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Easy Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

Chicken tenders are marinated in a tangy mixture of lemon, olive oil and spices in this easy recipe for chicken souvlaki.

Marinated chicken. Something carb based. A salad of some sort. Those are the things I try to make every week for lunches. My weekly lunch meal prep sessions take a few hours of cooking on Sunday but pay off in spades by making quick and easy lunches for work.

Planning ahead has meant that we spend less on food overall, eat better and enjoy what we eat more. It does take a few minutes every morning to pack up food from what I’ve made, but it’s so worth it.

Chicken is marinated in a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Then it’s cooked. It could be grilled, but is also love pan-fried. If baking if your thing, feel free to bake it as well.

The directions are for panfrying, which is what I do most often.

Chicken Souvlaki

However you cook this, the tangy marinade gives the chicken a wonderful flavor that’s delightful served on salad, on pita, with rice or with quinoa. Roasted red peppers, cucumbers, kalamata olives and feta cheese also pair well (together) with it. Oh, and hummus. Especially if you are enjoying it with a pita.

This saves well, reheats well and can also be enjoyed cold. Don’t you love a good, flexible dish like that?

How to eat chicken souvlaki:

As a SaladA bed of lettuce topped with chicken souvlaki, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, feta cheese and red onions. Greek dressing.
As a SandwichA pita topped (or filled) with cucumbers, roasted red peppers, red onions, feta cheese and chicken souvlaki. Spread with hummus.
As a BowlRice topped with sauteed red onions and peppers with kalamata olives, feta cheese and chicken souvlaki.
As a PlateChicken souvlaki, hummus, tabbouleh
Easy Chicken Souvlaki

Easy Chicken Souvlaki

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes

Chicken tenders are marinated in a tangy mixture of lemon, olive oil and spices in this easy recipe for chicken souvlaki. 


  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, , minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  1. Place the chicken in a resealable bag. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, kosher salt and black pepper until well combined. Pour over the chicken, seal the bag and marinate for at least 3 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees with a grill pan in the oven. Once hot, add the chicken and cook, turning once, for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through. Remove from the oven carefully.

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Wednesday 10th of April 2019

This dish is versatile, it could go along with rice, breads and a lot more. The chicken tenders looks very delicious and tempting. Definitely will give it a try.


Sunday 7th of April 2019

This is definitely a favorite for meal prep. So versatile.

Sarah Walker Caron

Monday 8th of April 2019

Yes, yes!

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