Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki | Slimming World

Sometimes on the weekend, we’d occasionally have a Chicken Kebab, but not anymore. This Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki is a million times nicer and is Syn free. It’s perfect when following the Slimming World Extra Easy plan.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

We don’t tend to have a “treat night” anymore, and instead, cook something interesting that feels like a “treat”. Hence our obsession with recreating take away recipes and turning them into Slimming World “fake aways”.

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Making things like this Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki instead of having a take away dramatically increases our weekly losses. Instead of losing 2lb, we’ll loose 4lb etc. Really is worth that extra bit of willpower.

Some of you love this Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki recipe!

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What do I need to cook this Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki?

There are a few things you need to make this Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki. Some are necessary and some are ideal – they’ll make your life easier for sure!

You’ll need;

  • Good quality chicken breasts
  • A jar with a tight lid
  • Bamboo skewers
  • A cast iron griddle pan

For the chicken breasts, I urge you to check out our Protein Food Shop hampers. Packed full of the BEST quality meat we’ve ever come across (which is saying something!!). They’re also incredible value for money, working out FAR cheaper than the supermarket.

They’re also British (not from the EU, unlike some online “butchers”!) and don’t have that horrid vac-pack smell when you open them up.


As for the jar with the light lid – it’s needed to store the rest of the Souvlaki Seasoning Mix in. I use these Kilner herb jars from Amazon, they’re the best you can get!

The bamboo skewers you can probably pick up from any supermarket, they’ll be on offer soon as BBQ season starts!

Lastly the cast iron griddle pan, this has to be the most used pan in our kitchen. It’s the best pan to cook meat in, and it holds the heat SO well. You also get those fantastic griddle marks which make your food taste amazing.

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You can get this Kitchen Craft 24 cm Cast Iron Round Ribbed Grill Pan super cheap over on Amazon. It’s the one we have, and does the job very well!

How do I make and cook this Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki?

This is one of our easier recipes! Literally all you do is cut the chicken up, marinade and cook!

Step 1

Make the Souvlaki Seasoning Mix by mixing together all of the ingredients in the recipe below. Store them in a jar with a tight lid as you won’t use all of it, so best to keep some for later.

Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki | Slimming World

Step 2

Chop the chicken into chicken nugget sized pieces, and pop in a bowl along with the lemon juice. Add 2 tbsp of the Souvlaki Seasoning Mix (in the recipe below) and mix well! You want to make sure all of the chicken pieces are coated.

Cover the bowl with clingfilm, then leave the chicken to marinade in the fridge for at least an hour.

Step 3

Thread the chicken onto the skewers and heat your griddle pan. You’ll also want to preheat your oven to 200°C so we can put them in there to cook through.

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Step 4

Whilst the Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki is cooking, you want to prepare some salad and your Syn free Tzatziki. All you do is combine the ingredients indicated in the recipe below.

The Tzatziki will top your chicken like so! Nom, nom, nom.

Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki | Slimming World

That’s how you make our Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki! Pretty simple, right? Just plate it up, and you have a meal fit for any king or queen.

Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki | Slimming World

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Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki

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343kcal Zero

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Souvlaki Seasoning Mix
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together & place in a glass jar. Preferably one with a tight lid
Souvlaki Chicken
  1. Cut the chicken breasts into chunks about the size and thickness of a chicken nugget. Place into a non-reactive bowl
  2. Add the lemon juice and mix well so all of the pieces are coated
  3. Add 2 tbsp of the Souvlaki Seasoning Mix and mix well. Cover with clingfilm and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour
  4. Preheat an oven to 200°C
  5. Spray the chicken skewers with Frylight
  6. Heat a cast iron griddle pan (or mist a frying pan with Frylight & heat, if you don't have one). When the pan is very hot, add the chicken, and cook on each side until the chicken colours
  7. Once coloured on all sides, place the chicken in the oven for 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through
Tzatziki Dressing
  1. Place all of the Tzatziki ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Season to taste

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- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.


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  1. I made this recipe today for my dinner it was Epic, I’m 69 weeks into SW 6st 5lb down and starting to struggle with meal planning when I saw this recipe I got excited to try it and it did not disappoint, I’m full and still sitting here telling everyone how amazing my dinner was. I’m making it for taster night this week it’s so inspiring Thank you xxx

  2. This recipe is amazing and a big hit with the kids. Can’t wait for summer so I can get these on the BBQ. Yum yum

  3. I’m feeling pretty conflicted about this one. The tzatziki is so simple to make and absolutely delicious. The chicken is cooked perfectly following the times. However the seasoning is off for my taste. Not sure what it is – possibly too much of the oregano or thyme – but it was too overpowering on the chicken. On the plus side, it’s made me see how easy it is to do chicken skewers and i’ll definitely be making them again but will look for alternative seasoning options, or at least tinkering with this mix.

  4. Hi. Looking forward to having this tonight but can’t find the colemans concentrate. Where did you get it from?

    1. Hi Sue
      We got ours from Sainsburys, but I think I’ve seen it in Asda too. If you can’t get hold of it you could make your own using dried or fresh chopped mint with a little sweetener, a drizzle of boiling water and some white wine vinegar

  5. Thanks Kate. We’ve been to the 4 major supermarkets in and around the same small town you’re from – lol – and not found it, only the Colemans Classic version. Never mind, dried is in the cupboard, so will be in the yoghurt soon! Can’t wait to try this dish.

    1. Hi Simran
      Yes it would still be free with rice, as long as the rice is syn free (some rice pouches/frozen rice contain syns)

  6. Made these last night. They were fantastic, such a great change from our normal chicken recipes.quite spicy as i let the chicken marinate for about 6 hours, so definitely needed the sw tzatziki to dip then chicken in!

  7. WoW just WoW….. DELICIOUS…. we had this with baked potato (for the hub) and sweet baked potato (for me)… very filling, very tasty, will def. have this again… use all your recipes and love every one but this is in my top 5!!!!! Thanks Pinch of…. xx

  8. I did this for my husband in an attempt to stop us getting a ‘proper’ takeaway chicken kebab. It was fab! I marinated the chicken overnight and used an aldi greek style fat free lemon yoghurt rather than the yog/ lemon juice combo. cooked it on the griddle pan and had sw style roasted potatoes/ sw chips and salad.

  9. Delicious! I had couscous and salad with this, had no skewers so just cooked on a tray in the oven, also had no oregano so used marjoram, simple to make I prepared the spice mix and chicken in the morning

    1. Hi Amanda
      In this recipe, the tzatziki is designed to use as a dipping sauce, or to drizzle over the souvlaki chicken. Traditional Greek tzatziki does usually include cucumber, and of course, you can add it to yours!

  10. I made this at the weekend a real winner with hubby will definitely make it again so easy I marinated the chicken in the morning and left it in the fridge to chill to use later I had it with cous cous and lots of roasted vegetables and of course the sauce which complements it well

  11. Tried this tonight and I really enjoyed it. This will be a firm favourite with myself and family. Totally stuffed now 😋

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