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Marinated chicken breasts which make an amazing chicken brochette.
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Chicken souvlaki

Marinated chicken breasts which make an amazing chicken brochette.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinating time3 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Greek
Keyword: chicken brochettes,, chicken souvlaki, easy meals, quick dinner, souvlaki
Servings: 4 people
Author: Mia Kouppa


  • Outdoor grill
  • Wooden or metal skewers
  • Meat thermometer (optional, but highly recommended)


  • 4 chicken breasts skinless and boneless
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tsps dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) red wine vinegar


  • Cut your chicken breasts into 1 and 1/2 inch cubes
  • Combine all of the ingredients (except for the chicken) in a medium size bowl. Whisk until well combined and then add in the chicken.
  • Using a rubber spatula, or your hands, ensure that all of the chicken is coated in the marinade.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, or overnight..
  • An hour or two before grilling your chicken souvlaki soak your wooden skewers in water. This is important in order to ensure that they don't burn. If you are using metal skewers you can skip this step.
  • Prepare your souvlaki by skewering between 5 - 7 chicken cubes on each skewer. Discard any of the marinade which remains in the bowl.
  • Prepare your outdoor grill by oiling your grill surface lightly, and preheating to medium-high heat.
  • Grill your chicken souvlaki until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). This will take about 12 - 15 minutes; be sure to turn your souvlakia occasionally during the cooking process.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!


If you would rather not use an outdoor grill then you can cook the chicken souvlaki either on a stovetop grill pan or in the oven.  Cooking times may vary.
As our loyal friend Charles suggested, you can make a mix of the dry herbs and spices, pre-packaged, and bring them along on a camping trip! If you want, you can use 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder instead of the fresh garlic.  Thanks Charles!