Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

May 14, 2015


Ever since I heard who I thought to be James Earl Jones on the Arby’s gyro commercial I have been craving gyros and tzatziki, or cucumber, sauce.

Only when I tried to find the commercial on YouTube did I find out it was not James Earl Jones but someone who sounds an awful lot like him. I also found out that their commercial is not on YouTube in its official form so you’ll just have to trust me here and try this grilled Greek chicken recipe. It’s not a gyro, BUT IT HAS THE MEAT! Hmmm.

Kinda like our marketing strategy when it comes to listing homes.


1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup plain Greek yogurt 
2 T fresh-squeezed lemon juice 
4 cloves garlic, minced 
1 t dried oregano 
1/2 t salt 
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves cut into bite-sized pieces

Wooden skewers as needed (soak in water 15 minutes before adding the chicken to them)


Tzatziki Sauce:
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cucumber peeled, seeded and grated
1 T olive oil
2 t white vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pinch salt


1) Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 cup Greek yogurt, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 4 cloves minced garlic, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large revealable bag.

2) Add chicken, seal bag and shake/massage to coat with marinade. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour, preferably 2, shaking again every 30 minutes to make sure it’s all coated

While the chicken is marinating:

3) Mix yogurt, cucumber, 1 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, 2 cloves minced garlic, and pinch of salt together in a bowl. Refrigerate tzatziki sauce for flavors to blend, 1 to 2 hours.

4) Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade and thread onto the soaked skewers. (discard unused marinade)

5) Spray olive oil the grate, then place the skewered chicken on the preheated grill, turning approximately every 5 minutes until nicely browned on all sides and chicken is no longer pink in the center.


Serving Suggestion: Put chicken and Tzatziki Sauce on a warmed pita with halved, grape tomatoes and Feta cheese crumbles.

Serve with Greek pasta salad. Want the pasta recipe? Let us know.

Fill out the form below and you’ll have it before dinner time tomorrow. Send us pics, we want to know how it turned out.

Category: Recipes

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About The Author

John Hardy of Team Hardy isn't your typical realtor. John's spent 25-years developing brands and marketing strategies in corporate America. He's lead contract negotiations, started mentoring programs and helped business start-ups, which eventually led him to real estate. Why is this important for you? Simple, this diverse background has enabled John to become an extraordinary realtor with the skills, ability, and experience that gives you the extra-advantage you need to market YOUR property. Get John's full-story here.

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