Greek Part 1 – Chicken Souvlaki

My very first exposure to Greek food was back in Dec 2001; when I first landed in Canada. My cousin took me out to dinner to a Greek Restaurant in Surrey (Greater Vancouver Area) and it blew my mind.

Back in the day, there was not a lot of variety in terms of cuisine in Brunei. Western food meant; high tea in Season hotel or home-made asian bastardised versions of Western food.

So my first taste of authentic Greek cuisine was definitely not my last. Greek food was pretty price-y for me (back in my student years) – averaging at about $30 per person each time we ate out. So when I first learnt how to make hummus at work, I started reading up on Souvlakis as well.

This is my version of chicken souvlaki~



You will need:



6 chicken thighs (deboned)

4 cloves garlic (minced)

1/2 cup olive oil

1 lemon (juiced)

1 tablespoon oregano

1 teaspoon thyme

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt



Step 1


Mix all ingredients together


Step 2 – Marinate for at least 2 hours


Step 3


Skewer. (Make sure you soak skewers for about an hour in water so they don’t burn on the grill)


Step 4 – Grill~





I served the souvlaki with hummus, pita and some salad.

You could also serve them with lemon roasted potatoes and tzatziki.





Chicken breast can be used, I just like dark meat more AND it is cheaper.

This marinade can be used on lamb as well (omit the thyme)

For lemon roasted potatoes – Boil potatoes will half done, then cut into chunks, toss in some lemon juice, salt & pepper and oregano. Roast.

For salad – cut up cucumber, tomatoes and red onions. Toss with some white wine vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese, salt and pepper.



For pita – See recipe in Greek Part 2

For hummus – See recipe in Greek Part 3

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