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

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!

Martin Townshend

August 29, 2016
Really good with Greek salad and Greek lemon pilaf. I use ready made Tzatziki and garlic granules in the marinade but it turns out great ever time.

Sgaffen's Review

June 11, 2014

gkd1029's Review

April 13, 2014

SherriiBerrii's Review

June 18, 2013

stellacorona's Review

April 26, 2013
this is just soooo good! have made it many times. i add onion to the skewers, and use less lemon juice in the tzatziki. perfect for company.

NYoung003's Review

April 22, 2013

Onecentinvegas's Review

August 11, 2012
Husband LOVED this; I thought it was only OK, nothing to jump up and down about. It makes an easy meal on a hot summer evening. Served with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and warm pitas for a light dinner sandwich.

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!