine some olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, dried oregano, thyme, lemon zest, salt and pepper to in small mixing bowl or measuring cup whisk until well incorporated.. Place your pieces of pork in a bowl and pour that marinade over them.

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Souvlaki (Greek Beef Kabobs) is the juiciest, most flavorful meat you ever tasted! This Greek Beef Souvlaki with tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers and onions are crazy tender, exploding with flavor and a complete meal in one, not to mention an impressive crowd pleaser!

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DIRECTIONS. Place the chicken in a bowl and add oregano, garlic powder, seasoning salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Marinate in fridge for at least 30 minutes -the longer the better.

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Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl. Add cubed lamb and stir until all of the lamb is coated with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours, or overnight.

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If you’re new to Souvlaki, it’s Greek marinated meat with oregano, garlic, and lemon. You can use any variety of meat, but chicken and lamb are the most common. The marinade is very simple, a good amount of oregano, paprika, garlic, and lemon really go a long way and create a chicken skewer that’s tender and flavorful.

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Method. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and add the meat. Marinate for an hour or so. Thread the cubes of meat on to skewers. Grill on a barbecue or under a hot grill for 10–12 .

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Best Steak marinade made with soy sauce, brown sugar, olive oil, ginger and garlic you’ll never taste a better grilled steak. It’s fast, flavorful and everyone enjoys it. Try serving our best ever steak marinade with side salads like our Vegetable Caprese Salad or Creamy Orange Fruit Salad.You can roast the garlic right on the grill for our Roasted Guacamole.

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Marinade that raw chicken has been marinated in should be boiled prior to pouring it over the chicken that has been taken off the grill. Some people may not be aware of this and could make themselves, and other diners sick. this sounds like a great marinade, and I am looking forward to trying it, and making my neighbors hungry, lol.

How To Make Chicken Souvlaki

A good souvlaki recipe starts with a good marinade! This marinade is incredibly simple! You most likely have all the ingredients ready to go!

In a large ziptop bag, combine extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and salt.

Add chicken (cubed) into the marinade and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.

When ready, thread the chicken with metal or wood skewers. If you are going to broil or grill the chicken souvlaki on an outdoor grill, make sure that the wooden skewers have been soaked for at least 30 minutes!

If using metal skewers, be mindful that they will be very hot to the touch!

Grill your souvlaki for 8-9 minutes, turning often. The chicken is ready when the juices run clear.

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How to Make Chicken Souvlaki

MARINATE. To make it, I started by marinating my chicken in a simple yogurt and lemon marinade, then threading it onto skewers with chunks of red pepper and red onion.

GRILL. My husband loves any excuse to use his grill, so we grilled ours for 6-8 minutes per side.

If you don’t have a grill (or don’t want to stand out in the cold waiting for your skewers to cook), you could also easily bake these skewers in the oven.

OVEN VERSION. I like to line a baking sheet with foil, then place a cooling rack on top of it, and the chicken on top of the rack. It helps the air to circulate better around the chicken as it cooks, and gives it a texture that’s similar to grilling.

SERVE. You can eat it on its own straight off the skewer, but my favorite way to eat the souvlaki is in a warm pita with tzatziki and sliced tomatoes.

If you haven’t had tzatziki before, it’s a cucumber garlic yogurt sauce, and totally yummy. I’ve found it at Trader Joe’s and other grocery stores in the deli section, or you can easily make your own.


  • Skewers: If you able to I suggest investing in stainless steel skewers. They can be found at a home goods store, or online. They can be washed and reused for multiple kabob recipes. However, you can also buy a package of wooden bamboo skewers at the market. Once they have been used you’ll need to toss them.
  • Use Beef : You can use beef for this recipe. Simply find your favorite cut of beef and cut into small chunks and marinate just like the chicken, maybe even longer for the flavor to really get into the meat.
  • Other veggies: Zucchini or any type of bell pepper would be great additions.

How To Make Chicken Souvlaki

1 → Get some skewers. In this recipe, I’m using small wooden ones. You need 2-3 of them for a portion, they’re more convenient for gatherings, they’re dispensable, and easier to handle really. You can though use larger metal ones. One is enough for a portion and you can wash again and again. They’re not that easy to handle though, as they get heated and you have to be careful handling them (not very ideal for gathering).

2→ Prepare the marinade. To make this Greek yogurt chicken marinade, take a small blender and toss in all of the ingredients for the marinade (Greek yogurt, mustard, olive oil, paprika, oregano, lemon juice & zest, onion, garlic) then blend until smooth & creamy paste forms. That’s it!

3→ Marinade overnight. Cut chicken into small pieces (3cm / 1.5 inch), add in a food container, and season with salt and pepper. Add the marinade and mix well to spread all over the chicken. Cover and refrigerate overnight (ideally, otherwise, for at least 2 hours before cooking).

4→ Prepare the veggies. Take 1 tomato, 1 onion, and 1 green bell pepper. Remove the tomato inside and cut the skin to small square pieces as well (3cm / 1.5 inch). Cut the onion and pepper in the same fashion.

5→ Thread the skewers. Start by threading a piece of pepper, then 1-2 pieces of chicken, 1 piece of tomato, 1 piece chicken, 1 piece onion, 1 piece chicken. Overall use 1 piece of each vegetable and 5-6 pieces of chicken.

