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chicken souvlaki on pita bread

Greek Chicken Souvlaki

Greek Chicken Souvlaki is tender and juicy, easy to make and full of flavor. These marinated chicken kabobs are seasoned with Greek Oregano, garlic and lemon juice. So simple, everyone will be asking for more meat skewers! Instructions for charcoal bbq or indoor griddle/gas grill with video tutorial.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword chicken kabobs, chicken skewers, Greek Chicken Souvlaki
Marinade Time 12 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 12 Skewers wooden or metal



  • 2 lbs /1 kg chicken breast boneless and skinless

Souvlaki Marinade

  • ½ cup oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice juice of 2 lemons
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons Greek oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper



  • Cut the chicken into cubes into 1-½ inch cubes.

Souvlaki Marinade

  • Place the chicken into a Ziploc bag, add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Greek oregano, salt and pepper and shake until coated. Refrigerate overnight.

Grilling Chicken Souvlaki

  • If using wooden skewers, submerge them in water and soak overnight. If in a hurry, soak for a minimum of 1 hour.
  • Thread the marinated chicken pieces through the skewers.
  • Prepare the outdoor charcoal grilll, griddle or bbq on medium high heat. Spray the bbq/griddle with oil. Place skewers on grill, cook and flip until the internal temperature is at 160°F/71°C (using an instant-read thermometer).
  • Remove from grill and serve with Pita bread and Meze appetizer sides.