Greek Chicken Souvlaki

One of my favorite chicken recipes is greek chicken souvlaki. It’s simple, easy, and healthy! I love that it takes only a few seconds to mix together a marinade that provides a pack of flavor. It’s perfect for all year round whether you grill it on the barbecue or roast it in the oven.

Greek Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

Chicken Souvlaki

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It’s the middle of the polar vortex as I write this and as much as I prefer chicken souvlaki grilled, it’s too freaking cold to grill. So baked it is!

Greek chicken souvlaki makes me remember the days of the Greek restaurants I used to visit when I lived in Edmonton and Leduc.

healthy bbq chicken kebabs

I love Greek food but unfortunately, they’re a rare commodity up in Northern British Columbia.

My old workaround was a souvlaki seasoning from a food specialty company but they’re hard to come by (I don’t even know if they make them anymore). It was time to step it up and make one from scratch.

Chicken Souvlaki Marinade

A bowl with chicken souvlaki marinade and raw chicken, cut into chunks.

This recipe is so easy to throw together:

  • lemons
  • oregano
  • olive oil
  • garlic (lots of it)
  • parsley
  • Canadian chicken

I love that chicken is so versatile. You can create just about anything with this one ingredient. In this case, I added a few healthy flavors to transform chicken into Greek chicken souvlaki.

Raw chicken, red pepper, purple onion, and zucchini skewered onto a kebab in a greek marinade.

So why Canadian chicken?

Chicken that has been raised by a Canadian Farmer is held to the highest standards. It’s audited by a third party to ensure that the chickens are raised in quality and humane practices. They have to follow an on-farm food safety program along with high animal care standards.

In addition to the high-quality chicken, I love supporting Chicken Farmers of Canada because it’s a family affair.

Did you know 90% of Canadian chicken farms are family owned and operated?

So how can you ensure that your chicken offers everything that I’ve touched upon? Easy, look for the Raised By a Canadian Farmer logo on your chicken! (see below).

Made by a chicken farmer

What to Serve with Chicken Souvlaki

Here’s what goes with greek chicken souvlaki:

If you have leftovers, try this Greek Pizza with Tzatziki Drizzle.

Greek Chicken Kebabs recipe - an easy souvlaki marinade!

How to Make Chicken Souvlaki

healthy chicken skewers

Whenever I have had chicken souvlaki in restaurants, the skewers have straight meat.

However, for the sake of my need to up my vegetable intake, I added some vegetables to the greek chicken kebabs.

PS: Search the recipe sections over at Chicken.ca to discover more healthy recipes. Don’t forget to follow them over at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

A bowl of hummus swirled with olive oil in the foreground with chicken souvlaki in the background.

I highly recommend serving these chicken kebabs with a garlic hummus. I used a store bought brand, swirled it with my spoon and drizzled a little olive oil and topped with parsley to fancify it.

Greek Chicken Souvlaki Recipe
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5 from 6 votes

Chicken Souvlaki

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Chicken souvlaki, greek
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 341kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsps fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsps dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 zucchini sliced in coins
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into large cubes
  • 1 purple onion quartered

Instructions

  • If you're using wooden skewers, soak them in water a few hours before.

Chicken Marinade

  • In a large bowl, add the oil, lemon juice and zest, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper. Whisk together and add the cubed chicken. Cover and let marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours (minimum, overnight is best).
  • Preheat over to 450.
  • Take the chicken out and alternative cubed chicken and each one of the vegetables on a skewer. 
  • Line on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 25 - 30 minutes (depending on the size of your chicken cubes). Turning at the 15 minute mark.
  • Service with greek salad, rice, or greek potatoes. 

Notes

If you have leftovers, this is delicious on a salad the next day.
Weight Watchers: 3 Freestyle Points. The only item with points is olive oil. Can recommend using lemon juice only instead of oil for a zero point recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1skewer | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 925mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 56.4mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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Chicken veggie kebabs on a white platter with hummus, tzatziki, and greek salad.

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12 comments on “Greek Chicken Souvlaki”

  1. This looks like a great recipe for us to try this week! I’m adding it to my meal plan right now! Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    This is everything I love about Greek food. All those veggies look so wonderful next to the chicken!

  3. That sounds so good and bonus that it’s on a stick. My kids love eating food off of sticks!

  4. 5 stars
    Yum! This chicken recipe sounds so flavorful and beyond delicious. Putting everything together on skewers really makes it easy too!

  5. 5 stars
    This chicken dish looks so yummy! I cannot wait to try this recipe at home! 

  6. I need to get some of this marinade prepped and ready to go. This looks like a delicious dinner option.

  7. It looks sooo good and healthy! I can’t wait to try it! 

  8. I love how easy this is to make! This will surely be a winner in our house. Yum!

  9. 5 stars
    This dish has my name all over it! I love all the fresh veggies you used.

  10. 5 stars
    I never tried greek chicken souvlaki before but this looks totally awesome. I would love to try this sometime.

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