Tested till perfect Chicken Souvlaki
Chicken Souvlaki
Photography by Matthew Kimura

Chicken Souvlaki

This Chicken Souvlaki recipe is a flavourful must-have main for any Greek-inspired menu, and makes an easy family weeknight dinner as well. Don't forget to serve these tasty skewers with our zesty Greek Tzatziki sauce, find the recipe link below.

By The Canadian Living Test Ktichen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: March 2007; Best Recipes Ever, weekdays at 3pm on CBC TV

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  • Portion size 4


  • 12 oz 12ozchicken breast, boneless, skinlesschicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 1 tsp 1tspgrated lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplemon juice
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1/2 1/2red onionred onions, cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) wedges
  • 1/2 1/2cucumbercucumbers
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupprepared tzatziki sauce
  • 4 4whole wheat pocketless pitawhole wheat pocketless pitas
  • 1 1tomatotomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup 1cupshredded romaine lettuce
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Cut chicken into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes. In large bowl, toss together chicken, lemon rind and juice, oil, oregano, salt and pepper; let stand for 10 minutes to marinate.

Alternately thread chicken and onion onto 4 metal skewers. Broil on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut cucumber in half lengthwise; thinly slice crosswise to make 1 cup (250 mL).

Spread tzatziki over half of each pita. Push chicken and onion off skewers onto pitas. Top with tomato, cucumber and lettuce; fold over.

Serve with our Greek Tzatziki recipe.

Additional information : Variation
Pork Souvlaki: Replace chicken with pork tenderloin.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 392 pro 29g total fat 8g sat. fat 2g
carb 55g fibre 8g chol 51mg sodium 668mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 25 vit A 11 vit C 20
folate 29
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