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grilled souvlaki with vegetables and greek yogurt sauce

Easy Greek Souvlaki

This Chicken Souvlaki is grilled to perfection and marinated in a deliciously bright marinade with citrus, red wine vinegar, and fresh parsley. Tender and filled with flavor, this chicken souvlaki can be served with pita bread, fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, and Greek yogurt sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Diet Gluten Free, Low Fat
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 457kcal
Author Rena
Cost $15


  • lb chicken breast , boneless and skinless - cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt Kosher
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper ground
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Greek Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or to taste
  • ½ cup grated cucumber squeezed
  • ¼ cup fresh dill minced
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

To Serve

  • 1 English cucumber sliced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes quartered
  • ½ cup kalamata olives pitted


  • In a mixing bowl whisk the lemon juice, zest, oil, honey, vinegar and seasonings. Stir in the chicken pieces and mix to coat. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 15 minutes or more if refrigerated.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine all yogurt sauce ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto 6-8 skewers.
  • Preheat a grill pan or an outdoor grill to medium heat.
  • Add chicken skewers and cook, flipping them several times, for around 10-12 minutes in total.
  • Serve the chicken skewers with the yogurt sauce and freshly chopped veggies like cucumber, tomatoes and pitted kalamata olives.


  • Be sure to cook the chicken to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • You can use maple syrup in place of the honey.
  • If using bamboo skewers, then be sure to soak them in water prior to use.
  • Use fresh garlic if possible.
  • For a dairy-free version, use plant-based yogurt.


Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1083mg | Potassium: 1111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 981IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2mg