Flavorful Greek Chicken Souvlaki in the Air Fryer

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Air Fryer Chicken Souvlaki and Tasty Tzatziki Sauce

My daughter and I love to try new flavors and foods. Recently, we went to a Greek restaurant and tried souvlaki. It was so tasty that I knew I had to try it in the air fryer.

Today I am so excited to share with you how to make chicken souvlaki in the air fryer. You will love this recipe because it is easy to make and bursts with fresh and new flavors.

What is souvlaki?

Souvlaki is a Greek fast food that consists of pieces of meat grilled on a skewer. For today’s recipe, we are making chicken souvlaki and instead of grilling it, we are going to cook it in the air fryer!

For chicken souvlaki, you will need:

  • 4 Skewers and rack that fit the air fryer basket
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6-8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used 1 large chicken breast)

How to Make Chicken Souvlaki

Two hours or so before you plan on eating, add the oil, lemon juice, garlic, dried oregano, and salt to a Ziploc bag, seal and shake. Then, add the chicken and marinate for 2 hours.

How to Make Chicken Souvlaki in the Air Fryer

After 2 hours, thread the chicken onto the skewers. Place a rack in the air fryer basket and lay the skewers on top. Cook at 380F/190C for 5 minutes. Increase the temperature to 400°F/200°C for another minute or 2, or until chicken reaches 165°F/74°C.

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Remove the skewers from the air fryer basket and serve immediately with toppings.

Suggested toppings

Souvlaki tastes amazing as a sandwich served on pita bread with traditional Greek toppings, such as:

  • Thinly sliced red onions
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Feta cheese
  • Tzatziki sauce

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce is a tasty yogurt and cucumber based sauce that wraps this recipe right up into one bundle of deliciousness!

Homemade tzatziki sauce is so easy to make, you need:

  • 3 ounces plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/4 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pinch salt

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and store in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

Final Thoughts

I love this Greek Chicken Souvlaki because it is an easy, fun, and tasty change to what I normally make in the air fryer. Plus, I love that most of these ingredients are some I already have! This recipe shows just how much quicker it is to make these in the air fryer. It only takes 5-8 minutes to cook the chicken in the air fryer, then minutes to assemble it into a Greek masterpiece!

Have you had souvlaki before? What did you think of this recipe? Share with us in the comments below!

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Flavorful Greek Chicken Souvlaki in the Air Fryer

Homemade and tasty Greek chicken souvlaki is super easy in the air fryer. Serve this dish in minutes with a flavorful tzatziki sauce and this air fryer recipe will be one of your new favorites!
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Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 23 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4



Chicken Souvlaki

  • 6-8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces (I used 1 large chicken breast)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 3 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cucumber peeled, seeded, and grated
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ½ clove garlic minced
  • ½ pinch salt

Serve With

  • pita bread
  • red onions thinly sliced
  • tomatoes sliced
  • cucumbers sliced
  • Kalamata olives
  • feta cheese


2 hours Before Eating

  • Place the chicken souvlaki marinade ingredients in a Ziploc bag, seal and shake. Add the chicken and marinate for 2 hours.
  • Make the tzatziki sauce by mixing together all the ingredients. Place in a bowl and store in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

When ready to cook

  • Thread the chicken onto skewers, place in the air fryer basket and on the skewer rack. Cook at 380F/190C for 5 minutes. Bump up to 400°F/200°C for another minute or 2, or until chicken reaches 165°F/74°C.
  • Remove the skewers from the air fryer basket.
  • Assemble grilled chicken souvlaki pitas. First, spread Tzatziki sauce on the pita, add chicken pieces (off the skewers) then add veggies, olives, and feta. Enjoy!


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Recipe Adapted From: All Recipes

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Ingredients: Chicken, Cucumber, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Olives, Oregano, Red Onion
Meal Type: Main Dish, Sauces, Spreads, and Dressings, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Egg Free
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Sandwiches and Burgers, Air Fryer

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