Greek Chicken Souvlaki

Greek Chicken Souvlaki

This Recipe for Greek Chicken Souvlaki is Skewers of Tender Chicken Breast Marinated in Lemon, Garlic and Herbs, then, Grilled to perfection and served with a Creamy Yogurt Sauce.

This Greek chicken souvlaki was no exception – everyone happily devoured their “chicken on a stick”. This souvlaki is super simple to make, and when paired with a cool yogurt sauce, tomato cucumber relish and some store bought accompaniments, you’ll have a Mediterranean feast in no time at all.

 

This recipe for greek chicken souvlaki is skewers of tender chicken breast marinated in lemon, garlic and herbs, then grilled to perfection and served with a creamy yogurt sauce. FosterFarmsOrganic AD

 

 

The chicken is cut into chunks and dipped into a marinade of lemon juice, garlic, oregano and olive oil. It’s important to only marinate the chicken for a short period of time, less than an hour is ideal.

If the chicken sits too long in the marinade the acid from the lemon juice could make it tough. The chicken then gets threaded onto skewers and can either be grilled or broiled.

 

This recipe for greek chicken souvlaki is skewers of tender chicken breast marinated in lemon, garlic and herbs, then grilled to perfection and served with a creamy yogurt sauce. FosterFarmsOrganic AD

 

INGREDIENTS:

For the chicken skewers:

1 pound of Foster Farms® Organic boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch chunks
2 tablespoons of lemon juice (organic preferred)
3 tablespoons of organic olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
For the yogurt sauce:

1 cup of plain organic greek yogurt
½ cup of organic sour cream (or an additional ½ cup of greek yogurt if you prefer)
salt and pepper to taste
½ cup minced cucumber (I prefer the small organic persian cucumbers)
¼ cup minced fresh organic parsley or dill

For the tomato cucumber relish:
¾ cup minced cucumber (organic cucumber if possible)
¾ cup minced seeded organic tomato
2 teaspoons lemon juice (organic preferred)
1 tablespoon organic olive oil
2 tablespoons minced organic parsley
salt and pepper to taste

 

This recipe for greek chicken souvlaki is skewers of tender chicken breast marinated in lemon, garlic and herbs, then grilled to perfection and served with a creamy yogurt sauce. FosterFarmsOrganic AD

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

For the chicken skewers:

  • Step 1

Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic, along with 1 tablespoon of water, in a bowl. Add the chicken pieces and toss to coat. Marinate for at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour.

  • Step 2

Heat a grill or grill pan over medium or preheat the broiler. Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread the chicken pieces onto 4 skewers.

  • Step 3

If grilling, place the chicken on the grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through. For broiling, broil for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. While the chicken is cooking make the sauces.

 

This recipe for greek chicken souvlaki is skewers of tender chicken breast marinated in lemon, garlic and herbs, then grilled to perfection and served with a creamy yogurt sauce. FosterFarmsOrganic AD

 

For the yogurt sauce:

  • Step 4

Mix together the greek yogurt, sour cream, cucumber and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready for use, or for up to 1 day.

 

This recipe for greek chicken souvlaki is skewers of tender chicken breast marinated in lemon, garlic and herbs, then grilled to perfection and served with a creamy yogurt sauce. FosterFarmsOrganic AD

 

 

For the relish:

  • Step 5

Combine the tomato, cucumber and parsley in a bowl. Stir in the lemon juice and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready for use, or for up to 1 day.

  • Step 6

Serve the chicken skewers with the yogurt sauce and cucumber relish, as well as flatbread, hummus and olives if desired.

 

This recipe for greek chicken souvlaki is skewers of tender chicken breast marinated in lemon, garlic and herbs, then grilled to perfection and served with a creamy yogurt sauce. FosterFarmsOrganic AD

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