My hubby and I absolutely love Greek food, as you would know from my previous posts. This Easy Chicken Souvlaki was on the menu tonight for my boys and I.
Easy Chicken Souvlaki
I didn’t have to cook two different meals as my hubby went out to a business dinner. It makes life simple when I don’t have to make two different protein.
We will save some of the pita bread and Tzatziki for him. My hubby loves all the little dips and pita bread.
My kids are not fans of Greek food, they think it’s too lemony. I love everything lemon.
However, I did convince them that eating all of the elements together does make it more interesting. And they did.
For once they listened and actually enjoyed it. I would have been upset if they didn’t because I put a whole lot of effort into making dinner.
I served these Easy Chicken Souvlaki with some Tzatziki and Pita bread. I did make everything from scratch.
The recipe for the pita bread will follow.
Please note that Greek food is not spicy. It is packed with flavour but far from the Indian food we’re used to.
All you need to make these is some chicken breasts, lemon, origanum, thyme, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil.
I am sure that most of us have all of the ingredients in our pantry. No fancy ingredients required.
Souvlaki is a popular Greek food that consists of grilled pieces of meat or fish on a skewer. So feel free to use any other meat or fish.
How to make the Chicken Souvlaki
Firstly, if you use wooden skewers you have to soak them in water for a few minutes. This prevents them from burning.
Although these skewers are best made on a grill you can also make them on the stovetop. A griddle pan will do but I threw mine out so I used an ordinary thick based pan and it worked perfectly fine.
The chicken is marinated and threaded into skewers. I added red pepper and onion. You can leave it out if you wish.
You can also add some baby marrow/zucchini if you wish.
Serving the Chicken Souvlaki
I served it with Tzatziki and Pita bread. I also had some Mediterranean cucumber and red onion on the side.
It was absolutely delicious and I could eat this everyday. You can have some fries on the side or roast potatoes too.
Although it is a little process to get to the final result, it can be made easy if you use store bought pita. Tzatziki can be found in stores too.
But nothing beats homemade so all the effort is so worth it. I loved making all the different elements, it was so therapeutic.
I hope you love this recipe as much as we do. If you do try it please drop me a comment and a star rating. It is always appreciated.
More Recipes to try:
Easy Chicken Souvlaki
- 4 chicken breasts about 700 gram
- 4 teaspoon dried oreganum
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 4 large garlic cloves minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2+ 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lemon
- 1 red pepper cut into cubes
- 1 red onion cut into cubes
- 6 wooden or metal skewers
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1 cup grated cucumber
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon chopped dill
- 2 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1&1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- If using wooden skewers soak them in water for about 15 minutes
- Cut the chicken breasts into cubes. Marinate them with the oregano, thyme, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper. Squeeze the lemon juice into the chicken and mix well. Mix in the olive oil. Refrigerate for 1 hour
- Thread the chicken with the cubes of pepper and onion into the skewers
- Heat a pan on high heat and fry the skewers for about 6 minutes on each side, turning occasionally. You can check if they're cooked after 10 minutes and if not cook for another 2 minutes
- Serve with pita bread and Tzatziki
- Grate the cucumber and squeeze all the excess liquid using a clean kitchen towel or paper towels
- In a bowl add the yogurt, garlic, dill, white vinegar and salt. Mix it all together and add the cucumber
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Drizzle the olive oil before serving
- I used one small Mediterranean cucumber for the Tzatziki. If using a large cucumber you may need about a quarter
- Greek yogurt is not easily found in supermarkets but in speciality stores, you can use the full fat yogurt