Authentic Greek Chicken Souvlaki

November 23, 2021

Chicken Souvlaki is full of rich and exotic flavors. Try this recipe for an authentic greek souvlaki.

Souvlaki is crazy famous in Greece. It is a gem full of the delicious taste of chicken kebab, pitta bread, tzatziki, and fresh veggies. It is easy to make. You just have to be a little patient in making the dish with perfection.

Here, we have presented you the A-Z of how you can make authentic Greek chicken souvlaki at your home. Follow the recipe to make this yummy dish to enjoy a great moment with your family and friends.

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Taste Score: %95
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 45 mins
Cooking 40 mins
Total 85 mins

Tips

  • Make sure that your chicken pieces are perfect for making kebab size pieces.
  • The ingredients you are using must be fresh so that they can deliver the perfect essence of the street food of Greece.
  • While making the dough, be sure to use only the exact amount of water needed. Otherwise, it will ruin the consistency of the dough.
  • Let the dough have its time to rise and shine.
  • After marinating the chicken, let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours so that the chicken can soak up all the beautiful flavors inside.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Put the chicken into a big bowl and add all the marinade ingredients along with salt and pepper. Massage the chicken thighs thoroughly with the marinades.
  2. Take a plastic wrap and wrap the bowl tightly. Put it in the refrigerator for 3 hours minimum.
  3. For the pitta bread, take a bowl. Add the white bread flour, dried yeast, sugar, and ½ tsp salt. Mix them well.
  4. Pour 150 ml of water together with 2 teaspoons of olive oil into a bowl. Make a good dough and wrap the dough with kitchen foil. Let rest until doubled.
  5. Once done, cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll it out into thin circles. Then again put them in oiled cling film for 15-20 minutes.
  6. It’s time to make the tzatziki. Cut the cucumber in halves lengthwise and take out all the seeds. Then chop it into fine slices and mix them along with the yogurt, mint, garlic, and lemon juice. Let the mixture chill in the freeze.
  7. Preheat a grill or griddle pan on a high heat. Take a roasting tin and put foil paper on its surface.
  8. Take 4 metal skewers and thread the chicken thighs onto the metal skewers. 1 metal skewer can hold up to 3 chicken thighs. Put the skewers into the griller carefully. Line the roasting tin underneath.
  9. Take a big pan and heat over medium-high flame. Brush some oil on the surface of the bread. Put them on the pan one at a time. Let it sizzle for 1-2 minutes on the surface and once bubbles appear on one side, flip the bread and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes until it is golden brown. Keep your bread warm until eating them.
  10. Meanwhile, don’t forget to cook your chicken thighs alternately, turning them for 5-7 minutes gaps.
  11. Now put the chicken thighs under the grill. Cook for 15-20 minutes while brushing them with oil and the leftover juice on the roasting tin. Keep turning it occasionally to spread the same flavor all over the chicken.
  12. Once your chicken thighs are perfectly cooked, remove them from the oven and let them sit for 5 minutes.
  13. It’s time to serve your perfect chicken souvlaki. Take a plate and put the pitta bread first. Then cut the chicken thighs from 1 skewer into four kebab size pieces. Top it with lettuce, tomato, red onion slices, and the delicious tzatziki.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chicken Souvlaki
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories318
% Daily Value*
Protein 51 g102%
Total Fat 11 g14.1%
Cholesterol 134 mg44.7%
Sodium 374 mg16.3%
Potassium 747 mg15.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What is Greek Souvlaki?

Souvlaki is a famous street food of Greece. Its made of meat marinated with various spices and herbs. The word “Souvlaki” means meat on skewers. First, the meat gets marinated then it is put onto the skewers and grilled.

Greece is known for its ancient history all over the world. And it’s time to look at the tasty yummy street foods available there.

What to Serve with The Greek Souvlaki?

For a complete meal, serve with Greek Tzatziki Sauce, french fries or rice pilaf, and a Greek salad. This dish usually goes well with light red wine or beer.

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How to Store Greek Souvlaki?

This dish is quite convenient for storing. You can easily store the leftover souvlaki in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for 4 days. It will be perfect to consume it chilled within your salad or you can heat it up anytime wrapped up in pita bread and enjoy it.

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