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Chicken Souvlaki Bowls with Garlic Fries…better known as the loaded Greek-inspired “street food” bowl that you need in your life this week. Grilled Greek marinated chicken skewers, served bowl style with grilled zucchini, homemade garlic fries, Tzatziki, and fresh summer cherry tomatoes. These bowls are simple to throw together, full of fresh ingredients, extra colorful, super flavorful, and so delicious. The perfect dinner to serve any night of the week…and all summer long.

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I mentioned on Sunday that my family is all in town this week. If you’ve been reading for a while, then you know that my brothers are all about protein-heavy meals. They love meat, they love potatoes, and they can do without anything green. I wish so much that I was exaggerating, but it’s all true. Each and every one of my five brothers could live off of grilled chicken and rice and be pretty happy. Though they do love spicy sauces and things like that, so they would probably get bored…eventually.

Enter my sisterly side-eye, here.

Anyway, point is that they love their chicken dishes, they love anything with garlic, and anything with potatoes. My eldest brother Creighton? He particularly loves gyros. More specifically a lamb gyro with plenty of special sauce, onions, and all the fixings. Every time he’s in town he begs me to make lamb gyros, and to this day I have not done it. Someday I will. But today I’m sharing my easier “deconstructed” gyro with oregano marinated chicken, garlicky fries, Tzatziki, and all the good fixings. So the healthier, slightly simpler version of a Gyro.

These bowls were dinner on Sunday night. They turned out so delicious that I decided to recreate them on Monday. I tried to make them pretty…ish (I don’t LOVE the photos) so I could share the recipe today.

Chicken Souvlaki skewers

If you’re new to Souvlaki, it’s Greek marinated meat with oregano, garlic, and lemon. You can use any variety of meat, but chicken and lamb are the most common. The marinade is very simple, a good amount of oregano, paprika, garlic, and lemon really go a long way and create a chicken skewer that’s tender and flavorful. I prefer to do a quick marinade of the chicken since I’m never prepared for a long marinating time. Most of the time 15 minutes is about all I have, so I make it work. And you know, it’s still darn good.

While the chicken marinates, I like to get to work on the garlicky fries. Oh, these fries. I could not love them more.

Yes, you need to turn your oven on to make these fries (or if you have an air fryer you could certainly air fry them). I promise these fries are so worth it. They kind of make these bowls. The key with the fries is adding just the right amount of garlic so that it’s flavorful, but not overpowering. I like to add a little before and after cooking for the best flavor. And then finish with oregano and flaky sea salt.

Garlic Fries on baking sheet

Alright, so fries are in the oven, now it’s time to grill the chicken skewers and zucchini.

Once the chicken and zucchini are done grilling the fries should be finishing up and it’s time to begin assembling.

The rest of the bowls are very much up to you, but I’m encouraging you to add the following.

First, warm naan or pita bread. Either is great, but around here we really prefer naan (video on how to make). But I’m sure you probably guessed this. The bread will act as the base of your bowl.

Next up you need Tzatziki. It’s a Greek yogurt-based sauce with cucumber, lemon, and dill. It’s simple to make at home using this recipe or pick up some from your local Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. Either way, just get your hands on some Tzatziki. It’s a must when serving up chicken souvlaki of any kind.

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Now, layer on the “salad” items. For me, that means shredded lettuce, the zucchini we grilled with the chicken, cherry tomatoes, and a sprinkle of feta cheese (which I forget about while taking the photos, sorry!). This is the area where you can really have fun and add your favorites…radishes, additional cucumbers, olives, onions, whatever you love!

Finally, add the fries and chicken skewers – and done!

I have to admit, this is not a 30-minute dinner. No, it’s more like an hour start to finish. Which I know can be a lot of time, especially on a weeknight, but if you can swing it, you must give these bowls a try. They’re healthy, are a great use of summer produce, and so delish. The perfect summer staple recipe for any night of the week.

