Lemon Pepper Chicken Souvlakia (Skewers)
These simple to make chicken skewers are filled with tender meat and tons of flavor.
This is one of my family’s favorite dishes that they ask for me to make constantly. Its super simple to throw together last minute or meal prep overnight to marinate in all those delicious yet simple flavors. The
I would also advise you to make this with my Lazy Tzatziki or traditional Greek Tzatziki for dipping. It really brings this dish together and to the next level. I would also serve this with some warm pita and my Greek Traditional Horiatiki Salata or Maroulosalata.
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Lemon Pepper Chicken Souvlakia (Skewers)
- (4) 8 inch skewer sticks
Optional Dip Shown:
- Preheat your oven to 425 or your air fryer to 400 F.
- Pat dry your rinsed chicken thighs with paper towel. Slice into 2 inch squares pieces. In a large bowl mix the olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, black pepper, salt and paprika. Add in the chicken to coat. You can marinate covered in the fridge or just skewer it directly onto your 8 inch sticks and cook. Pack the pieces tightly onto the sticks.
- In your OVEN at 425°F: bake for 25- 30 minutes flipping half way through. In your AIR FRYER at 400℉: cook for 12 minutes, then flip and cook for another 10 minutes.Internal temperature of your chicken should read over 165℉
- If you need to brown them to get that golden color, simply set your oven to broil for a few minutes.
- In a small glass whisk together WELL all of the Sauce Ingredients. Taste and adjust if needed. Pour it onto your chicken souvlakia and enjoy!
You can also make this with my Traditional Greek Tzatziki And serve with warm pita bread and my Traditional Greek Salad / Horiatiki Salata or my Maroulosalata
Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 1315mg | Potassium: 451mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
way too much salt, maybe 1/2 tsp at most. Will definitely try again with way less salt.
I always use the rule of thumb of 1 tsp salt per pound of meat. This was 2 lbs so I used 2 tsp. I’m very sorry you didn’t like it though! And thanks for trying it!
Delicious! A new week night dinner favorite! So juicy and tender! And that sauce… incredible!
Thanks so much for trying the recipe! Glad it was enjoyed 💙
If I did a combo of breast and thigh meat, would the air fryer time be adjusted? Can’t wait to try.
Hi Johnna, Should be the same temperature. Make sure you always check the internal temp of the meat though with a thermometer.
But it should be the same time since regardless of the type of meat, its all being packed together on the stick skewers.
This was absolutely delicious. making it a second time in a week at my wifes request. Thanks for a delicious recipe.
HI Greg, glad you both enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for the rating!
Such an amazingly delicious recipe! I was too lazy to skewer my chicken thighs so i just left them whole, marinated them, and brushed the chicken on both sides with the sauce as well as poured it over at the end. Such a bomb recipe!
Hi Leah, PERFECTION! Happy you enjoyed the recipe as you preferred! LOVE IT!
This was soooo good! Had 1.5lbs of chicken. Cut the salt down to about 1/2 tsp and it was plenty. Also grilled the skewers on a Blackstone grill. Made them nicely browned yet still so moist. Big hit!
Hi Kim, sounds amazing on the Blackstone! Thanks so much for the kind review and I’m glad you enjoyed the dish!
can I use chicken tenders for this
So good! Thanks from sweden!
Hi Veronika, glad you liked the souvlakia! Thanks for trying them!!
Tasty, made it for dinner n my husband loved it
HI Candice, Glad you both enjoyed the skewers! Thanks for trying them!
Super Yummy created with a combination of yellow rice and roasted garlic broccoli
Hi Candice, sounds perfect with the rice and broccoli! Thanks for trying them!
Can you make this on the bbq?
Hi Anna, absolutely yes!
OMGoodness the best!!!
My hubby is Greek (parents from Greece) & we make your yummy dishes alot.
Hi LInda, perfectttt glad you both enjoyed the skewers!!! And I thank you for trying out all the dishes you do!