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Greek Chicken Souvlaki with Charred Lemon

Pieces of chicken thighs are marinated in a homemade Greek spice blend and grilled on skewers until juicy and flavorful.
Course chicken, Main Course
Cuisine greek, Mediterranean
Keyword charred, chicken thighs, lemon, mint, pita
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 362kcal


For the Greek chicken thighs:

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 pounds 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium lemons, halved

For serving:

  • Pita bread, warmed
  • 1 cup tzatziki
  • Fresh dill, for garnish
  • Mint leaves, for garnish


For the Greek chicken thighs:

  • Add the spices to a mortar or spice blender and blend until finely ground.
  • Cut the chicken into 2” inch cubes and toss with the seasoning. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
  • When ready to cook, heat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Thread the chicken onto the bamboo skewers.
  • Drizzle the skewers with olive oil and grill the chicken, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes total. Remove and set aside.
  • Add the lemon halves to the grill, cut side down and grill until char marks appear, about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.

For serving:

  • Arrange pita bread on a platter or plates. Spread a spoonful of tzatziki on the plate and top with the chicken skewers and lemon halves. Garnish with dill and mint and serve.


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 1304mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2mg