How to make it

  • 1. To prepare this chicken souvlaki recipe, start by preparing the marinade. Cut the chicken breasts into 1 in (2.5 cm) pieces and place them in a large bowl, along with all the marinade ingredients. Use your hands to mix really well, cover and marinate for 30-60 minutes. Or use the ziplock bag trick.
  • 2. In the meantime prepare the tzatziki sauce. Pour the olive oil and grated garlic in a blender and blend until combined.
  • 3. Remove the skin and the seeds of the cucumber and grate it into a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and leave aside for 10 minutes. Wrap the grated cucumber in a towel and squeeze, in order to get rid of the excess water. In a bowl, add the cucumber, the blended garlic and oil, the yogurt, 1-2 Tbs. of red wine vinegar, a pinch of salt and blend, until the ingredients are combined. Store the tzatziki sauce in the fridge and always serve cold.
  • 4. To assemble the chicken souvlaki skewers, cut the bamboo skewers to fit your cast iron skillet and soak them in water. Thread the chicken pieces, comfortably, on the skewers.
  • 5. Preheat the skillet on a high heat. Cook the chicken souvlaki skewers for about 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until nicely colored on all sides and cooked through. Don’t overcook.
  • 6. While your chicken souvlaki is cooking, warm up your pita bread in the oven, or microwave. Just get them warm; you want them soft and chewy.
  • 7. To serve the chicken souvlaki skewers, slice 2 red onions and place on a platter, with some sliced lettuce; then the chicken souvlaki skewers, top with diced tomatoes, drizzle with some olive oil and a good squeeze of lemon juice. Serve while still warm with some pita breads and tzatziki sauce.
  • You can also serve the chicken souvlaki wrapped, like a sandwich. Slice some pitas and spread some tzatziki sauce on the inside. Stuff it with the chicken souvlaki sliced onions, lettuce, tomatoes and add a bit more tzatziki sauce and Enjoy!

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  • DIZ3 4 years ago
    We used to frequent a Greek restaurant that was well know for their souvlaki. After we moved, I managed to copycat their recipe and I must say, your recipe is pretty darn close. :)
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