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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

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2003


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Recipe Summary

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


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

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

  • 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. 

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; calories from fat 19%; fat 4.7g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 2.3g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 30.9g; carbohydrates 12.3g; fiber 2.4g; cholesterol 69mg; iron 1.4mg; sodium 705mg; calcium 161mg.