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Grilled chicken souvlaki (lemon garlic chicken skewers) with dairy-free tzatziki. Gluten-free and paleo.
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5 from 8 votes

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki with Dairy-Free Tzatziki

Grilled chicken souvlaki recipe is paired with a dairy-free tzatziki that’s out-of-this-world delicious. 
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 38 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken souvlaki, Dairy-free Tzatziki, Grilled Chicken Souvlaki
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 481kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


Chicken Souvlaki

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Dairy-Free Tzatziki

  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked 4-6 hours (or overnight)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup cucumber peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • Chop each chicken breast into approx 1.5 inch chunks and place in a bowl. Add all remaining chicken souvlaki ingredients and stir together. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • To make the tzatziki sauce, drain and rinse the cashews and place in a high-powered blender. Add the water and lemon juice and blend on high for 2-3 minutes, or until creamy. Add the remaining tzatziki ingredients to the blender and pulse a few times, just until combined. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator (Note: the tzatziki sauce can be stored for 3-4 days in the refrigerator).
  • Heat the grill on medium-high.
  • Place the marinated chicken pieces on skewers (approx 8-9 pieces per skewer makes 6 skewers) and cook on the grill for 3-4 minutes each side.
  • Served the grilled chicken souvlaki with the tzatziki sauce.


Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1301mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2.9mg