Quick and easy to make Chicken Souvlaki

If you’ve holiday’d in Greece and not eaten souvlaki (unless you’re vegetarian) then you have seriously missed out. But all’s not lost, here’s a super easy recipe to make this at home.

Souvlaki is a Greek staple and can be made from any meat. Essentially its marinated meat, skewered and BBQ’d.

I made our souvlaki with chicken. As I’d not cooked this before for the family, I opted for the safe route and saved some of the un-marinated meat. I predicted correctly, with one of my children loving it and the other one opting for the plain chicken.

I only marinated the meat for about 30 mins but next time I will marinate the meat overnight to enhance the flavour more.

The cooked meat was delicious and as it was cooked on the BBQ is was moist and tender. I served this with salad and BBQ roasted potatoes of the rest of the family.

Next time I cook this I will serve it with warmed pitta bread and tzatziki.

Cook the marinated meat until it is browned all over – delicious!


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


Step 4 – add the chicken to the marinade
  1. Finely chop the garlic and add to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice, oregano and olive oil to the garlic and mix.
  3. Chop the chicken breasts into 2-3cm chunks.
  4. Add the chicken to the marinade mix and gently mix.
  5. Cover the bowl in clingfilm and place in the fridge.
  6. Marinate the meat for at least 30 mins but the longer the better to enhance the flavour.
  7. When ready to start cooking, skewer the meat onto BBQ skewers.
  8. Cook on the BBQ.


Souvlaki served with salad




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