Greek-style Chicken Satay


Greek-style Chicken Satay

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

In Greek cuisine, the flavors of fresh herbs, tangy yogurt, and aromatic spices come together to create a vibrant and delicious culinary experience. This Greek-style Chicken Satay recipe combines the traditional Indonesian dish with the vibrant flavors of Greece, resulting in a mouthwatering fusion of cultures.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


Mediterranean diet, Gluten-free, Low-carb, High-protein, Dairy-free (if using dairy-free yogurt for tzatziki sauce)

Dairy (if using yogurt), Garlic

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free


While the original Indonesian Satay is typically marinated in a mixture of soy sauce and spices, the Greek-style Chicken Satay incorporates Mediterranean flavors such as lemon, garlic, and oregano. Additionally, instead of using peanut sauce, this recipe is served with a refreshing tzatziki sauce made with yogurt, cucumber, and dill. We alse have the original recipe for Satay, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat: 10g (Saturated Fat: 2g)
  • Carbohydrates: 6g (Sugars: 3g)
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.8g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken strips to the marinade and toss until they are evenly coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated chicken strips onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  5. 5.
    Grill the chicken skewers for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are cooked through and slightly charred.
  6. 6.
    While the chicken is grilling, prepare the tzatziki sauce. In a bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, chopped dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  7. 7.
    Serve the Greek-style Chicken Satay with the tzatziki sauce on the side.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken — Make sure to cut the chicken into evenly sized strips to ensure even cooking.
  • Greek yogurt — Use thick Greek yogurt for a creamy tzatziki sauce.
  • Cucumber — Grate the cucumber and squeeze out the excess moisture to prevent the sauce from becoming watery.
  • Wooden skewers — Soak the skewers in water before grilling to prevent them from burning.

Tips & Tricks

  • For extra flavor, marinate the chicken overnight.
  • If you don't have a grill, you can also cook the chicken skewers on a stovetop grill pan or in the oven.
  • Serve the Greek-style Chicken Satay with a side of Greek salad and warm pita bread for a complete meal.
  • You can also use this marinade and grilling method for other proteins like shrimp or tofu.
  • If you prefer a spicier version, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the marinade.

Serving advice

Serve the Greek-style Chicken Satay as an appetizer or main course. Garnish with fresh dill and lemon wedges for an extra touch of freshness.

Presentation advice

Arrange the grilled chicken skewers on a platter and drizzle the tzatziki sauce over them. Sprinkle some chopped dill on top for a pop of color.