Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

This Chicken Souvlaki Recipe is the perfect warm weather grilling recipe. You will love how tender the chicken thigh meat gets from the lemony Mediterranean marinade. The chicken is served with tzatziki and served on a pita with your favorite Greek ingredients!

This Chicken Souvlaki Recipe is the perfect way to kick off grilling season. You can’t beat chicken skewers that are marinated in a light, lemony marinade and grilled to create a juicy, tender piece of chicken.


FOR THE MARINADE – 2 Lemons, juiced – 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil – 6 garlic cloves, minced – 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar – 1 Tablespoon dried oregano – 1 teaspoon dried thyme – 1/2 teaspoon paprika – 1 teaspoon kosher salt – 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

FOR THE TZATZIKI – 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt, 2% or whole milk yogurt works best – 3 garlic cloves, minced – 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil – 1 Tablespoons white vinegar – 2 Tablespoons fresh dill – 2 cups of grated cucumber, about 1 small cucumber, squeeze out the excess juice from the cucumber – Dash of salt and pepper

FOR GREEK SALAD – 1/2 of an english cucumber, diced – 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, halved – 1/2 cup kalamata olives, halved – 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped – 1/2 cup of feta cheese – 1 teaspoon oregano – 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil – 3 Tablespoons lemon juice