Chicken Souvlaki Pizza

This super simple chicken souvlaki pizza is perfect for the quick weeknight rush. Whole wheat dough topped with chicken, feta, tzatziki sauce and cucumber – what’s not to love?

Chicken Souvlaki Pizza by Nutmeg Nanny

I was 21 years old before I tried chicken souvlaki. I was living in New York and my then boyfriend decided I needed to try his favorite restaurant. So we drove out to the middle of nowhere New Jersey and pulled up to a trailer. A trailer people. A trailer.

I looked at him and said “I’m not eating here. It looks like I might get murdered if I enter this place.” He assured me it was legit so I begrudgingly followed him inside.  The good news is that the inside looked slightly more restaurant like than the outside.

It’s the little things that make you happy when you enter a trailer that is allegedly a restaurant.

Chicken Souvlaki Pizza by Nutmeg Nanny

Good news though. The food was amazing. Like really amazing.

I was told to get the gyro but instead I made my boyfriend get the gyro and I got the chicken souvlaki. I figured if we both got something different I got to try more! I’m always thinking ahead like that. To this day I refuse to get the same thing as my husband at dinner. I feel like I get more for my money if I get to try a bite of something else.

Now, back to this chicken souvlaki. It had just the right amount of lemon and spice to the chicken and the tzatziki sauce was so amazing I had dreams of taking a bath it’s luxurious beauty.

Ok, that was a bit much but you get the point. It was delicious.

Chicken Souvlaki Pizza by Nutmeg Nanny

Now this chicken souvlaki pizza takes all the flavor of chicken souvlaki and piles it high on top of a whole wheat pizza crust. The best part {in my opinion} is the drizzle of homemade tzatziki sauce. Plus there is tons of feta cheese on this pizza. That alone should make you happy.

Man I love feta cheese.

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Chicken Souvlaki Pizza

This super simple chicken souvlaki pizza is perfect for the quick weeknight rush. Whole wheat dough topped with chicken, feta, tzatziki sauce and cucumber.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

For marinade:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed

For pizza:
1 pound whole wheat pizza dough
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup feta cheese, divided
1/4 cup diced red onion (you can also do sliced)
8 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/3 cup diced English cucumber
1/4-1/3 cup tzatziki sauce

For tzatziki sauce:
1 cup shredded cucumber
2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
2 tablespoons minced fresh mint

Directions:

For marinade:
In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together olive oil, oregano, lemon juice and kosher salt.

Add in cubed chicken breast, stir to combine and let marinade for 30 minutes.

Once the chicken has marinaded add the chicken to a non-stick skillet set over medium high heat. Cook until just lightly browned on the outside, about 3 minutes. Don't worry if the chicken is still a little pink. It will finish getting cooked in the oven.

For pizza:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Stretch dough as thin as possible onto a silpat lined baking sheet. This is my preferred method because you do not have to worry about having cornmeal on hand.

Lightly coat the dough with olive oil and sprinkle the pizza with 1/2 cup feta cheese. Top the cheese with chicken, red onions and cherry tomatoes.

Bake for 15-18 minutes until the dough is fully cooked and the top is just lightly golden.

Remove pizza from the oven, top with remaining 1/4 cup feta cheese and diced cucumber. Drizzle with desired amount of tzatziki sauce.

For tzatziki sauce:
Add shredded cucumber to a colander, sprinkle with salt and toss to coat evenly.

Let the cucumber sit (I leave my colander in the sink) for about 30 minutes to help draw some the water out of the cucumber. I like to press the cucumber agains the colander just to get as much water out as possible.

In a medium sized mixing bowl add salted cucumber, Greek yogurt, grated garlic, lemon juice, minced dill and minced mint. Stir together to combine. Keep cold until ready to use.

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38 Responses to “Chicken Souvlaki Pizza”

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    DessertForTwo — June 9, 2014 at 7:40 am

    I think this is dinner tonight! Yum!

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — June 9, 2014 at 7:56 am

    This is definitely my kind of pizza!

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    Tanya Schroeder — June 9, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Oh my, this is one of the best pizza’s I have ever seen! Sounds incredible. Being Greek, we live on chicken souvlaki!

