Summer is the perfect time to make that simple and delicious Greek dish, Chicken Souvlaki! Marinating chicken with the flavors of lemon and garlic – a perfect combination in my book! You can grill the chicken or bake it in the oven – whatever is convenient for you. I had plans to grill this, but with downpours all day, I decided to bake them instead – and they were delicious!

By the way – this goes perfectly served with my cool, Greek Tzatziki Sauce! Serve the sauce on the side for dipping, OR chop up the chicken, place in a Pita or a Stonefire Naan (individual size), add a hefty dollop of Tzatziki, and lettuce, Makes a VERY yummy sandwich!

Chicken Souvlaki served up on a Stonefire Naan with my homemade Tzatziki Sauce!

Chicken Souvlaki
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Lemon, garlic and oregano blend together to marinate fresh chicken breast in this Greek tradition recipe!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano (or 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh oregano)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt (I used sea salt)
  • 2-4 cloves of fresh garlic, minced (I used three!)
  • 4 chicken breasts
  1. In a large baggie, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Seal the baggie and shake to combine.
  3. Allow to rest for 30 minutes in the fridge, or until ready to grill or cook.
  4. Grill on medium high heat, turning once or twice, until instant read meat thermometer inserted into the chicken breast reads 165 degrees. (approximately 15-20 minutes)
  5. Alternative Cooking Method: Place on a greased baking sheet and cook for approximately 20-30 minutes in a 400 degree oven. They are done when instant read meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.

Enjoy this wonderful greek recipe! OPA!

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