Chicken Souvlaki is Greek chicken kabobs marinated in fresh herb oregano (my fav), garlic, lemon, olive oil and seasonings. So simple, but amazingly flavorful chicken kabobs, Chicken Souvlaki is must try for every Mediterranean food lover! *Gluten free, carb-free, low-fat, paleo, and whole-30 diet friendly.
1.5 lbs Chicken (3-4 boneless breast or 12-14 chicken tenders)
3 tbsp Oregano (fresh leaves, or 1.5 tbsp dried, or mix half-half)
1 tbsp Garlic (about 4-5 garlic cloves, fresh minced)
3 tbsp Coronado Taste of Oils Garlic Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Lemon (juice, about 1 large lemon’s juice)
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
2 tbsp Parsley (fresh leaves, chopped)
1/2 tsp Chili Flakes
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper (freshly cracked)
Grilled Pita, for Serving (optional)
1. Prepare Souvlaki Marinade: To make the Souvlaki Marinate, in a wide bowl (with a lid) or in seal-able bag, add all ingredients except chicken in the ingredient list above. Mix well and set aside.
2. Marinate Chicken: Slice chicken breast into small 1-2 inch pieces. Add to the marinade and coat into the marinade. Cover with lid (or close the bag), refrigerate until ready to use. Marinating for 20-30 minutes tenderize the meat and makes it very flavorful. You can marinate it up-to overnight.
3. Make Chicken Skewers and Grill: For grilling, preheat grill. Skew pieces of marinated chicken souvlaki into the skewers. I **skewed about 4-5 long tenders per skewer. Grill on preheated grill until chicken is fully cooked from all sides.
4. Grill Pita and Serve Chicken Souvlaki: If serving grilled pita on side, spray oil on grill pita bread until nice grill marks appear on both sides (30 sec to 1 minute each side). Serve on side with Chicken Souvlaki! Serve and enjoy!
Recipe first featured here.