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Chicken Souvlaki Recipe (with BEST Greek yogurt chicken marinade)!

Juicy, tender and bursting with flavor this chicken souvlaki recipe is really the best one! Serve on your next gathering or as a healthy and easy dinner for you and your family.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Dinner, Keto, Paleo
Servings: 10 skewers
Calories: 240kcal


For The Souvlaki:

  • 1 kg / 2 lb + 5 oz chicken breasts
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • olive oil
  • dried oregano
  • 10 wooden skewers

For The Souvlaki Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mild mustard
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ small onion
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano


For The Souvlaki Marinade:

  • Add all of the ingredients for the marinade in a blender and blend until smooth paste forms.

For The Souvlaki:

  • Cut the chicken to bite-sized 1,5-inch (3 cm) pieces. Add in a food container.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add the marinade and mix well to spread all over the chicken. Put the lid on and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 2 hours before cooking.
  • Soak the wooden skewers in water for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the stem and seeds of the bell pepper and cut into 1,5-inch (3cm) pieces.
  • Remove stem and inside of the tomato, leaving only the skin. Cut the tomato and the onion in 1,5-inch (3cm) pieces as well.
  • Start threading the skewers by adding one piece of pepper, 1-2 pieces of meat, one piece of onion, 1-2 pieces of meat, one piece of tomato and 1-2 pieces of meat until you reach the end of the skewer.
  • Heat your grill, griddle, or grill pan over high heat. Grease well with oil. Drop heat to medium-high and add the Souvlakis. Cook for about 12-15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meat reads 80°C / 176°F on an instant-read thermometer.
    Turn every 3 minutes to cook evenly all around.
  • Make the Ladolemono Dressing. Add ⅔ olive oil to the 2 juiced lemons. Whisk for a minute or two until it thickens. Or you can use a squeeze bottle and shake until combined.
  • Pour Ladolemono over the meat right as it comes out of the grill. Sprinkle with dried oregano and you're ready to serve!


Serving: 1Souvlaki | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg