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Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled Vegetables

This Chicken Souvlaki recipe is so EASY! A simple Greek marinade is divided among cubed chicken breasts and a mix of veggies. The chicken is then threaded on to metal skewers and grill along side the vegetabless which cook in a metal grill basket. A deliciously healthy and satisfying meal! Serves 4.

Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled Vegetables

I’ve made Chicken Souvlaki once a week for the entire summer.

It’s the perfect go-to for busy nights when you want something healthy, but don’t want to put in a lot of work. Prep one marinade and divide it among cubed boneless skinless chicken breasts and veggies.

Grill. Serve. Swoon.

I like to serve it over Greek lemon rice pilaf. It’s the perfect base to all that grilled goodness. Don’t worry, I plan on sharing the recipe this week!

Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled Vegetables

The combination of grilled marinated chicken, tender veggies and lemony rice pilaf is out of this world.

ingredients for Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled Vegetables

To Make Chicken Souvlaki You Will Need:

  • lemons
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • greek seasoning
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  •  boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • zucchini
  • red bell pepper
  • onion
  • mushrooms
  • parsley

marinade ingredients in bowl

Start by adding the juice of 1 large lemon (1/4 cup), 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon homemade greek seasoning, 2 teaspoons garlic paste, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

Pro Tip: Use the garlic paste in a tube found in the produce section! This saves so much time without compromising flavor.

whisked marinade ingredients

Whisk well to combine.

veggies in bowl

In a large mixing bowl, add 2 small zucchini (sliced), 1 chopped red bell pepper, 1 red onion that has been cut into eighths and 8 ounces mushrooms – I halve the mushrooms if they are large, otherwise keep them whole.

cubed chicken breasts in bowl

In a separate bowl, add 1 and 1/2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts that have been cut into 1-inch pieces.

pouring half of the marinade over chicken

Pour half of the Greek Marinade over top of the chicken.

toss chicken pieces in marinade

Use tongs to toss the chicken until evenly coated.

toss veggies in marinade

Then pour the remaining Greek marinade over the vegetables and toss to coat.

skewer chicken

Thread the chicken onto skewers.

Preheat your grill to 500°.

add veggies to grill basket

Once hot, add the veggies into a grill basket

grill chicken 2 to 3 minutes a side

And place the chicken skewers onto the hot grill grates.

grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Turn and cook 2 to 3 minutes a side for a total of 8 to 9 minutes or until fully cooked and no longer pink.

grilled veggies

As you turn the skewers, toss the vegetables in the basket. I use long grilling tongs or a silicone spatula will work as well. 

Chicken Souvlaki off the grill

grilled veggies in basket off the grill

Remove and let cool before serving.

Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled Vegetables

Once the skewers are cool enough to handle, slide the chicken off and serve with some of the grilled vegetables.

As I mentioned earlier, I like to serve the chicken souvlaki and grilled veggies with a Greek lemon rice pilaf, which I’ll be sharing this week.

Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled Vegetables

Such a flavorful meal! Reheats beautifully which makes this also great for meal prepping for the week!

Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled Vegetables

Enjoy! And if you give this Greek Chicken Souvlaki recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled Vegetables

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 9 minutes

Total Time 29 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon homemade greek seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 small to medium zucchini
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (halved if large)
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red onion, cut into eighths
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • lemon wedges, for serving
  • minced parsley, for serving

Instructions

  1. Place a grill basket onto your grill grates and preheat your grill to 500°
  2. In a bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, greek seasoning, garlic paste, salt and pepper.
  3. Add prepped veggies and chicken into TWO separate large bowls. Divide the greek marinade over each, tossing to coat.
  4. Thread the chicken onto metal skewers.
  5. Once the grill is hot, add the veggies to the grill basket and place the skewers onto the grill grates. Grill, turning the chicken every 2 to 3 minutes, tossing the veggies ocassionally. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink and fully cooked with good grill marks.
  6. Remove off the grill and let rest a few minutes.
  7. Once the metal skewers are cool enough to handle, slide chicken off and serve with the grilled vegetables. Garnish with minced fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 21g

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