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If you make this these chicken Souvlaki bowls with garlic fries, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Chicken Souvlaki Bowls with Garlic Fries.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 1314 kcal

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Ingredients

Garlic Fries

Instructions

  • 1. In a gallon-size zip-top bag or bowl, combine the chicken, olive oil, paprika, oregano, shallots, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, crushed red pepper, and a large pinch of salt. Marinate for 15 minutes or up to overnight in the fridge.
    2. Meanwhile, make the fries. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, oregano, and salt. Place the potato matchsticks in a large bowl and pour half the garlic mixture over. Gently toss to coat. Arrange the fries in an even layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, then flip, reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes more. Remove from the oven and toss with the remaining garlic oil.
    4. Set your grill, grill pan, or skillet to medium-high heat. Toss the zucchini with the remaining tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Take skewers and thread the chicken pieces on. Alternately, you can roast the chicken at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
    5. Grill the skewers until lightly charred and cooked through, turning them occasionally throughout cooking, about 10 to 12 minutes total. During the same time, grill the zucchini until lightly charred, 3-4 minutes per side. Remove everything from the grill.
    6. To serve, spread the Tzatziki onto warmed naan. Add lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, and feta. Top with fries and chicken. If desired, add a dollop of hummus. EAT!
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  1. 5 stars
    My daughter was home for college last night, and I made this recipe for our family and her college friends. I used the baked chicken option- and everything was delicious (also used the same ingredients on chickpeas for a vegan option) We had a wonderful meal, gathered together on our porch. Everyone picked their favorite toppings. The garlic fries were a huge hit!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was delicious! Marinated the chicken for about 24 hrs, made Kebobs with onions and peppers and zucchini, made my own tzatziki, and served with naans. Just as good if not better than the local Greek spot’s gyros! Thank you!

    1. Hey Kerrie,
      I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks so much for making it and sharing your review! xTieghan

  3. Hi Teighan’

    I was confused when the recipe gets to the zucchini part and mentions using the remaining olive oil. Is the chicken only supposed to be marinated in a certain amount of the original olive oil? Wasn’t sure if I was missing something there.

    Making these tonight and chicken is already marinated but I used all of what was mentioned (other than the fries olive oil portion)

    1. Hi Lauren,
      Sorry for any confusion, just add a drizzle of olive oil to use for the zucchini. I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Pam,
      Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear that it was a hit!! xTieghan

  4. Hi Tieghan!
    These look amazing! I am wondering if these could be prepared ahead of time and then reheated and assembled the next day.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Alicia,
      Honestly, I probably would just marinate the chicken overnight and then prep all of your veggies, but I would make everything fresh the day of. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    This is one of my favourite recipes. I skip on the feta cheese since I’m not a fan and it still is really good

    1. Hi Cassandra,
      Thanks so very much for giving this recipe a go, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Thanksgiving! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    Made this tonight on the skillet but used chicken thighs instead and no skewers because I didn’t have any. Turned out awesome! My husband and even my toddler approved! Definitely wish I had some olives though!

    1. Hey Amanda,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best day:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Michelle,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a wonderful day:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Josie,
      Fantastic! I am thrilled you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have a great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Meghan,
      Fantastic! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  7. 4 stars
    Potatoes were perfect, but I had to do the chicken in the oven without skewers, and the chicken was dry. Next time I will try to cook the whole Breast, then cut it. The flavor was great. Any suggestions?

    1. Hey Julie,
      Fantastic! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for making it! I would reduce your baking time accordingly! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Made this last night: so good! Chicken was so flavorful. Homemade fries were amazing; my family loved them. Will definitely make again!

    1. Hey Amy,
      Nope, I never soak my potatoes. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  9. Hi Tieghan,
    Like the sound of this recipe. Please tell me the number of servings this recipe will make.
    Love reading your Sunday Morning email with my coffee and scones. Best way to start the day!
    Delicious Wishes.
    Yvonne
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    1. Hey Yvonne,
      Thanks so much for your kind message! This recipe will make 4 servings. I hope you love the dish, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

      1. This was my first HBH recipe. So delicious! And the fries were super crispy. I will definitely be coming back for more recipe inspired!

        1. Hey Lauren,
          Fantastic! I am thrilled you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have a great week:) xTieghan