High Seas Chicken Souvlaki


This traditional Greek dish is even easy to make in a small galley-style kitchen. Grill marinated chicken and pile it into warm pita bread with yogurt sauce, vegetables, and feta cheese.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
4 servings


  • 8 bamboo skewers

  • 1 cucumber - peeled, seeded, and shredded

  • 1 (12 ounce) container Greek-style yogurt

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 sprigs fresh dill, chopped

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips

  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced

  • 1 cucumber - peeled, seeded, and diced

  • ½ red onion, cut into thin 1-inch-long strips

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 8 pita bread rounds

  • 4 ounces feta cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices


  1. Soak the bamboo skewers in water for 30 to 40 minutes.

  2. Place shredded cucumber in a fine mesh sieve and press out excess liquid; allow to drain for 15 minutes.

  3. Combine yogurt, 2 cloves minced garlic, shredded cucumber, dill, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator to chill.

  4. Place chicken in a bowl and add the oregano, 2 cloves minced garlic, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; stir thoroughly and set aside in the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes.

  5. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  6. Combine tomatoes, diced cucumber, onion, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Toss to combine.

  7. Skewer the marinated chicken.

  8. Grill the chicken skewers, squeezing with juice from 1/2 a lemon while cooking, until browned and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes on each side.

  9. Heat the pita bread on the grill until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Top each heated pita bread round with chicken from 1 skewer, 1 to 2 spoonfuls of yogurt sauce, and tomato salad. Top with feta cheese slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

689 Calories
31g Fat
70g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 689
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 944mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 271mg 21%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 667mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.