Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Chicken Souvlaki

Hankering for some mouthwatering chicken souvlaki? There’s no need to troop all the way to a Greek taverna when you can easily make your own. This recipe makes use of a classic, all-around marinade that works equally well with pork and lamb. Fire up your grill and cook away!

For the marinade:

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp chopped red onions
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed

For the tzatziki

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup seeded and diced cucumber
  • 1 (125-ml) pack plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 zucchini, sliced into 16 cubes
  • 4 small onions, quartered
  • 16 cherry tomatoes or 4 small tomatoes, quartered
  • olive oil for basting
  • grilled pita bread, to serve (optional)

1.  Combine all ingredients for the marinade; mix well. Add cubed chicken breast and marinate for 6 hours or overnight.

2.  Make the tzatziki: Sprinkle salt on diced cucumber. Place on a strainer and let stand for 30 minutes to draw out the moisture from the cucumber. Mix cucumber with the rest of the ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper.

3.  Thread chicken on a skewer, alternating with 1 zucchini cube, 1 onion quarter, and 1 cherry tomato. Repeat to make a total of 14 to 16 skewers.

4.  Lightly brush chicken with oil. Grill on an iron griddle or over charcoal for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with tzatziki and grilled pita bread, if desired.

Marinated the chicken overnight

Soaked the sticks in water to avoid burning them
Homemade tzatziki



  1. this i got to try! love greek food :)

  2. Oh ! Yum !!!!! The refreshing tzatziki really goes well with that chicken inasal ! :D

  3. I love this blog. I will definitely be back here. In the meantime, I'll make me some Souvlaki!

  4. Sarap! I love cherry tomatoes. I just hope they are not that expensive lang, hehehe!

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  5. Wow looks yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  6. mouth-watering chicken recipe.
    -daddy allan (Bc Blogger)

  7. Looks yummy at mukang madali pa syang lutuin no? I will try this!

  8. did you eat the salad? hihi. that would be a first. :)

  9. That looks really yummy. Very tempted to try making it.

  10. That looks sooooooo inviting! Thank you so much for sharing this, and I;ll be adding this to my Pinterest board :) If i ever try it, i'll let you know :)

  11. Huhu we don't have grill at home :(
    I wonder if it's ok to fry / cook it? Ala-chicken teriyaki? XD

  12. This looks delicious but it seems like a lot of work to whip up this dish. I think I'd rather just dine in a Greek taverna. Tee-hee!

  13. yummmyyy! if only i can grab it from the monitor and taste it. haha

  14. OMG looks so kebab-like-yummylicious!!!! Nakakagutom! :)(MommyPracticality | BC Bloggers | CommEx Aug. 8

  15. This is my hubby's kind of food. Will go back to your blog when I need to cook a big meal for him.:)