– 1.5 pounds (700 grams) boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– 1/4 cup lemon juice
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 teaspoons dried oregano
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– Wooden or metal skewers
1. If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 30 minutes before grilling to prevent them from burning.
2. In a bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
3. Place the chicken cubes in a shallow dish or a large zip-top bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken and toss to coat the pieces evenly. Cover the dish or seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight to allow the flavors to develop.
4. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
5. If using wooden skewers, thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the skewers, leaving a little space between each piece.
6. Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and nicely charred on the outside. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (74°C).
7. Once the chicken is cooked, remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
8. Serve the grilled souvlaki chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce, pita bread, and your favorite side dishes like Greek salad or roasted vegetables.
Enjoy your delicious Grilled Souvlaki Chicken Skewers!