Monday, May 13, 2013

Greek Chicken Souvlaki - Better Than Your Favorite Restaurant

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I know...

I have this marinade already posted here:

Chicken Souvlaki Dip

It is seriously the best dip ever!  However, I have received a few emails and private messages asking for the recipe.  So instead of referring and pointing you in the correct direction...
I decided to make another post for easier reference and searching.
Yes, yes, this is how much I love you! ♥

This is a totally "Greek" recipe, the flavors literally explode in your mouth!  You will never visit another Greek restaurant again.  Then, <sigh> the owners will come knocking on my door asking me why I am trying to destroy their business...
I will just laugh at them and invite them in for an amazing bite, and the rest as they "is history".

Ready for this amazingly simple but delicious recipe?  Here we go;

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 - 35 minutes
Yield: 4 skewers (chicken only) - 8 skewers (with veggies)

3 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts (or 2 large) cubed
1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped fine
1-1/2 tbsp dried marjoram or oregano (1/4 cup if using fresh herbs, chopped)
1 tsp. Dried thyme or 2 tbsp fresh chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint, diced fine or 1/2 tsp dried
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice 
2 tsp. Course sea or kosher salt
1/2 tsp. Black pepper
4 garlic cloves crushed

In a resealable plastic bag add all your marinade ingredients, add your cubed chicken, seal.  Using your fingers, manipulate marinade to make sure all chicken pieces are coated and place in fridge for 2-4 hours.

That's it, no seriously...
How simple was that, yes?  I know!  At this point you can skewer and grill them, skewer and bake them if the weather is not cooperating, or if your husband has forgotten to fill the propane tank... what

If you are like me, sometimes I just cannot be bothered to skewer, so I just place them on a baking sheet along with the marinade and bake.

Plate up with your favorite pita bread, and don't forget the tzatziki sauce!!

Tzatziki Sauce

You will be the "go to" house for a grill out all summer!!

Till next time!

Dishin with Didi


  1. This maybe dinner tonight! Wegman's has a really good tzatziki sauce or dip in their cheese section, that I use a lot, and would make it that much easier for me :-) These would be great on baseball nights.

    1. Jennifer I have used Wegman's tzatziki sauce as well, you are correct it's delicious!!!

      I hope you enjoy this recipe, so easy my friend and absolutely delicious!!

  2. You have me drooling! I will add this to the long list of your recipes I need to make! YUMMY! ♥

    1. I hope you try it Teresa, so very easy my friend!!

  3. A great recipe as always! Simple and delicious, great post Didi.

    1. Awww, thank you my sweet Melissa!! ♥

  4. Yummy Didi. On my list for sure!!!

    1. Linda dolly, I hope you try it, low fat and delicious!!