Chicken Souvlaki

chicken-soulavki

Indulge in the rich heritage of Greek cuisine with each flavorful bite of Chicken Souvlaki. The marinade, infused with garlic, oregano, lemon juice, and olive oil, tenderizes and enhances the chicken, creating a true Mediterranean delight. The combination of grilled chicken, warm pita bread, and tangy tzatziki sauce is a perfect harmony of flavors. Whether you’re hosting a Greek gala or enjoying a cozy meal at home, this recipe will transport you to the sun-drenched shores of Greece.

Prep Time

30 minutes (plus marinating time)

Cooking Time

10-15 minutes

Servings

This recipe serves 4 people.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grilled pita bread
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Dried oregano (for garnish)

Nutritional Information (Approx)

  • Calories: 200-250
  • Proteins: 20-30 grams
  • Fats: 5-10 grams (mainly from olive oil)
  • Carbohydrates: 5-10 grams

Method

  • In a bowl, combine the crushed garlic, dried oregano, chopped rosemary, sweet paprika, olive oil, lemon juice, and dry white wine to prepare the marinade.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into cubes and place them in the marinade, ensuring each piece is well-coated. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight for more intense flavors.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Thread the marinated chicken onto skewers, discarding any excess marinade.
  • Grill the skewers, turning occasionally, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Warm the pita bread on the grill.
  • Serve the grilled chicken souvlaki wrapped in the warm pita bread and garnish with tzatziki sauce and a sprinkle of dried oregano.

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