- Chicken fillet 250g boneless and skinless
- Extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsps
- Garlic 4 cloves, peeled and roughly grated
- Fresh lemon juice 2 tbsps
- Fresh basil leaves 1 tbsp, roughly chopped
- Salt 1/2 tsp • 1 kcal
- Black pepper powder 1/4 tsp
This simple chicken souvlaki recipe is made with a simple lemon, herb and garlic marinade, can be easily baked in the oven or on the grill, and you can use so many toppings.
For me, the love for food is the truest and most honest love ever!
It truly takes a large appetite for some one to explore the world cuisine and cook something other than the usual. In the same endeavor, to explore the world of recipes and feed my family “something different” I landed up reading about this super easy version of grilled chicken.
I have tweaked this recipe to my humble kitchen setup so that I can prepare something healthy yet delicious in the minimum time possible. So, if you too are craving for a different (read out of this world) sort of dining experience just skew up the flavorful chicken cubes and serve it hot!!
How to make Chicken Souvlaki
Clean the chicken fillets with clean water and then pat dry the chicken with a paper towel. On a dry board, cut the chicken fillet evenly in to small cubes of about 1 inch width and height. Transfer the chicken cubes to a large bowl and drizzle the olive oil to it. Add the grated garlic, lemon juice, basil, salt, and black pepper to the oil drenched chicken cubes.
Mix all the ingredients well so that the marinade evenly coats the chicken cubes. You may now cover the bowl with a cling film and let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes or until over night in a refrigerator.
Uncover the bowl and skew the chicken cubes, one at a time, on to the skewer until no more chicken is left. Heat a large non stick pan and lightly brush it with olive oil. Place the skewers on to the hot pan and cook the chicken on medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on all sides or until the chicken turns golden brown on the crust.
You may intermittently drizzle what ever remaining marinade, left in the bowl, over the chicken to moisten it. Repeat the process on all the sides until the chicken cooks.
Serve hot chicken with fresh vegetable slices, flat bread or tzatziki, and enjoy!
Make sure you cut the chicken in to small pieces else the chicken will take longer to cook thoroughly and not cook evenly. You may also use satay sticks instead of metal skewers to cook the chicken. You may alternatively grill the chicken instead of cooking it over the pan.
Nutritional information (per serving): 272 Calories, 17.5g Total fat (3.3g Saturated fat, 1.7g Polyunsaturated fat, 12g Monounsaturated fat), 65mg Cholesterol, 622.7mg Sodium, 49.6mg Potassium, 3.3g Total carbohydrates (0.3g Dietary fiber, 0.4g Sugars), 25.5g Protein