Affiliate Disclosure

As an Amazon and GoAffPro associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases via affiliate links

Here is my recipe on how to cook BBQ Greek gyros kebabs with a souvlaki seasoning rub on chicken. Best served with flatbreads or pitta, this dish is an excellent summer BBQ meal.

One which is popular with my family, I enjoy cooking these BBQ Greek gyros kebabs as it is quick, easy and more importantly – tasty.

Why I love BBQ Greek Gyros Kebabs

Useful Items For The Kitchen

These are some useful things to have in your kitchen.

Kitchen Scales
Mixing Bowls
Pestle & Mortar
Kitchen Timer

The versatility of this dish makes it a go to choice for a simple and quick meal. The more time the chicken can get to marinade the better and makes for a tastier dish. The absolute minimum is 30 minutes marinade time, but look to do an hour or two in the fridge for best effect.

What should I serve BBQ Greek Gyros Kebabs with?

In my mind, the one bread which is the winner here is the pitta bread. A simple bread recipe to make and only take 4-5 minutes in the oven to cook. These breads are best cooked on a pizza stone for ultimate puff and rise.

Bbq greek gyros kebabs grill
The BBQ kebabs can be cooked on an indirect heat.

What cut of meat is best for gyros?

I have used chicken in this recipe and opted for chicken breast fillet. To keep costs down you are able to use chicken thigh and remove the skin and leg meat before dicing. This will quite often give a more tasty meat – the closer to the bone the tastier the meat in my opinion!

Other types of meat that can be used are pork and lamb. Lamb is quite a traditional gyros meat and will work well with this recipe too. Don’t be scared to experiment, just ensure that the meat is cooked to the correct temperature for the type of meat it is.

Greek gyros kebabs

BBQ Greek gyros kebabs

A quick and easy recipe BBQ Greek gyros kebabs with souvlaki seasoning rub
3 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: chicken, greek, kebab, kebabs, souvlaki
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Indirect cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 people



  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Maple Syrup
  • ½ tbsp Souvlaki Mix
  • 500 grams Chicken Breast Diced
  • 1 Onion Red or brown
  • 1 Pepper Red or green


  • Mix the maple syrup, salt and souvlaki mix together and spread over the diced chicken. Place in a bag and put back in the fridge to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
    ½ tsp Salt, ½ tsp Maple Syrup, 500 grams Chicken Breast, ½ tbsp Souvlaki Mix
    Bbq greek gyros kebabs raw in bag
  • Chop the veg and share equally amongst kebab skewers. I find it easier to separate them out first on a chopping board and space them in the order to be mounted on the kebab skewer.
    1 Onion, 1 Pepper
    Bbq greek gyros kebabs rub
  • Place the pieces of the marinated chicken in between the veg and then mount on the skewers.
    500 grams Chicken Breast
  • Cook on the BBQ. You can use a direct heat for 5-10 minutes or indirect for 30 minutes, finishing off on direct to get some charring for 30-40 seconds when done.
    Bbq greek gyros kebabs grill

1 thought on “Quick BBQ Greek gyros kebabs”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Keep Up To Date & Join The Mailing List