6 → Grill the Souvlaki (3 Ways). You can either use an outdoor grill, a griddle, or a grill pan (what I used in this recipe). Whatever you use, grease well with olive oil. Preheat on high heat so they won’t stick on the grates and then drop the heat to medium-high. Add the Souvlakis and turn them every 3 minutes (approx.) so they will cook evenly on all sides. Overall it takes about 12-15 minutes. The internal temperature of the meat should read 80°C / 176°F on an instant-read thermometer.

7 → Finish Off Greek Style. Drizzle with the Ladolemono dressing and oregano. Preferably get yourself some proper oregano like this wild Greek one. It makes a HUGE difference in flavor. And really you can’t expect to taste some real Greek grilled meat flavor without these two. We also add an extra squeeze of fresh lemon right on the meat but you might find it too sour if you’re not used to that much lemon!

What To Serve Souvlaki With →

Most of the time, Souvlaki is served with these Greek classics: Tzatziki Dip -As Made In Greece , A Mouthwatering Greek Salad, And Pita Bread (try my Healthy, Homemade Pita Bread With Greek Yogurt).


Step 1

For Souvlaki:
Combine all of the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl place the chicken pieces in the marinade and cover. Refrigerate for at least on hour or more.

When ready to assemble the souvlaki rotate the chicken with the veggies on the skewers that have been soaked in water first.

Place in a baking pan and bake for 45 – 50 minutes and there is a nice golden color on the chicken pieces and the juices in meat run clear.

Let the kabobs rest about 5-10 minutes before serving.

The souvlaki may also be grilled on the bbq.

For the Orzo:
Prepare the orzo as directed and drain.

Heat a large frying pan with 2 tbs. of olive oil.

Add the garlic, spinach and halved tomatoes sauté until the tomatoes soften and the garlic is fragrant season with the salt and pepper.

Combine the lemon juice with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil drizzle over the orzo and toss.

Begin by combining the marinade ingredients in a small bowl.

Stir to combine.
Next, prep the chicken thighs by trimming any excess fat and gristle. Don’t worry about getting every last bit of fat most of it will melt off on the grill. Then cut the meat into bite-size pieces. I think it’s easiest to use kitchen shears as opposed to a knife.

Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers alternating with the red onions.

Place the kabobs on a baking sheet lined with foil, and then spoon or brush the marinade over top, making sure to coat it well. Cover and let the kabobs sit in the fridge for at least 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, grease well, and then grill the kabobs until golden brown.

Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs - Recipes

I am obsessed with food trucks. Really obsessed.
So obsessed last night I’ve found myself taking notes while watching “Eat Street” on the Cooking Channel and mentally planning a coast-to-coast trip with stops and detours at the coolest food trucks around the country.
I love food trucks because they have revolutionized the concept of meals on wheels by bringing a healthy, innovative, sustainable and gourmet approach to standard street fare.
Excellent food, convenient, casual, fun, with not a hint of formality. My kinda eatery.

Over the last year or so I've compiled a list of all of the food trucks across the country that I want to visit asap.
Such as the “Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen” in Atlanta Georgia a farm-to-street truck that makes this Puffin Paleo thing which is apparently to die for. An amazing grilled free-range chicken served on a bed of sautéed zucchini noodles, pine nuts and fresh basil pesto.
I also want to try the “Hola Arepa” in Minneapolis, that dishes up sustainable Latin cuisine, using only locally raised all-natural meats.
And what about “Not So Fast!” in San Diego?
The first primal/paleo food truck offering local and pastured meats & eggs, wild caught seafood, and vegetables & fruit. A friend of mine told me great things about the “Zee Wild Board” — a BBQ Spiced Wild Boar Burger served with Herb Grilled Onions, Pickles & Spicy Honey Mustard on a lettuce wrap.

I have favorites in NYC such as The Cinnamon Snail, Kelvin Slush or the Kimchi Taco Truck but my absolute #1 has to be the Souvlaki Gr Truck.
Believe me when I say that they make the most perfect souvlaki kebabs ever.
Perfect as in that you eat one and order another while your mouth is still full. And then order another one and another one. and then you find yourself frantically walking around the truck trying to gather the courage to order - with a straight face - the millionth. That good.

I’ve asked many times Kostas, Pavlos and Abby (i.e., the owners) for their souvlakis’ recipe.
While it’s known that a chef never reveals his secret recipe, if you ask like a gazillion times, over and over again the same question, in the end you get bits and pieces.
I know it’s annoying, but I must do it. I have to. It’s just a thing.
I think my persistence paid off in the end. This is a solid recipe for souvlaki, almost up to par with Gr Truck’s.
With grilling season upon us, you need a classic marinade that never fails. Because sometimes you can never beat the classics!

Chicken Souvlaki Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce Print this recipe!
Inspired by the Souvlaki Gr Truck


Serves 4

1 lb / 453 gr free-range organic chicken breast, cut into chunks

4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
Ground black pepper to taste

1 container (6 oz) plain Greek yogurt
1 small cucumber, peeled and grated
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped

In a small bowl stir olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and black pepper.
In a shallow sealable container or in a large Ziplock bag, combine chicken chunks and marinade. Cover or seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours (marinate overnight for fullest flavor.)
In the meantime make tzatziki sauce by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
Remove chicken chunks from the marinade and skewer onto bamboo sticks that have been soaked in water for 5 minutes. Discard unused marinade.
Heat a grill or a grill pan to medium-high (if you’re using an outdoor grill lightly oil the grill grates.)
Grill the chicken kebabs, until cooked through and nicely browned on all sides and chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 8 minutes per side.
Serve with tzatziki sauce.

One serving (without tzatziki) yields 249 calories, 11 grams of fat, 1 gram of carbs and 35 grams of protein.