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    mimi — June 9, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Stunning! I can say I’ve never put cucumber on pizza, but boy does it look pretty incredible!!!

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    Amanda ( The Kitcheneer) — June 9, 2014 at 10:25 am

    This pizza looks amazing! I am totally trying this!

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    Coleen @ The Redhead Baker — June 9, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I laughed at loud at your description of the restaurant. I’ve never had chicken souvlaki before, but this looks delicious!

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    Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — June 9, 2014 at 11:04 am

    This pizza is perfect!

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    Miss — June 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    This looks beyond amazing! I know I would love it!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — June 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Love this take on pizza!

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    Angela {Mind Over Batter} — June 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Bathing in the luxuriously in tzatziki sauce has crossed my mind more than once. This pizza looks so delicious, I think I want to do the backstroke on it.

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    Paula - bell'alimento — June 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I’ll take 2 slices please. Okay three. Yep, definitely three.

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    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — June 9, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    This pizza looks amazing. I love Greek food, so I would love this!

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    Brenda@SugarFreeMom — June 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    What a unique idea! I love the sound of all those flavors with the tzatziki sauce!

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    Ginny McMeans — June 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    What a beautiful pizza!

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    Angie — June 9, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I think this must be one of the few pizza flavors I haven’t tried, but it looks amazing! Going on my must make list ASAP!

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    taylor @ greens & chocolate — June 9, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I feel like some of the diveiest and sketchiest places make the best food sometimes! This pizza looks so good! I love chicken souvlaki!

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    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — June 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Oh this sounds amazing!

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    christine — June 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Great flavor combo. Definitely one I haven’t tried.

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmwg — June 9, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Oh I am liking this pizza. I have been wanting to make chicken souvlaki pizza for a while. Now I gotta try this.

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    amanda @ fake ginger — June 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I always like to get something different from my husband, too. And he’s so aggravating because he’ll change his mind last minute to get the same thing as me! Drives me nuts.

    I really don’t know if I’ve ever had chicken souvlaki before but I totally want this pizza!

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    Kate @Framed Cooks — June 9, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    First of all, chicken souvlaki + pizza? Genius. Two of my all time faves! And your pictures (especially the one with the wedges) are just plain beautiful. :)

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    Marion@Life Tastes Good — June 9, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Omgosh when you find a good hole-in-the-wall place it is like finding a gem! I love them!! This pizza is right up my alley! What a great idea to put all of these perfect flavors on a pizza crust! Genius! and, btw, I could bathe in tzatziki too – that stuff is to die for!!

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    Bri | Bites of Bri — June 10, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Oh my gosh. I’m such a sucker for chicken souvlaki and pizza so this is a match made perfectly for me. I’m pinning it and make it ASAP.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — June 10, 2014 at 8:28 am

    More times than not it’s the “dives” that serve the best food. Weird. This pizza looks incredible! I just love all the ingredients!!!

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    Happy Valley Chow — June 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Wow that pizza looks absolutely incredible! Great recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — June 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Mmm I have made a Greek style pizza before but I must try this one too!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — June 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I’ve never had chicken souvlaki.before! I’m missing out! Love the pizza!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — June 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Man! I love chicken souvlaki and feta cheese in just about any form! You’re pizza sounds amazing. I could totally bathe in the luxuriousness of it.

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    grace — June 10, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    LOVE this! chicken souvlaki is my go-to greek dish and this is an extremely excellent idea!

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    Michelle { A Latte Food } — June 10, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Wow! I have never had chicken souvlaki, but I’m pretty sure it’s on tonight’s menu now! This looks amazing!

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    meredith in sock monkey slippers — June 11, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Love that thin crust!

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    Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — June 12, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I love this! What a great idea! And THAT CRUST!!!

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    Carla — June 12, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Oh yes you’re speaking my language! On vacation we went into this really junky looking restaurant thinking “oh great” but the food turned out fine. I do wish these restauranteurs would have more inviting places though ;)

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    Joanne — June 13, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Welll I’m definitely glad there was actually a restaurant inside that trailer! And I’m also curious as to how he found out about the restaurant in the first place!

    Greek food often hits the spot for me. Such fresh delicious flavors.

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