Jun 10, 2010

Chicken souvlaki

Well, what did I do with all of those pita breads and tzatziki sauce – well, combined together they make the perfect chicken souvlaki!    Some members of my family – that enjoyed this delicious homemade meal – topped theirs with some of the Greek tomato salad.  I like mine with the chicken, feta cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and some of that garlicky tzatziki.  Completely delicious and healthy meal.  I had a lot of fun putting together this Mediterranean inspired meal – and I even have one more vegetarian aspect to post tomorrow.  I could seriously eat this food every single day and not grow tired of it.  Enjoy!
For the chicken marinade:

  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaping tbsp. plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken
To assemble:
  • Pita bread
  • Fresh tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • Red onion, sliced thin
  • shredded lettuce
  • feta cheese
  • tzatziki or Greek dressing
1. To marinade the chicken, combine the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl.  Whisk together until mixed well.  Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix well to coat.  Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
2. Cook the chicken as desired, either in the skillet, the broiler or a grill.  Once the chicken is completely cooked through, transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.   Cut into strips.
3. Warm the pita bread for serving.
4.  Top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and sliced onions.  Serve immediately.
Source: adapted from Annie’s Eats who adapted from Elly Says Opa!
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