Micah Meals

Greek Chicken Souvlaki Recipe with Tzatziki

10 servings


20 minutes

active time

25 minutes

total time


10 garlic cloves, peeled

2 tbsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried rosemary

1 tsp sweet paprika (smoked or regular works fine)

1 tsp each Kosher salt and black pepper

1/4 cup Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup dry white wine

Juice of 1 lemon

2 bay leaves

2 1/2 lb organic boneless skinless chicken breast, fat removed, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces

Greek pita bread

Tzatziki Sauce (premade or find recipe on this app)


Prepare the marinade. In the bowl of a small food processor, add garlic, oregano, rosemary, paprika, salt, pepper, olive oil, white wine, and lemon juice (do NOT add the dried bay leaves yet). Pulse until well combined.

Place chicken in a large bowl and add bay leaves. Top with marinade. Toss to combine, making sure chicken is well-coated with marinade. cover tightly and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight (see note for quicker marinating option.)

Soak 10 to 12 wooden skewers in water for 30 to 45 minutes or so. Prepare Tzatziki sauce and other fixings, and if you're adding Greek salad or other sides, prepare those as well. (some sides like roasted garlic hummus may take longer, you can prepare those in advance).

When ready, thread marinated chicken pieces through the prepared skewers.

Prepare outdoor grill (or griddle). Brush grates with a little oil and heat over medium-high heat. t. Place chicken skewers on grill (or cook in batches on griddle) until well browned and internal temperature registers 160°F on instant read thermometer (it will continue cooking to 165°F as it rests). Be sure to turn skewers evenly to cook on all sides, about 5 minutes total. (Adjust temperature of grill if necessary). While grilling, brush lightly with the marinade (then discard any left marinade).

Transfer chicken to serving platter and let rest for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, briefly grill pitas and keep warm.

Assemble grilled chicken souvlaki pitas. First, spread Tzatziki sauce on pita, add chicken pieces (take them off skewers first, of course) then add veggies and olives.


Serve with Pita bread, tzatziki sauce, Kalamata olives, sautéed bell pepper and onion


Serving Size

1 skewer



Total Fat

7.7 g

Saturated Fat

1.5 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

0 g


70.5 mg


273.5 mg

Total Carbohydrate

1.8 g

Dietary Fiber

0.4 g

Total Sugars

0.2 g


22 g

10 servings


20 minutes

active time

25 minutes

total time
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