This delicious and easy Chicken Souvlaki Recipe is just as good as the Greek original!

Take a trip to the Mediterranean and make up a batch or two of these deliciously tender and delicately seasoned lemon chicken skewers. This tender, juicy and flavorful chicken is so easy to make and is a real crowd pleaser!

cooked Chicken Souvlaki Recipe on skewers


Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

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What Is Chicken Souvlaki?

Souvlaki is a cooking method where the meat (beef, pork, lamb, chicken) is cooked horizontally on skewers. Gyros are made from meat that’s cooked horizontally in a cone shape. This recipe has a light marinade that brings out the light flavors of the chicken and makes it a great addition to so many other recipes!

Chicken Souvlaki Recipe in a bag before putting on skewers

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Whether it’s baked or grilled, this recipe for chicken souvlaki comes out tender and juicy every time, and it tastes so authentic!
  • These lightly flavored lemon chicken skewers are not only perfectly portable but they make a great picnic meal or even work as a party platter appetizer with a dipping sauce like tzatziki or Low Carb Ranch Dressing & Dip.
  • Low in calories, low carb, and a healthy source of protein, chicken souvlaki can be served on a salad, folded into a gyro or wrap, even topped onto cauliflower rice for an easy warm-weather dinner!

Ingredients and Variations

CHICKEN: Use tender pieces of chicken like breasts or boneless thighs. In a rush? Use frozen meatballs.

VEGGIE OPTIONS: Thread chopped veggies like zucchini, red onion, or whole mushrooms between the pieces of chicken for an entrée and side dish in one!

How to Make Chicken Souvlaki

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and chill for at least 4 hours.
  2. Soak wooden skewers for an hour & thread marinated chicken onto each skewer equally.
  3. Cook on an oiled grill per the recipe below.

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Delicious Side Dishes

Keeping it low carb, these are the best sides for chicken souvlaki! Mashed Cauliflower with Cream Cheese, Easy Homemade Zoodles, Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli, Cucumber Feta Salad, and a picnic-ready Low Carb Coleslaw. Or serve chicken souvlaki on top of a crispy green salad, for a lunch or suppertime entree.

Tips and Tricks

  • Cooking with wet skewers keeps them from burning on the grill. Try coating skewers with oil, for extra flavor!
  • For chicken, a meat thermometer that read 165°F ensures the meat is cooked through and ready.
  • Use chicken pieces of equal size so they cook at the same rate.
  • For easy clean-up, put the chicken and marinade in a large zippered bag and chill in the refrigerator instead of in a bowl. Simply toss the bag!
  • Try stirring extra lemon juice into cauliflower rice for a bright, tangy flavor to an ideal side dish!

How to Save Chicken Souvlaki

Keep chicken souvlaki in an air-tight container for 4- 5 days in the refrigerator. Use leftovers in soups, salads, or sandwiches for school or work!

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Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

Everyone will want to eat low carb with these deliciously juicy and tender lemon chicken skewers!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly


  • 4 chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • salt & black pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Soak wooden skewers in water for at least one hour. Thread chicken onto soaked skewers.
  • Cook skewers on an oiled grate turning frequently for 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165°F)
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean

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At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
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