Chicken Thigh Souvlaki

Chicken Thigh Souvlaki is an absolute proof that Greeks love so much their souvlaki that everything that can get the shape and form of it, it will! The Americans usually make jokes about their “on the stick”- food extravaganza typical mostly for the state and local fairs. In Greece, souvlaki is no joke for sure.

Is you ask Greeks why they have the chicken-thigh souvlaki, they would probably knowingly smile back at you: if you haven’t already learned that souvlaki is the Greek magic cuisine word it’s time to learn it.

Chicken-thigh souvlaki simply tastes better that the ordinary roasted and/or grilled chicken thigh! The most obvious reason is that in the form of souvlaki, it gets grilled equally all over. If you can prove the opposite, go ahead!

Chicken-thigh souvlaki is easier to eat: it doesn’t need to go off the skewer and you hands will remain clean (this is a matter of relativity, but to some extent it can be true). You will look more dissent carving your way down to the thigh bone through the juicy chicken-thigh souvlaki then if you do the same to the ordinary grilled thigh, since the latter could be “slippery”. And so on, and so on…. Chicken thigh souvlaki is common in Athens, especially in downtown and in some eccentric restaurants, and it can be found in the islands of the Ionian Sea – as the locals there like putting everything on skewers!

Chicken-Thigh Souvlaki Recipe

chicken thigh souvlaki

  • Chicken thighs
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice, fresh
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dry oregano
  • Thyme
  • Mustard

Ah, how easy it can be! Just prepare the marinade, put the chicken thighs in it, and keep overnight in the fridge. For the marinade, the Greek way, you need olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, dry oregano and thyme, mustard, salt and pepper to season, and –voila! Mix all marinade ingredients well, and place the thighs. Add as many thighs as you wish in one bowl but be sure that thighs are abundantly covered by the marinade. Place in the fridge. You will have amazing results the following day – when grilled, the chicken thighs will be so juicy that you would always want to eat them exactly this way. If you decide to serve them with salad and mustard dressing or even tzatziki, you won’t regret it .

One Response to Chicken Thigh Souvlaki

  1. Bob September 9, 2012 at 15:27 #

    What kind of mustard for the chicken-thigh souvlaki recipe? It could make a big difference.

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