Souvlaki Sensation: Greek-Style Chicken Skewers


Dive into the heart of Greek cuisine with Souvlaki Sensation, where juicy, marinated chicken meets the grill to create these iconic Greek-style skewers. Souvlaki Chicken is not just a dish; it's an experience of vibrant flavors, combining herbs, lemon, and garlic to bring you a taste of the Mediterranean. Perfect for a summer barbecue or a casual family dinner, these skewers are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Souvlaki Sensation: Greek-Style Chicken Skewers

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes (excluding marinating time)

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 2 skewers
  • Genuine Nutritional Profile (Per Serving)
  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Sodium: 480mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 1g


  • Chicken breast, cut into cubes: 600g (1.32 lbs / 21 oz)
  • Olive oil: 60ml (2 oz)
  • Lemon juice: 30ml (1 oz)
  • Garlic, minced: 15g (0.5 oz)
  • Dried oregano: 5g (0.2 oz)
  • Paprika: 3g (0.1 oz)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked in water: 8

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Marinade: Mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Marinate the Chicken: Add the chicken cubes to the marinade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.
  3. Skewer the Chicken: Thread the marinated chicken cubes onto the soaked skewers.
  4. Grill: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill the skewers, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred, about 10 minutes.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marinating Time: The longer the chicken marinates, the more flavorful and tender it will be.
  • Soaked Skewers: Soaking the skewers in water prevents them from burning on the grill.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with tzatziki sauce, pita bread, and a fresh Greek salad.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts?

Yes, chicken thighs can be used for a juicier result.

What can I serve with Souvlaki Chicken?

Traditional accompaniments include tzatziki sauce, pita bread, and a Greek salad.

Can I cook these skewers on a stovetop grill pan?

Yes, a grill pan works well if outdoor grilling isn't an option.

How do I store and reheat leftovers?

Store in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven or on a pan.