As much as souvlaki is traditional Greek “fast food” or “street food”, it is also very common home-made dish especially when it comes to Chicken Souvlaki. You may have Chicken souvlaki with pita bread or without it.
Greeks love food and they are ready to spend hours in the kitchen to bring their favorite dishes to perfection. Souvlaki is no exception although it doesn’t need hours of preparation. There is no particular secret about making chicken souvlaki on skewers at home, because it’s all about marinated meat and adding herbs to enhance the overall taste. The only secret is the dedication and love of Greeks for food. Adding some love into any dish will bring the best of it at your plate!!
Chicken Souvlaki Recipe
- 8 pieces of boneless chicken breasts, cut in pieces
- 2 bell peppers
- 2 medium red onions
- Fresh juice of 2 small lemons
- Fresh Rosemary
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Wooden (or metal) skewers
Prepare a marinade of olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and dry oregano. Add chicken pieces to the marinade and mix everything well to cover meat completely. Put it in the refrigerator and keep it overnight there so that flavors of ingredients mix well.
The following day, when ready to prepare your chicken souvlaki, turn the oven on and while warming, prepare the other ingredients: cut bell peppers and red onions in thicker circles. Then put one piece of chicken in the skewer, then a piece of bell pepper, then a slice of red onion. Again, start with chicken and keep repeating steps until you fill skewer by skewer. Salt and pepper to taste.
Take a big oven tray, add some water and squeeze some lemon juice in it as well as rosemary, place skewers on the tray edges so that they don’t touch water, and place the tray in the oven. Grill until meat is tender. When chicken souvlaki is done, throw the pitas in the oven so they get crispy. When done, cut them in four pieces and serve at the plate.
Some people use tomato slices as well in the skewer. If you do so, just place tomatoes between onion and bell pepper, and repeat the rest of the procedure.