Chicken Souvlaki

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Grilled chicken breast with «tsatsiki», a yogurt-garlic sauce.

«Souvlaki» (pron. soo-VLAH-kee) is a Greek specialty consisting of meat chunks that have been marinated in a mixture of oil, lemon juice, oregano, and seasonings, then grilled and served with «tsatsiki» sauce.

Marinade : 3 h Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
460 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly
  • Heart-healthy


1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
1/4 tsp salt 1 g
1/4 tsp ground pepper 1 g
1 tsp dried oregano 1 g
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into bite-size pieces 300 g
2 servings Tsatsiki Sauce 1 cup(s)
2 pita breads 90 g
aluminum foil

Before you start

The chicken can be cooked using either a broiler in the oven or using metal skewers on an outdoor grill.

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.



  1. In a shallow dish, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, and minced or pressed garlic. Cut the chicken into pieces and add them to the dish, turning to coat them well. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, turning the pieces once.

Grill or broil

  1. Heat the grill to medium. Put the chicken pieces on to skewers and grill until the meat is lightly charred on the surface, about 10 min, turning the skewers and brushing with more marinade as needed. Alternatively, preheat the broiler. Put the chicken pieces on the rack of a broiler pan, 8-10 cm from the heat. Broil them about 10 min, turning them over a few times. In the meantime, wrap the pita bread in foil and put it in the lower third of the oven to warm up.
  2. Serve the souvlaki with the tsatsiki sauce and the warmed pita bread.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (170g)


% Daily Value




14 g

21 %

Saturated 3.2 g
+ Trans 0 g

16 %


90 mg


620 mg

26 %


38 g

13 %


2 g

7 %


11 g

Net Carbs

36 g


45 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

15 %


28 %


23 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 servings
Grain Products : 1 ½ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¾ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ½ servings


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Bone-healthy, Heart-healthy
Excellent source of  :
Calcium, Folacin, Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Good source of  :
Iron, Manganese, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Source of  :
Copper, Vitamin C
Low  :
Saturated Fat
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Fruits 0
Vegetables ½
Milk and Alternatives 1
Meat and Alternatives 4
Fats 1 ½

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