Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Greek chicken skewers

Also called chicken souvlaki, these grilled bites of chicken are lightly flavored and perfectly complemented with some cucumber salad and fresh veggies, rolled up in a soft, whole-wheat pita bread.


4 chicken thighs
3 cloves of garlic
0.5 lemon
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp olive oil

Chop the chicken thighs into bite-sized, equal pieces. Zest and juice the lemon and mince the garlic. Mix the chicken with all the ingredients, including all the lemon juice and 0.5 tsp of lemon zest. Marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers. I prefer the reusable, metal ones. Arrange the chicken pieces, so all pieces on a skewer are about the same size.

Grill on a medium-high temperature grill until done: browned outside, juices run clear.

Serve with all the trimmings.


  1. I'll try to do this too. What kind of grill do you use? any recommendation?

  2. I actually used a small electric grill ($20 from Amazon). But when we had it at Hibben, we just used a standard charcoal grill. Good luck!