Chicken Souvlaki

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Greek Chicken Souvlaki Ingredients

  • Chicken:
  • Vegetable Oil:
  • Oregano:
  • Bon Appetite:
  • Lemon Juice:
  • Salt & Pepper:
  • Garlic Powder:

How to make Chicken Souvlaki

This recipe is amazing! My husband and I were lucky enough to go to Greece a year ago (2019) and while we were there we had a driver that shared some of his family recipes, and this one has been a hit with my family (even my little’s). It’s tender, juicy, and packed with flavor! The great thing about this recipe for souvlaki is it’s so versatile, you can use Pork, Turkey, Chicken, or Lamb. Our favorite is Chicken!

  1. First you need to make your marinade. Add all of you ingredients into a medium size bowl, and mix with a wire whisk, or a fork.

2. Cut up 3lbs of Pork, Turkey, Chicken or Lamb into 1 inch pieces. Add the chicken into you marinade and let set overnight in the refrigerator. Hint: the longer you marinate the more flavor the meat will have. I have also seen people put the marinade and meat in a large zip lock bag to have clean up and storage easier.

3. Next, you need to Thread the meat onto the skewers. This is where you can really use your imagination! I love to use fresh veggies from my garden. Some of our favorites to add are cherry tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, purple onions, and green and red peppers.

4. Finally, it’s time to grill! Make sure you preheat, and clean your grill. I like to use a grill spray to keep the meat from sticking. You could also us oil, simply put it on a paper towel and rub on the grates using your grilling tongs.

Some important tips for grilling.

  • Chicken needs to be cooked until the internal temperature is 165F.
  • Pork needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145F.
  • Lamb needs to be cooked to to at least 140F. (140F for medium rare, 150F for medium, and 160F for well done).

If you are cooking all of these meats make sure that you are timing them right. With chicken going first, then pork, and last lamb. This will help all the meat be done around the same time.

Can I Make This In The Oven?

Yes, Turn your oven to broil and let it heat up and move the rack all the way to the top. Then, line a large baking sheet with foil and place the the chicken souvlaki on skewers at least 1/2 inch apart. Broil 5-6 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

What To Serve Them With

Greek Souvlaki

Recipe by Shanna Course: MainCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy
Servings

5

servings
Prep Time

25

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 3lbs or either chicken, pork, turkey, or lamb

  • 3/4 cup of vegetable oil

  • 1tbls. Greek or Mediterranean oregano

  • 1/4 tsp. Bon Appetite

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp. salt

  • 2 tsp. black pepper

  • 2 tsp. garlic powder

Directions

  • Mix all of the above ingredients together in a medium size bowl.
  • Cut 3lbs of meat into 1 inch pieces, and place in the marinade bowl. Let meat marinate overnight. The longer the meat marinates the more flavor it will have.
  • Thread meat and your choice of veggies onto skewers. I prefer metal skewers because I can reuse the. If you use the disposable wood ones make sure you soak them in water for about a half hour. This will make it so they don’t burn as bad when you are grilling.
  • Grill and enjoy! *Try squeezing fresh lemon juice over the top of the before eating, its amazing!
    ****Some important tips for grilling. Make sure you preheat, and clean your grill. I like to use a grill spray to keep the meat from sticking. You could also use oil, simply put it on a paper towel and rub on the grates using your grilling tongs.

    * Chicken needs to be cooked until the internal temperature is 165F.

    * Pork needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145F.

    * Lamb needs to be cooked to to at least 140F. (140F for medium rare, 150F for medium, and 160F for well done).

    If you are cooking all of these meats make sure that you are timing them right. With chicken going first, then pork, and last lamb. This will help all the meat be done around the same time.

Notes

  • This recipe is so versatile. Mix it up, try adding tons of different veggies to add different flavors!
  • If you use wooden skewers make sure you soak them in water for at least 30 min. This will help the skewers not burn when you are grilling.
  • Pita bread and a nice Greek salad go great with Greek Souvlaki!

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