Easy Low Fat Chicken Souvlaki

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 10 mins

This is souvlaki without the fat!!! My kids love it grilled in the summer but I sometimes broil it in the oven in winter. The original recipe called for the juice of a lemon plus the zest, but I prefer it without the lemon. Let me know which way you prefer it. This is a crowd pleaser.


  1. Stir the first 7 ingredients well.
  2. Marinate the chicken breasts in the buttermilk mixture for at least 4 hours or up to 8 hours.
  3. Grill on medium low heat or broil in the oven until done.


Most Helpful

I've made this with chicken in the oven and recently with lamb on the grill and it's great! The second time I didn't have buttermilk so I substituted Greek yogurt in the marinade and it worked out terrific. It was thicker, but for grilled kabobs it held better on the meat during cooking. I did use lemon zest and juice from half a lemon both times and I think it really brings it all together. Threw it in a pita and topped it with grilled onions and store bought light tzatziki. It's a keeper!!!!

CatHandcuffs June 15, 2015

DH looked at me strangely when I was making the marinade the night before. But he was pleasantly surprised. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts, marinated overnight and cooked on the grill. We also marinated Quorn cutlets for the vegetarians. They don't need to be marinated very long, maybe 20minutes. Cooked them on the grill as well. It was enjoyed by all.

whtbxrmom May 16, 2012

The flavor was really nice. I made it with the lemon and it added a really nice citrus flavor. I cut the chicken into chunks and made it into skewers with onion and green peppers. Hubby really liked it. Was very tender.

Hotcooking_21 August 01, 2009

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