Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki is a super easy and delicious meal perfect for a spring or summer night. Simple flavors of lemon, garlic, oregano, and olive oil make this a classic recipe that everyone loves.

It pairs perfectly with dishes like tzatziki or lemon potatoes, Try it in a pita wrap or add it to a Greek salad or Mediterranean Chickpea Salad . This Marinade can also be easily be used on different meats like pork or beef.

finished chicken souvlaki

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What is Greek Souvlaki?

Souvlaki is a marinated meat like chicken, beef, pork or lamb that is cooked and served on a skewer. It is typically served with lemon, pita bread, vegetables, or sauces like tzatziki. It is one of the most popular dishes in Greece and is considered a “fast food” although it is very healthy.


Chicken: Chicken breasts are most commonly used in this recipe but chicken thighs can also be used.

Marinade: The marinade is made up of easy ingredients most people already have on hand: Olive oil, garlic, oregano, and lemon juice.

How to Make Chicken Souvlaki

  1. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and combined in a large bowl with marinade ingredients.
  2. Let chicken marinate for 1-2 hours.
  3. Heat grill and cook skewers until they are fully cooked.

Chicken Souvlaki Tips

  • Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes to prevent them from splintering and burning when cooking on the grill.
  • The longer the chicken soaks in the marinade the more tender and flavorful the chicken will be.

finished chicken souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki

An easy souvlaki recipe bursting with flavor with tender and juicy chicken.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Chicken Souvlaki, Easy Chicken Recipe
Servings: 10 Skewers
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Marinating Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes


  • 4 medium chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Cut chicken into bite size pieces, about 1 inch in size.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Soak wooden skewers in water for 20-30 minutes and place the marinated chicken onto the skewers.
  • Preheat the grill or grill pan and cook chicken, rotating the skewers frequently until they reach 165°F internally.

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