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Easy Greek Chicken Souvlaki

This Easy Greek Chicken Souvlaki is a delicious grilled chicken that tastes exactly like traditional Greek souvlaki!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Easy Greek Chicken Souvlaki
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 287kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 8 chicken thighs all visible fat removed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried Greek oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste about a pinch of both
  • 1-2 tbsp canola oil for skillet


  • Add the chicken thighs, the olive oil, the lemon juice and the wine to a glass bowl or container. Add the onion powder, garlic powder, dried basil and oregano, and the salt and pepper.
  • Toss everything together very well until it's combined and the chicken is evenly coated in the marinade. Cover the bowl or container with some plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (I've let it marinade for 4-5 hours with great results!).
  • After the chicken has marinated, remove it from the fridge and preheat your grill or skillet. Once your grill or skillet is preheated (grease the skillet with the canola oil first) discard the marinade and cook the chicken on low heat for about 8-9 minutes on the first side or until the chicken has browned nicely. Don't overcrowd your skillet or grill as this will prevent the browning process, and that's where all the flavour is!
  • Turn the chicken and brown on the other side until it has browned completely and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (75 degrees Celsius). This should take about 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill or skillet, let it rest for about 5 minutes, and then serve it with some freshly made Tzatziki Sauce for dipping!



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 237mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg