Chicken Souvlaki

I love Greek food.  LOVE IT!  Wait, do I say that about all food?  Right.  So back to Greek food.  

Souvlaki is a shish kebab.  It can be a variety of meats, but lamb is the most traditional.  For me, I can't afford lamb every time I have a hankering for Greek food.  So the next substitute is chicken.  The marinade is simple - equal parts lemon juice, olive oil, and soy sauce.  Add oregano and garlic and you have a wonderful, light marinade.  You can eat the souvlaki as is, right off the grill, or you can stuff it into a pita to make a Gyro (or sandwich).  Serve with Tzatziki, Lemon Rice, and Hummus for a great meal.

Chicken Souvlaki


1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tsp. dried oregano
3 cloves garlic, crushed
4 lbs. chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 medium red onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 green bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces


1. In a large glass bowl, mix together lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, oregano, and garlic. Add chicken, onions, and peppers, and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

2. Preheat grill on medium-high heat. Thread chicken, onions, and peppers onto skewers. (These are also great done in the broiler! The marinade keeps them from drying out, just turn them frequently.)

3. Lightly oil grate. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until cooked through, turning skewers often for even cooking.