Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Presented by Johnson & Wales University.
Makes Four Servings.


2 lbs boneless chicken breasts


1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Fresh sage

1 teaspoon Fresh Oregano

1 teaspoon Fresh thyme


1 ½ cups Greek Yogurt

1 Medium cucumber

1 clove garlic

Juice of ½ lemon

½ tablespoon Olive Oil

2 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped

Salt and black pepper to taste


4-6 pieces of pita bread

2 tomatoes, sliced thin

1 red onion, sliced thin

Method of Production

  1. Cut the chicken in 1 in slices about 3 inches long.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and add chicken.
  3. Cover and let marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Peel and slice cucumber in half lengthwise
  5. Using a spoon, remove the seeds, effectively making the inside hollow.
  6. Roughly chop the cucumber and place in a colander, sprinkle salt over top.
  7. Allow the cucumber to expel its liquid for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Blend the cucumber, lemon juice, and olive oil
  9. Stir mixture into yogurt and add dill
  10. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper
  11. Grill or sear the chicken slices on medium heat.
  12. Toast pita bread on grill lightly
  13. Add grilled chicken to pita with Tzatziki, tomato, and onion
  14. Wrap in Foil and enjoy!