This recipe for greek chicken souvlaki is skewers of tender chicken breast marinated in lemon, garlic and herbs, then grilled to perfection and served with a creamy yogurt sauce. FosterFarmsOrganic AD
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Chicken Souvlaki

This recipe for greek chicken souvlaki is skewers of tender chicken breast marinated in lemon, garlic and herbs, then grilled to perfection and served with a creamy yogurt sauce.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword chicken skewers, Chicken Souvlaki
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 356kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

For the chicken skewers:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced

For the yogurt sauce:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or an additional 1/2 cup of greek yogurt if you prefer)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup minced cucumber (I prefer the small persian cucumbers)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley or dill

For the tomato cucumber relish:

  • 3/4 cup minced cucumber
  • 3/4 cup minced seeded tomato
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • For the chicken skewers: Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic, along with 1 tablespoon of water, in a bowl.
  • Add the chicken pieces and toss to coat. Marinate for at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium or preheat the broiler.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread the chicken pieces onto 4 skewers.
  • If grilling, place the chicken on the grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through.
  • For broiling, broil for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • While the chicken is cooking make the sauces.
  • For the yogurt sauce: Mix together the Greek yogurt, sour cream, cucumber and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  •  Refrigerate until ready for use, or for up to 1 day.
  • For the relish: Combine the tomato, cucumber and parsley in a bowl. Stir in the lemon juice and olive oil.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready for use, or for up to 1 day.
  • Serve the chicken skewers with the yogurt sauce and cucumber relish, as well as flatbread, hummus and olives if desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 18.7mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1.2mg