Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce


Chicken souvlaki skewers are marinated Greek kabobs. Fantastic flavor for chicken. The marinade can also be used for pork.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins



  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 6 wooden skewers, or as needed


  • 1 (6 ounce) container plain Greek-style yogurt

  • ½ cucumber - peeled, seeded, and grated

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Prepare kabobs: Combine olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, oregano, and salt in a large resealable bag. Add chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air and seal the bag; marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  2. Prepare sauce: Mix yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt together in a bowl. Refrigerate sauce for flavors to blend, 1 to 2 hours.

  3. Soak wooden skewers in a bowl of cold water for about 15 minutes. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Remove chicken from marinade and thread onto the soaked skewers. Discard unused marinade.

  5. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently until browned on all sides and chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 7 to 8 minutes per side. Serve with tzatziki sauce.

    close up view of Chicken Souvlaki on skewers with Tzatziki Sauce in a bowl, salad and pita on a blue plate
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Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
17g Fat
3g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 236mg 5%

* 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.

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