Greek Chicken Souvlaki Salad

 I love serving my family simple chicken recipes.   This Greek chicken souvlaki recipe is exactly that!
It’s light and healthy but so flavorful, especially atop a Mediterranean salad with tzatziki dressing!
Greek Chicken Souvlaki Salad
I am not a fashionista.  My daily uniform consists of jeans and tee shirts.  I swap the shirts for fleece in the winter and I swap the jeans for shorts in the summer.  Simple.  I like it that way.  I don’t own many dresses or skirts, they make me uncomfortable.    My 9-year-old daughter hasn’t fallen far from the tree.  Although  her idea of comfort differs slightly from me.  Her daily uniform is leggings and a tee-shirt.  Us girls know what we like.  I’ve tried to convince her to give jeans a chance, but she finds them too constricting.  I guess that’s how I feel about skirts or anything that isn’t made with denim.
If you could see my yoga pant collection, you would think I work for lulu lemon!  I don’t wear them that often either.  They feel to tight.  I know how incredibly stupid that sounds since they are supposed to be tight.  What can I say, I’m a baggy jean sort of girl.  I can hide my imperfections in my jeans, whereas in yoga pants, my imperfections sort of “bulge” out.
Greek Chicken Souvlaki Salad
To combat my bulges, I try to serve light, healthy dishes to my family as often as I can.  I find that flavor does not have to be sacrificed just because your cutting back on the fat, this salad is a great example of that!   Chicken Souvlaki is one of my most favorite ways to eat chicken.  It’s always moist and juicy and loaded with garlic and herbs.    The Greek marinade is the key.   Make sure the chicken marinates for at least two hours, trust me on this.  Of course this wouldn’t be a Greek chicken dish without the tzatziki dressing!  Which is basically the traditional Greek tzatziki sauce thinned a tad bit.  It is the perfect complement to the spiced chicken.  Garbanzo beans, Feta, Kalamata olives, and veggies round out the rest of the salad!
Greek Chicken Souvlaki Salad
I went for a walk after dinner the night we ate this salad.  I actually put on some of those tight-fitting yoga pants to wear under  a long tee-shirt ( you know, to cover up the bulges).  As I was walking down the driveway, my 9-year-old asked me why I was so dressed up?  I looked at her funny and she said “you look nice mom, I like your style”.    Of course she liked my style, it was HER style!    Now if I could only have some of her energy!

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Greek Chicken Souvlaki Salad
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ lbs to 2 lbs chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • 6 oz container Greek yogurt such as Chobani
  • ½ seeded, pealed cucumber, grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 package Red leaf lettuce (1lb) or your favorite
  • 1 4 oz package Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup Pepperoncini peppers, sliced
  • 1 cup Kalamata Olives
  • 1 cup cherry tomatos, halved
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup Garbanzo beans
  1. Cut chicken into bite sized chunks. In a zip top bag, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano and salt. Add chicken. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
  2. Soak wooden skewers for 30 minutes prior to cooking. Arrange chicken on each skewer, using about 5-7 pieces per skewer. Heat a grill pan until hot. Cook chicken skewers in batches for 6-8 minutes per side or until chicken is browned.
  3. Combine yogurt, grated cucumber, olive oil, vinegar and garlic in a bowl. Season to taste.
  4. Divide lettuce among 4 dinner plates. Top with Feta, olives, peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers and garbanzo beans. Place two skewers on each plate. Serve with dressing.
  5. 4 dinner servings, about 8 skewers total.
  6. All ingredients can be changed according to your own taste, this is just a guideline.

I’ll be sharing this recipe here, as well as with Jam Hands, Back For Seconds and

48 Responses

  1. My kind of salad! Beautiful!

  2. Mmmm, I love greek food. This looks so beautiful with all the colors Tanya!!

    • I love Greek food too. But, being Greek, I better! Thanks Aimee

  3. This is a great salad, Tanya. You certainly didn’t sacrifice any flavor with this dish. I like that the salad, alone, would make a great lunch. Adding the chicken makes it perfect for dinner. This is something I’ll come back to in Summer, when it’s too hot for preparing and eating a heavy meal. Thanks for sharing!

    • John, this is the perfect summer salad, when you just want the grill to do the work! Everything else is thrown together! Thanks John!

  4. Greetings from weekend potluck. Love all things Greek and will have to try this version.

    • One day they’ll grow out of this leggings phase, right?

  5. I LOVE Tzatziki sauce! I’d probably eat a pita with just tzatziki sauce and be happy. I love this greek chicken salad recipe. Lord knows food bloggers need to eat their veggies! I’m pinning!

    • Oh Megan I could eat the sauce with warm pita too!

  6. This looks so delicious, I can’t wait to make it! We love grilling marinated chicken year round, so this recipe is perfect for my household! Kebabs are always a favorite. :)

    • Thank you! I hope you do try them! I love kabobs in the summertime, the kids think they are a fun way to eat!

  7. What a great dish! Lovely photos too.

  8. Greek food is my favorite!! Wish wish wish I could have these right now for lunch! I have started to live in yoga pants..!! Yet to own a pair of lulu lemons but maybe that should change!!

    • Greek food is one of my favorites too! Thanks Liz!

  9. Yummy! This sounds so delicious! I just posted a recipe for a Greek Quinoa Salad! Please come and check it out!

  10. Love anything with greek flavor and this salad looks so great!

    Found you at Shaken together life 😉

    • I love Greek food too, Heather! Thank you!

    • I felt pretty good about eating this salad Martha, I thought it was pretty healthy too!

  11. What a fabulous looking dinner. I love how bright and colorful the pictures are!!!

  12. Miss Tanya this salad looks phenomenal! This is pinned and I know it will be a favorite for me and my husband. All the flavors here are wonderful. The pictures just jump right off the page. Fabulous post! Thanks for sharing :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

    • Thank you Krista!! Thanks quite the compliment!

  13. This looks amazing! I’m pinning it to try later! Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. I never thought of doing a skewer with salad, but it makes sense, especially now that grilling season is coming!

    • Yeah for grilling season! Thanks Loretta!

  15. Oh, I’m in heaven here! My grandfather was from Greece, I’ve had the pleasure to go once, and I LOVE Greek food. This looks wonderful, and despite the fact that I ate dinner already, I’m hungry for this now. I need to make this very soon!

  16. This is a gorgeous salad. I am a huge fan of chicken souvlaki. Love that you put it on a salad with tzaitziki sauce. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

    • Thank you Christie! I’m a huge fan of Chicken souvlaki too!

  17. I’m a total sucker for Greek salads. Not to mention tzatziki! The chicken looks soo good. Lunch is 11/2 hours away, but I already know what I want. This salad!

  18. I LOVE this salad!!! Actually I pretty much love all Greek food so you had me at tzatziki. ALSO– I am a hardcore jeans + t-shirt girl. Or jeans + tank tops. And in the cold weather? Jeans + hoodie!! I love my yoga pants because they squish that part of my middle that comes with being a mama, but unless I’m going to the gym I don’t wear them in public because I feel naked and… well i live in a small town.
    This chicken is happening!!!

    • Haha! I’ve noticed in the summer, I basically only wear jean shorts! I have a problem! Thanks Heather!


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