Greek Chicken Kabobs (With Authentic Tzatziki Sauce Recipe)

By: Prasanna| Published: 2:53:00 AM

Get your grill out and try these delicious Chicken Souvlaki (Greek Chicken Kabobs) with authentic Tzatziki Sauce recipe. Smoky flavored Greek kebab marinated with the delicious souvlaki marinade which is so easy and so delicious,grilled together with vegetables are what you need to try next.The Best Mediterranean chicken kabobs recipe you can make at home.

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Amazing flavors with smoky flavored Greek Chicken Kabobs (Chicken Souvlaki) is a must try recipe for the Summer.

The flavorful,soft,juicy grilled chicken cooked to perfect along with veggies and finally served with homemade authentic tzatziki sauce is the best combination for any summer party.

Chicken souvlaki recipe is very simple and easy to put together with some basic ingredients and totally under 30 mins to fix such flavorful appetizers.

This Greek chicken souvlaki is flavored with basic ingredients like lemon juice,olive oil,oregano and few readily available ingredients in your pantry and finally after grilling directly roasted for a few seconds onto the direct flame that gives the perfect restaurant style chicken kebab feel.

Another delicious kebab recipe that you can try is Murg(Chicken) Malai Kebab

Check out more information about Souvlaki from this article of Wikipedia.

best chicken souvlaki dipped in homemade tzatziki sauce

Souvlaki Recipe

The most interesting thing about this Greek chicken kebab is that the ingredients are not fancy and even the procedure so easy plus total time is under 30 mins to make this amazing dish.

Also I am sharing here is easy tzatziki sauce recipe,which is so good too.

The chicken used by me here is boneless breast meat but you can also try the boneless thigh meat and that would be great too.

Chicken Souvlaki Marinade

The marinade used in this recipe is very simple with basic ingredients and that are readily available in your pantry.

I am listing here the ingredients used in the marinade:

  • Olive Oil

  • Oregano (dried or fresh)

  • Parsley (dried)

  • Thyme ( dried)

  • Lemon Juice (optional lemon zest too)

  • Garlic minced

  • Mint Fresh

  • Balsamic Vinegar / White Vinegar

delicious greek grilled chicken skewers with veggies served with tzatziki sauce

What is the difference between a gyro and  Souvlaki?

A Gyro is Greek delicacy which is much similar to a modern day sandwich.

Normally cooked/grilled meat which is served with a pita bread along with grilled/cooked veggies and sauces,just like a sandwich.

Gyros are also referred as shawarma and is mostly prepared with pork,which normally forms  the main dish.

A Souvlaki on the other hand is grilled Greek appetizer,just like kabobs and normally served along with sides like rice/veggies too.

In Souvlaki cubes of chicken or any meat are grilled on direct flame along with veggies and served as a appetizer.

Souvlaki is also sometimes referred as Shish Kebab.

close look of delicious chicken souvlaki chicken kabobs

Authentic Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Here I have shared one of the easiest and best Tzatziki sauce recipe,very easy with few ingredients and goes so well with these smoky grilled Greek kebabs.

Here are the steps that will help you understand how to make tzatziki sauce:

  • First clean and dry the cucumbers. Scoop out the seeds and grate the cucumbers.

  • Squeeze the grated cucumber and remove the water content from the cucumber.

how to make tzatziki sauce

  • Next in a bowl take the Greek yogurt. Either make your own Greek yogurt at home or use the store bought one.

  • To make homemade Greek yogurt,take some high fat yogurt in a cheese cloth and tie it to the kitchen sink to drain out all the water from it.That's it!

  • Add the grated,squeezed cucumber and all the remaining ingredients to the sauce mix.

  • Mix well and add little extra EVVO, serve it with grilled chicken skewers.

  • This tzatziki sauce stays good in refrigerator for upto 4 days but it will slightly become watery as cucumbers will leave juices over the time.

how to make authentic tzatziki sauce

A bowl with fresh,easy authentic tzatziki sauce

Greek Chicken Kabobs

To make the best Greek Chicken Kebabs you have to marinate the chicken breast/ thigh meat for at-least 10-15 mins or even overnight to get the best flavors.

I have marinated chicken for 10 to 15 mins and then threaded them onto skewers to grill them.

Here are the easy steps to make these kebabs:

  • In a mixing bowl add the ingredients mentioned for the marinade.

  • Add the chicken pieces to the marinade,mix well and refrigerate for some time. 

  • If you are using wooden skewers then soak them at least 30 mins before using them to avoid getting burned or catching fire.

how to make souvlaki recipe

  • Next start threading the skewers with chicken pieces and alternating between onion,red and yellow bell peppers.

  • Heat the grill/grilling pan and spread some marinade mix on to the pan to avoid sticking.

  • Cook/grill for 2 mins on each side,keep turning the skewers to get even cooking.

  • I have finally held the kabobs directly on the flame for few seconds to get the smoky flavors.

grilled greek chicken kabobs

Greek Chicken Kabobs (With Authentic Tzatziki Sauce Recipe)

Savory Bites Recipes
Published 06/03/2019
Greek Chicken Kabobs (With Authentic Tzatziki Sauce Recipe)
Get you grill out this Summer and try these delicious Chicken Souvlaki (Greek Chicken Kabobs) with authentic Tzatziki Sauce recipe! Smoky flavored kebabs are what you need to try this Summer !


  • 1/2 lb/ 1.5 Cup Boneless Chicken Breast/Thigh Meat,cut in to cubes 1 Inch thick
  • For Marination:
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Oregano Dried
  • 1 tsp Parsley Dried
  • 1 tsp Thyme Dried
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • As per need Kosher Salt
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp White Vinegar/Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Mint fresh chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar
  • For Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 1/2 Cup grated,seeded Cucumber
  • 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • As per need Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove Garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili Flakes(optional)
  • Extra:
  • Veggies cut into cubes(I have used Red Onion,Green and Yellow Bell Peppers)
  • Bamboo Skewers(soak them in water for 30 mins)


  1. Wash,clean and cut the chicken pieces.
    In a mixing bowl add the ingredients mentioned for marinade.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to marinade and mix well.
    Keep it refrigerated for 15 mins.
  3. Meanwhile,in a bowl add the ingredients for the tzatziki sauce.
    mix well and keep aside.
  4. Heat a grilling pan,spread some of the marinade over the pan/grill.
    Thread the chicken alternating between onion and bell peppers on to the skewers.
  5. Grill them on each side for 2 mins,keep rotating till the chicken is cooked well.
  6. I have finally held the skewers directly onto the flame for few seconds just to get the smoky flavors.
    This step is optional.
    Please make sure that you do not burn the chicken or skewers if you are doing the final step.
  7. Serve immediately with sauce.
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 00:20:00 mins.
Cook time: 00:10:00 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Tags: kabobs,greek grilled chicken skewers,chicken souvlaki

best greek grilled chicken skewers with easy tzatziki sauce

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