Chicken Skewers

Chicken Skewers (Kotopoulo Souvlaki)

Souvláki (the name comes from soúvla, the Greek word for skewer) is a favorite dish served during Greek feasts and family gatherings. Lamb can also be substituted if you like. See the recipe for Chicken Skewers »Melanie Acevedo

(Kotopoulo Souvlaki)
Souvlaki (the name comes from souvla, the Greek word for skewer) is a favorite dish served during Greek feasts and family gatherings. Lamb can also be substituted if you like.

Chicken Skewers
A few simple ingredients and a touch of Greek flavor transform basic grilled chicken into a feast of sorts.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 8 (12") skewers
  • 12 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 12 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
  • Salt
  • Pita
  • Tomatoes, cucumber, and onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breasts into bite-size pieces and thread on eight 12" skewers.
  2. In a shallow pan (large enough for skewers), mix fresh lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, and chopped fresh oregano. Season with salt, then add skewers, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours. 3. On a very hot grill (or in a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat), cook chicken, basting frequently and turning occasionally, for 7–10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt. Serve in pita with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions.