Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs + Greek Salad

Not-so-breaking news: weekends are awesome.

Not that I know what a weekend feels like anymore as I’m on my summer vacation now and everyday feels like the weekend to me #win. Buuuut I remember I liked weekends. Oh yes, I did. Spare time to sleep in, being in my pajamas alllllll day and lots of baking involved.

Totally my kind of thangggggg.

Except for that pajama part. I was lying there #gasp. No pajamas for me, I hate them – I’m a yoga pants and workout tees girl all.the.way.


Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs & Greek Salad: super tender, flavorful and healthy thanks to a secret ingredient in the marinade!

But let’s get back to our main point (huh how I get distracted so easily, I don’t know), shall we? Weekends are da bomb dot com. Especially summer weekends, because they mean Sunday barbecues and, more importantly: they mean that you get to eat all the chicken souvlakis (souvlakies, souvlaki, souvlakis???) and get a ton of greek salad to go with it. Because, what’s a summer barbecue without side dishes, anyway? Yeah, you need the salad.

These chicken souvlakis are what summer dreams and cool barbecues are made of. Super flavorful and tender pieces of chicken grilled to perfection accompanied by a creamy tzatziki dip and the most refreshing greek salad. Now, that’s what I call a well-spent Sunday!

Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs & Greek Salad: super tender, flavorful and healthy thanks to a secret ingredient in the marinade!

Yeaaaah, I’m aware that that tzatziki is nowhere to be seen…. not even in the recipe…. I do know it, k? I was going to make some to go with these kabobs, just to discover that someone had already eaten all the greek yogurt #gaspnumbertwo.

Although now that I think about it, it might have been me. Maybe. It’s not that I have an obsession with all things greek yogurt and eat a kilo of that stuff everyday… huh, why would you ever think so??

Anyway. Imaginary tzatziki and everything… this combo is to die for. Like, it must make an appereance in your next barbecue or else you might want to cry at the sight of you and your friends not having chicken souvlaki. You’ve been warned!

I might or might not have spent the past two hours crying at the thought of all these past Sunday barbecues which didn’t involve these kabobs <<<< I’ll leave it all to guess.

Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs & Greek Salad: super tender, flavorful and healthy thanks to a secret ingredient in the marinade!

Let’s go on talking about all the things I like about these or else I will never ever end. Seriously folks – that list is endless!

1) We have the pretty obvious point that these kabobs are super yummy. All things Greek make my heart go 32478394 faster because obvious (delicious) reasons. And hey guys, the salad involves feta, FETA. Or as I like to call it, perfection in white cubes form. It is a thing.

2) The chicken doesn’t come out dry thanks to the greek yogurt/olive oil/lemon juice in the marinade. Is there anything worse than dry, tough chicken? I don’t think so.

Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs & Greek Salad: super tender, flavorful and healthy thanks to a secret ingredient in the marinade!

3) These are the perfect healthy addition to any summer barbecue. C’mon: protein chunks covered in a protein-packed marinade and then accompanied by a salad full of fresh veg and extra protein, all of it drizzled with healthy fats in the form of glorious extra-virgin olive oil? Yeah, these scream “bikini season is here!!!”. And they also mean that you get to eat all the ice-cream for dessert. It’s a win win situation actually!

4) How easy to make are these?? All that you have to do is cut up the chicken, mix all of the marinade ingredients and dip the chicken cubes in that mix, wait for it to get all tender and tasty and finally, tell the man in your life to grill these to smoky perfection #awyeah.

(Man in your life = dad. Still no man with a beard in sight. Bummer)

Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs & Greek Salad: super tender, flavorful and healthy thanks to a secret ingredient in the marinade!

You know, I would have grilled these myself, but I didn’t want to set my house on fire, so I thought that letting dad do all the hard work would be a lovely idea. Guess what – I thought wrong. He hasn’t stopped asking me to post this recipe ever since he put these kabobs on the grill. 

He might just wanted his minute of fame.

Or maybe he wants y’all to enjoy a delicious summer meal as soon as possible.

Either way – I love you, dad. Your grilling skills are da bomb. Except for that one skewer that you reduce to ashes, but we’ll keep that our secret.

May you rest in peace, black chicken souvlaki kabob.

Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs + Greek Salad
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Hands down the most flavorful, tender and delicious chicken kabobs you'll ever have! The greek salad is to die for too!
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For the kabobs
  1. 600 grams chicken breast, cubed
  2. 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  3. 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 200 grams 2% greek yogurt
  5. 1 + 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  6. 2 tsp. dried oregano
  7. 2 tsp. garlic powder
  8. 2 tsp. salt
  9. a dash of pepper
For the salad
  1. 3 tomatoes
  2. 1 cucumber
  3. 1 red onion
  4. 80 grams feta
  5. 60 grams kalamata olives
  6. a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  7. a dash of oregano
  8. salt to taste
For the chicken kabobs
  1. Mix all of the ingredients of the marinade in a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Mix chicken cubes and the yogurt mixture and let it chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours (overnight is best!).
  3. Grill chicken kabobs until done.
For the salad
  1. Chop all of the ingredients.
  2. Toss them into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, salt and oregano.
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So, my job here is done. Now is your turn to get yourself some chicken boobs and make these kabobs for your next Sunday barbecue. Pinky promise that you won’t regret a thing!  

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend! I myself have this deadly English C2 exam tomorrow (which I’m going to fail eek), so I don’t think I’ll be around for the day. Wish me luck, please!

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69 Comments

  • Reply Melanie @ Carmel Moments July 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Yes! Weekends are awesome. And these kabobs look awesome too. Love the variety.

    Can you believe we ran out of propane for the grill last week and still don’t have any?
    It’s wrong! Totally wrong. That I had to survive a whole week in the summer without grilling. Can’t wait to try these.

    Enjoy the weekend!

    • Reply Consuelo July 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Ughhhhh that’s terrible! Hope you get some propane soon and start grilling your life away stat!!
      Thanks Melanie! You too! xxx

  • Reply steworastory July 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I loooove tzatzkiki sauce with my whole heart. Such a summer feast! I’m feeling you on the weekend thing. Hope yours is great! (I’m hoping mine will involve this meal….)

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you Trisha! I hope your weekend went fab xx

  • Reply Monica July 11, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    haha – I agree that weekends are the best. My husband is home and we get to all hang out together, have nice meals around the table. These kabobs look terrific and tell your dad he did a marvelous job! You guys have a wonderful weekend.

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you Monica! I hope you guys did too! xx

  • Reply alexvegginout July 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Yessss a true Greek salad!! It kind of drives me crazy when I see Greek salads with lettuce… I mean they’re still quite tasty, but they’re not a real Greek salad! And this whole “Greek dressing”?? Olive oil and oregano are wear it’s at. Okay, rant over. In summary, your Greek salad looks perfect! πŸ˜›
    Good luck on your exam girlie!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Awhh thank you so so much Alex! xx

  • Reply Jessiker Bakes July 11, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    You had me at that salad! I’ve been addicted to olives over the past few weeks, I could gobble that all down! Love the drizzling of olive oil.

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks Jess πŸ˜€

  • Reply Ashley July 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I never make kabobs! I always forget about them for some reason! These look awesome and I mean with greek salad? Double awesome. Happy weekend lady!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks Ashley! Hope you had a brilliant one too πŸ˜€

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk & Shout July 11, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Yayyyyy weekends! These look phenomenal. And I totally know what you mean about summer vacation… I’ve started losing track of the days already! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks Medha πŸ˜€

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen July 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Girl – you seriously make me LOL every single time I read your posts. “Not-so-breaking news: weekends are awesome.” and “Weekends are da bomb dot com.” Seriously funny stuff. And, you know what? You’re right! And you’re totally right about this Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs + Greek Salad. I am loving everything about that!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Awhh you’re too sweet Kristi! Thank you ;D

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite July 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I totally have to try the Greek yogurt in the marinade thing… I’ve heard that is an awesome trick to keeping the meat tender and juicy. These kebabs look awesome Consuelo!!!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      It keeps it sooooo tender it’s unreal! Thank you! xx

  • Reply Mike@TheIronYou July 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I’m with Chris, these kebabs looks super duper awesome. And yes. weekend are the best. No point arguing that! πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      Thanks Mike! xx

  • Reply Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps July 12, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Loveeeee souvlaki!!!! I bet that marinade infuses SO much flavor into the chicken!!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      It does indeed! Thanks Nicole πŸ˜€

  • Reply Leah Short (@SoHowsItTaste) July 12, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Yum! I’d love to have these on the grill soon. They look great!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Awwh thanks Leah πŸ˜€

  • Reply Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake July 12, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    They look beautiful.

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks Nikki πŸ˜€

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic July 12, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Weekends are definitely the bomb, and I would also like a kabob!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks Bianca πŸ˜€

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life July 12, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Weekends are the bomb. It is a fact. Haha, I love athletic tees, too. Why do some cost so much though? I don’t want to workout, I just want to be comfy! πŸ˜‰
    These kabobs are also the bomb. It is a fact. Because I don’t have to work out to eat them! πŸ™‚ Just kidding, I don’t believe in that kind of jazz … but I do know, these are fantastic. Love the flavors!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      Yeah they’re so expensive πŸ™
      Awwhh thanks girlie! xx

  • Reply Daniela July 13, 2014 at 5:10 am

    There is nothing more refreshing than a creamy tzaziki for summer.
    A great combo together with this yummy looking grilled chicken.
    The salad reminds me so much of holidays in Greece, so beautiful!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks Daniela πŸ˜€

  • Reply Monique Bartley July 13, 2014 at 6:16 am

    This looks divine and perfect for a summer picnic! This is going to the top of my cooking “to -do” list.

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks Monique πŸ˜€

  • Reply Karla - The Candid Kitchen July 13, 2014 at 11:48 am

    How many beautiful colors on these pictures!!!
    I loved the salad and the flavours of the chicken marinade =D
    Enjoy your vacation!!!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you so much Karla! xx

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon July 13, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I’m jealous of your summer barbecues it’s been so cold recently! I love Greek salad so much. This version looks perfect πŸ™‚ My step-dad bought me a 2kg tub of Greek yogurt a week ago to try and make it last a little longer, and I have already finished the whole thing.

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Yup greek yougurt goes sooooo fast πŸ™
      ((And I’m jealous of your warm socks and tea times))
      Thanks! xx

  • Reply Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness July 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Hey, I eat my souvlaki with no tzatziki, so you’re golden πŸ™‚
    I LURVE Greek food. The huberoni and I just went out for souvlaki and we tried a new place. Poor choice.
    TOTAL let down. I cry.
    This? This beauty of a meal will not be letting this girl down fo’ sheezy. Pinned!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      Awwh sorry to hear that! :'( Thank you girrrrl!

  • Reply Jess @ whatjessicabakednext July 13, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I love Greek food! Souvlaki is one of my favourite dishes and I could eat Greek salad all day long too- reminds me of holidays in Greece! Will for sure be trying this recipe, it looks absolutely amazing Consuelo! xxx πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      So do I! Thanks Jess πŸ™‚

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice July 13, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Greek food is simply amazing! And your pictures are so gorgeous! I wish I had this for lunch right about now!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Thans Gayle πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking July 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Eeeeep! I have everything to make these except cucumbers…and those feel kind of important. So this will be dinner tomorrow night! OR maybe I’ll make them when my brother comes into town next weekend because then he can man the grill. Better plan. Pinned!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      Awh thanks lovely! Hope you’ll like them πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita July 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    These look amazing!! I love chicken kabobs, and the flavors of yours sound delicious. Pinned!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Rachel! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor July 14, 2014 at 1:40 am

    I love weekends and am sad that this one is almost over! I would love these kabobs for dinner! Love the greek flavors!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you Ashley! xx

  • Reply ashley July 14, 2014 at 3:10 am

    I live for weekends!!! And for great kabobs like this one πŸ™‚ Something about kabobs are so fun to eat and to make

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      Awh thanks Ashley! xx

  • Reply Joanne July 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    These are what summer weekends are all about! Love all those fresh Mediterranean flavors!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you Joanne! πŸ˜€

  • Reply theprettybee July 14, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Wow, this looks like a perfect summer feast! Healthy, flavorful, and fresh!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      Thanks dear πŸ˜€

  • Reply Anne July 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    This looks delicious!! Especially on a weekend! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      Thanks Anne πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven July 14, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Feta. Magic words right there. You are so right, it IS a ‘thang. πŸ˜‰ These kabobs are every kind of awesome, Consuelo! I love how you threw a gorgeous greek salad into the mix. PURFECTO summer food right there! πŸ˜‰ Pinned.

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Feta is pure magic indeed πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much Sarah! xx

  • Reply Kelly July 15, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Weekends are definitely the bomb and so are these kabobs! They look awesome and I totally wish I had some in front of me right now! Love the greek flavors!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks KellY!

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ July 16, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I’m very much up for a Greek salad right now. I had Greek salad every day while in Greece last summer. Beautiful pics!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks Daniela πŸ˜€

  • Reply #HealthyRecipe // Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs + Gre... July 16, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    […] Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs + Greek SaladHands down the most flavorful, tender and delicious chicken kabobs you'll ever have! The greek salad is to die for too!Write a reviewSave RecipePrintFor the kabobs600 grams chicken breast, cubed2 tbsp. lemon juice2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil200 grams 2% greek yogurt1 + 1/2 tsp. dried thyme2 tsp. dried oregano2 tsp. garlic powder2 tsp. salta dash of pepperFor the salad3 tomatoes1 cucumber1 red onion80 grams feta60 grams kalamata olivesa drizzle of extra virgin olive oila dash of oreganosalt to tasteFor the chicken kabobsMix all of the ingredients of the marinade in a bowl and stir to combine.Mix chicken cubes and the yogurt mixture and let it chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours (overnight is best!).Grill chicken kabobs until done.  […]

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments July 16, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    It doesn’t get much better than a meal like this for me, Consuelo! This looks delicious! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you Marcie πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sara July 17, 2014 at 3:17 am

    I made this tonight and it was SO good! I didn’t have the time suggested to marinate. So I let it sit for about an hour and the chicken had so much flavor. Thank you for this delicious recipe πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you so much Sara! I’m so happy you liked them! xx

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