Chicken Souvlaki

This is a very popular Greek fast food dish, you can use almost any meat you want since we will use a very acidic marinade which tenderizes the meat. It is, like many recipes here, quick and easy, and is definitely the one dish to make before packing up the grill for the winter.


You need:

  • 2 lbs of chicken (thigh or breast)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tbsp mint
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

How to make this:

  1. Soak the wood skewers in warm water for 30 min, you will need about 3-4 skewers per lb of meat
  2. Cut the chicken into 1 inch or 2 cm chunks, cut the onion into quarters, mix them with mint, oregano, rosemary, thyme, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and white wine vinegar and let it marinate for 30 min
  3. Put them on wooden skewers, separate each piece of meat with a slice of onion, this will keep the meat juicy
  4. Heat up a grill to medium-high (205C/400F – 230C/450F), cook them on each side for about 3 min
  5. If you don’t have a grill, cook them in a 205C/400F degree oven for 15 min, then turn on broil for 1 min on each side
  6. Serve it with some Pita bread and Tzatziki sauce

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