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Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers With Flatbread

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Get your taste buds dancing with our flavorful Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers with Flatbread. Perfect for a light lunch or a hearty dinner. Enjoy a culinary trip to Greece from the comfort of your home.

Here’s some background and history on Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers:

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers are a popular Greek dish that has its roots in the rich culinary tradition of Greece. Souvlaki refers to small pieces of meat, often skewered and grilled, and it is a beloved street food and casual dining option in Greece.

Origins of Souvlaki:

The word “souvlaki” comes from the Greek word “souvla,” which means skewer. While the exact origin is unclear, souvlaki has been a part of Greek cuisine for centuries.

Historical accounts suggest that the concept of skewering and grilling meat can be traced back to ancient Greece.

Traditional Souvlaki:

Traditional souvlaki can be made with various meats, including pork, lamb, beef, or chicken. The meat is typically marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and other herbs and spices.

The marinated meat is then skewered and grilled, imparting a delicious smoky flavor.

Introduction of Chicken Souvlaki:

While the traditional souvlaki often uses pork or lamb, the popularity of chicken souvlaki has grown, offering a lighter and leaner option.

The method of preparation for Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers remains consistent with the traditional approach, with the chicken pieces marinated for flavor and tenderness.

Mediterranean Ingredients:

The flavors in Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers are characteristic of Mediterranean cuisine, with the use of olive oil, lemon, garlic, and herbs contributing to the dish’s authenticity.

Cultural Significance:

Souvlaki is deeply ingrained in Greek culture and is often associated with outdoor festivals, markets, and gatherings. It is a versatile dish that can be served as street food, in pita wraps, or as part of a larger meal.


Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers are often served with accompaniments like pita bread, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, onions, and sometimes a sprinkle of feta cheese. This combination creates a well-balanced and flavorful meal.

Modern Adaptations:

While the traditional preparation methods endure, modern interpretations may include variations in the marinade or additional ingredients to suit personal tastes.

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers represent a delicious and iconic aspect of Greek cuisine. Whether enjoyed as a street food snack or as a main course, the dish showcases the use of simple, high-quality ingredients and the mastery of grilling techniques that have been passed down through generations.

Step into the Greek Isles with this succulent Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers and Flatbread recipe
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Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers With Flatbread

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Marinate and Resting time: 70 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 45 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Greek


Craving something deliciously different for dinner tonight? Try our Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers with Flatbread! Juicy, tender chicken pieces, marinated in a zesty mix, grilled to perfection, and served with warm, fluffy flatbread. It’s a flavor-packed meal that will transport you straight to the streets of Greece.


Units Scale

Chicken Souvlaki

  • 46 Chicken Breasts/Thighs (cubed)


Olive Flatbread

  • 22 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Warm Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 10g Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 5 Chopped Olives


Chicken Souvlaki

  1. Allow chicken to sit in the marinade for about 40-45 minutes then thread onto skewers.
  2. Cook on a hot grill or in the oven.

Olive Flatbread

  1. Mix the yeast and sugar into the warm water.
  2. Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes until it foams.
  3. Mix flour and salt then pour it into the yeast mixture, oil, and milk.
  4. Add in the chopped olives and stir well until a soft dough is formed.
  5. Add more water if needed at this stage.
  6. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
  7. Place in an oiled bowl and cover, allow to rise in a warm spot for an hour.
  8. Once risen, divide into smaller pieces and roll out.
  9. Cook in a hot pan.
  10. Serve with the skewers and enjoy.


  • Serving Size: 2 skewers with one flatbread
  • Calories: 776
  • Sugar: 2.7 g
  • Sodium: 788.3 mg
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.3 g
  • Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 82.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 238.8 mg
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Experience the Greek culinary journey at home with our Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers with Flatbread recipe

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20 thoughts on “Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers With Flatbread”

  1. Homemade flatbread sounds wonderful.-Perfect to go with the chicken skewers. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #27.

  2. This is one of my favorite meals. Looks absolutely delicious! Pinning to save and share. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this post at the Will Blog for Comments #27 linkup. Hope to see you next time, too. Have a great week!

  3. This sounds delicious! We have plans to eat some steak souvlaki Wednesday afternoon. My son is cooking us a whole Greek inspired meal at his culinary school.


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