Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

This Grilled Chicken Souvlaki is a fabulous way to keep chicken night from getting boring this week!

I’m trying something a little different for the next week or so. I’ve opened up my little home here on the world wide web to other clean eating bloggers. And boy does it smell good!

Why am I doing this? Because I firmly believe that the more resources we all have for eating clean and healthy, the better off we will all be. So with that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to Liz Della Croce.

Clean eating grilled chicken souvlaki recipe served on a white plate with a twisted lemon slice.

Liz publishes The Lemon Bowl. Stop by her blog for some wonderful recipes. But don’t forget to check out the one she’s sharing with us here first. Yum!


Do you smell what I smell? It’s the sweet flavor of food on the grill.

As the weather heats up, my Chicken Souvlaki becomes a staple around the house – mainly because I always have the marinade ingredients on hand. Most likely, so do you.

Homemade marinades are easy to make, save you money and allow you to control the sodium, fat and calories in your meal.  But mainly, they are delicious and much more flavorful than anything you could buy in a bottle.

As always, this recipe is simply a guideline. No chicken? No problem. Use pork tenderloin, pork shoulder or vegetables.  Kids don’t like it spicy? Leave out the chili flakes. No lemons? Use red wine vinegar.

Whatever you do…get outside and enjoy the heat.

Your fork is waiting.


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Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Delicious chicken that won't be the same ol' boring chicken… again.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 271kcal


  • 1 ½ lbs. chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tbsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp. dried mint
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano


  • Cut chicken breasts into 2 inch sized chunks and place in a large zip loc bag.
  • In a small bowl, wisk together marinade and pour over chicken. Marinade 30 minutes or overnight.
  • When ready to grill, heat over medium-high heat rotating once until chicken is cooked through about 4 minutes per side.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 924mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. This sounds super yummy, always looking for nice ways to spice up chicken. Plus it’s also a great way for me to use all of this dried mint I have. Thank you.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      PR – My pleasure! Enjoy!

  2. Trude Wofford says:

    trying this tonight- with my israeli salad, and pita !!!!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Trude – Fantastic!

      1. Trude Wofford says:

        made it! love it!! with my israeli salad ( tomatos, cucumbers, red onions, bell peppers with olive oil and lemon juice salt and pepper) and whole wheat pita and made a little of my taziki to go on top ( ff greek yougurt, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and dill) it was a really wonderful meal

        1. graciouspantry says:

          Trude – Sounds incredible!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  3. Stephan Richard says:

    Can’t wait to try this. Love the nutritional value and I’m sure it tastes great.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Stephan – Enjoy!

  4. That looks and sounds amazing…

    1. graciouspantry says:

      LR – I hope you enjoy it!

  5. graciouspantry says:

    PB – Enjoy!

  6. I am trying this one for sure!! YUM!!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Hope you enjoy it!

  7. graciouspantry says:

    That’s awesome! So glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Sassyfrass says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I’m filing it under favorites. Delicious!!

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  10. Finally! A recipe that I can use my dried mint I got in Scotland! Thanks, can’t wait to make it!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      My pleasure!

  11. This is such a great recipe! I’m 23years old and i cook for my mum and sisters everynight, this recipe got great reviews and has been requested for a few times a week! Great for salads(no need for salad dressing because of the zing from the lemon in the chicken), wraps, and just plain old chicken and vege. Thank you so much for putting in so much effort into this site!

    Much love from Malaysia,
    Megan J.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Megan – I’m so happy you all enjoyed it! Greetings from California! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Just made this, delicious!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lainey – So glad you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Try cooking on real hardwood charcoal oil grill you can place hot coals on one side and improvise cover with inverted throwaway aluminum roasting pan which can be used to carry in all the cooked meat then cleaned and reused cut cubes smaller and put on bamboo skewers which have been presoaked in water

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Pb – Sounds delicious!

  14. Susan Parris says:

    Hi there, this looks brilliant. I’ve saved it to that zip list thingy yet have no idea how to retrieve it ???? Anyone????

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Susan – You have to log into your zip list account first. It them becomes useable from my web site. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Susan Parris says:

    Ok, thanks. I actually don’t have a zip list account. Is that accessible via your web site? I would assume so

    Thank you

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Susan – Just go to and sign up for a free account. Once you have it, don’t log out. Many recipe blogs use zip list now, so as long as you don’t log out of your account, you can use the zip list buttons on any recipe site that has it.

  16. Susan Parris says:

    great. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Susan – Sure!