Indian-style Chicken Souvlaki

I’ve taken the much-loved Greek chicken souvlaki and given it a healthy dose of Indian flavours with my cracker of a marinade. Packed with fresh salad, a herby sauce and zingy pickle, it’s a eat-with-your-hands dinner the fam will love.


Indian-style Chicken Souvlaki

15 minutes
25 minutes

1.5kg (3 lb 5 oz) chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces

3 tomatoes, diced

1 Lebanese cucumber, diced

12 pita bread

bamboo or metal skewers



4 garlic cloves, finely grated

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp vegetable oil


Pickled red onion:

1 red onion, sliced

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp sea salt


Coriander & mint chutney:

1 cup roughly chopped coriander leaves and stems, plus extra leaves to serve

1 cup mint leaves, plus extra to serve

1 long green chilli, roughly chopped

2 tbsp lemon juice

½ tsp ground cumin

½ tsp sea salt

¼ cup thick natural yoghurt

  • Step 1

    To make the pickled onion, place the onion, lemon juice and salt in a bowl and mix. Set aside until ready to serve.

  • Step 2

    Combine the chicken with the marinade ingredients. Mix until well combined. Thread the chicken onto skewers. Heat a BBQ grill plate or large frying pan over high heat. When the grill or pan is hot, add the chicken skewers and cook for about 15 minutes, turning every so often, or until cooked through and slightly charred. (It helps to turn the heat down to medium once you’ve seared all sides so they can cook all the way through at a lower temperature.)

  • Step 3

    While the chicken is cooking, make the coriander & mint chutney. Use a small hand-held blender to process the coriander, mint, chilli, lemon juice, cumin and salt to a paste. Stir through the yoghurt. Set aside until ready to serve.

  • Step 4

    Combine the tomato and cucumber in a bowl. Set aside until ready to serve.

  • Step 5

    To serve, heat the pita bread according to packet instructions. Serve the chicken skewers with the pita bread, tomato and cucumber salad, pickled red onion, coriander and mint chutney, and extra herbs.

  • Notes

    – If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for 10-15 minutes so they don’t burn when the chicken is grilling.

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Indian style chicken souvlaki


I made this for dinner tonight and it was so tasty and delicious. I also made a coleslaw to add to it 👌The coriander and mint salad was soooo darn good. Even my husband who definitely doesn’t like coriander loved it👌👍 The pickled red onion was a beautiful addition to it 🥰 This will definitely be a repeat on my menu ♥️♥️♥️👌

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