Simply put, “souvlaki” means meat skewer, so today I’ll be sharing my favorite Chicken Souvlaki recipe. My kids adore it, it’s super easy so I love making it – and it’s low carb, high protein. Keto-dieters will fall in love with this easy does it recipe.
Best Chicken Soulvaki!
Pro Tip: Pop the meat cuts into the marinade for at least 2 hours. Don’t scrimp on time when it comes to marinades – it’s where all the goodness comes from!
To make this amazing “chicken on a stick” recipe, you’ll need to start with the building blocks of any good dish – your marinade. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 Lemon (juiced)
- 5 T Olive Oil (I like mine full flavored)
- 1/4 c Fresh Basil (chopped)
- 1/4 c Fresh Oregano (chopped)
- 3-4 Dill Sprigs (crushed)
- 5-10 Garlic Cloves (chopped finely)
- 2 T Salt
- A Few Cracks of Black Pepper
You’ll want to mix the lemon juice, olive oil, fresh herbs, seasonings, and all that fresh garlic. Cube your chicken and let it marinade overnight. Remember, Greek chicken recipes are all about the marinades and fresh, bright flavors that come out in each dish!
When you are prepping to cook these delicious chicken soulvaki, start by soaking your skewers for 5 minutes or so (if you are using wooden ones). If your skewers are metal, you can skip this step.
Next, stack your cubed chicken onto the skewer, leaving no space between each piece. This is important so the chicken stays juicy through the cooking process.
For Grills: Have a low to medium flame, cook for about 5 mins on each side, flipping just once per side. Always check internal temperature if using a grill or check by breaking apart one of the middle chicken cubes.
For Skillets: Set the skillet to a medium heat and same as the grill, cook for about 5 mins on either side. Once the soulvaki are cooked through, heat up your broiler and finish them off with one minute on either side.
Garnish with fresh herbs, goat cheese, and tzatziki over the top. Your family is going to love these!