French-inspired Souvlaki


French-inspired Souvlaki

Savory Grilled Skewers with a French Twist

In the realm of French cuisine, we have taken the beloved Greek dish of Souvlaki and given it a Gallic makeover. This French-inspired Souvlaki combines the flavors of tender marinated meat, vibrant vegetables, and a touch of French finesse. Get ready to indulge in a delightful fusion of Mediterranean and French culinary traditions.

Jan Dec

Preparation time: 70 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Total time: 82 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, High-protein, Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Mustard, Garlic

Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the original Greek Souvlaki is typically seasoned with Mediterranean herbs and spices, our French-inspired version incorporates classic French flavors. We have replaced the traditional Greek marinade with a blend of French herbs, added a touch of Dijon mustard for a tangy kick, and paired it with a creamy garlic aioli instead of tzatziki sauce. We alse have the original recipe for Souvlaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 280 kcal / 1172 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 12g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 8g, 4g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, thyme leaves, rosemary leaves, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken pieces to the marinade and toss until they are evenly coated. Allow the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated chicken, bell peppers, red onion, and cherry tomatoes onto the soaked wooden skewers, alternating between ingredients.
  5. 5.
    Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are slightly charred.
  6. 6.
    Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
  7. 7.
    Serve the French-inspired Souvlaki with a side of garlic aioli and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken — Ensure the chicken is cut into evenly sized pieces to ensure even cooking.
  • Bell peppers — For a smoky flavor, you can roast the bell peppers before adding them to the skewers.
  • Garlic — Use fresh garlic for the best flavor. Mince it finely to distribute the flavor evenly.

Tips & Tricks

  • Soaking the wooden skewers in water prevents them from burning on the grill.
  • Baste the skewers with the marinade while grilling for extra flavor.
  • Serve the French-inspired Souvlaki with a side of crusty French bread for a complete meal.
  • Experiment with different vegetables like zucchini or mushrooms for added variety.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of Dijon mustard in the marinade.

Serving advice

Serve the French-inspired Souvlaki on a platter, garnished with fresh herbs like parsley or chives. Accompany it with a side of garlic aioli and a mixed green salad for a refreshing contrast.

Presentation advice

Arrange the skewers in an appealing pattern on the platter, alternating between the colorful vegetables and the marinated chicken. Drizzle a little extra olive oil over the skewers for a glossy finish.