2 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and about 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce)

Chicken Souvlaki features the fresh-tasting combination of lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil that is so prevalent in Greek cuisine. Serve it alongside a Greek salad of chunked tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese. Tzatziki is a traditional Greek yogurt-based sauce flavored with lemon, garlic, and crisp cucumbers. (Try more Greek Recipes). This meal is easily one of our favorite chicken recipes

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare souvlaki, combine the first 5 ingredients in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake to combine. Add chicken to bag; seal and shake to coat. Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning once.

Step 2

Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Thread the chicken and zucchini, alternately onto each of 4 (8-inch) skewers.

Step 3

Heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add skewers; cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once.

Step 4

To prepare tzatziki sauce, combine cucumber, yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 garlic clove, stirring well. Serve the tzatziki sauce with souvlaki.

Chef's Notes

These kabobs can be made for an appetizer or for a meal. They will keep well and make a perfect next-day lunch. You can customize your kabobs by adding tomatoes, peppers, or any vegetable of your choosing. 

Ratings & Reviews

July 02, 2018
Everything you said is spot on. I learned to make tzaziki in Greece.  We added fresh Dill and red wine vinegar to taste. It's perfect. 

gidget265's Review

May 17, 2013
We loved this!!! I would strongly recommend a lot of red peppers and green peppers and red onions on the skewers. Actually, didn't care for the zucchini... would leave that off next time. Will definitely make this many times more!

AmandaNuchols's Review

October 17, 2010
Fantastic! I made this for a dinner party and got rave reviews from all of my guests. I served it with fresh homemade tabouli and a cucumber/tomato/onion/feta salad. Instead of using an outdoor grill, I cooked the skewers indoors on the panini setting of my Cuisinart Griddler - worked perfectly. :-)

DebraG's Review

August 03, 2011
This was easy and so good. I ended up cooking the chcken and squash in a fry pan due to an enexpected thunderstorm and it was still outstanding.

jtrimm's Review

May 05, 2009
Simple yet outstanding. Highly recommended.

Sgaffen's Review

June 11, 2014

Margie86's Review

July 22, 2010
Wonderful and easy. I didn't have time to put on skewers so cooked chicken and zucchini in grill basket on the grill. I used the leftovers to make sandwiches on pita bread the next day. Will definitely make again.

springhilllad's Review

June 22, 2010
Excellent flavour, simple to make. Used boneless thighs-more flavour. Difficulty shredding the cucumber-can't use food processor as it makes it too watery.

ktleyed's Review

July 31, 2012
This was good, the sauce was delish but next time I'm going to add red onion to the skewers, it just needed some more zing to it, and I'll add the zucchini to the marinade as well.

corabael's Review

June 11, 2012
Absolutely delicious recipe! Made this tonight. Followed the recipe to the letter, but doubled the amount (and still didn't have quite enough for my ravenous family!). I didn't make the tzatziki this time around but I'm planning to the next time we make it. I served it with some flatbread, feta and lettuce/tomatoes/onions for the family members who wanted to turn it into a "sandwich". Will definitely be making it again!