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Chick’n Souvlaki


Plant-based Chick’n is marinated in red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, oregano and olive oil, then skewered and grilled to perfection. The perfect addition to a summer meal.
  • Serves: 4 to 6
  • Active Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins - 1 hr
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Step 1: Marinating & Forming the Chick'n

Marinating & Forming the Chick'n
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice (1 to 2 lemons)
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 (10.5-oz) pkg Gardein Chick'n Strips or Scallopini, defrosted
  • wood or metal skewers
  • 2 tsp lemon zest (approx. 1/2 lemon), for the chick'n
  • 1 tsp chile flakes (or to taste), for the chick'n
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


Start by making the marinade. In a small mixing bowl, or in the casserole dish you will use to marinate the Chick’n, add the garlic, oregano, lemon juice and red wine vinegar. Whisk in the olive oil and add then season with salt and pepper.

Nest, prepare the Chick’n souvlaki. Add the defrosted Chick’n to a casserole dish. Add the freshly ground pepper, chili flakes and lemon zest. 
Using a fork, mash the mixture together until you reach a slightly coarse, yet smooth consistency. 
Using your hands, form some of the mixture into a long oval shape. 
Then press the mixture around a skewer.

Lastly, marinade with chick’n skewers in the marinade. 
Let the skewers marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 2: Cooking & Serving the Souvlaki

Cooking & Serving the Souvlaki
  • vegetable oil (if grilling)
  • sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil (for finishing)
  • Non-Dairy Tzatziki, for garnish


To cook the skewers, heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, lightly oil the grill and then add the skewers. 
Cook the skewers for 4 to 6 minutes, or until heated through and nicely browned on all sides.

Serve the skewers with your favorite sides, such as couscous salad, sliced baby cucumbers and tomatoes, as well as a Non-Dairy Tzatziki.

Chef's Notes

Before skewering the Chick’n, soak the wood skewers in water for at least 2 hours (if possible). This will help prevent them from burning while grilling.


  • Mina T
    Mina T
    Any substitutions to the Gardein Chick'n and Scallopini? Thank you.
  • Char N Rouxbe Staff
    Char N
    Hello, Mina- I make my own seitan with an easy recipe, here is another one that is very similar to the one I use: The vital wheat gluten makes a great recipe. Let me know how you make out. Cheers, Char

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