Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki from Frutta Si
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Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts (~1 kg)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  •   salt and freshly ground pepper
  •   pita bread
  •   skewers
  • Tzatziki
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 500g strained yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • a pinch salt

Preparation

Cut the chicken breasts into 1" pieces and place them in a large bowl with all the marinade ingredients (olive oil, lemon, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper). Mix well until chicken is fully coated, cover refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Meanwhile, prepare the tzatziki sauce: Pour olive oil and grated garlic into blender and blend until combined. Remove the skin and the seeds of the cucumber and grate it into a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and leave aside for 10 minutes. Use a paper towel to wrap the grated cucumber and remove excess water. In a bowl, add the cucumber, the blended garlic and oil, the yogurt, red wine vinegar, a pinch of salt and blend, until the ingredients are combined. Refrigerate to store.

Soak the skewers in water. 

Preheat the grill on high heat.

Put the chicken pieces onto the skewers; then place on grill. Cook for 8-10 minutes until cooked through.

Heat the pitas in the oven and serve with vegetables: tomatoes, lettuce, onion, if desired.

 

Boneless skinless chicken breast

Plain yogurt

Cucumber

Ground pepper

Salt

Dried oregano

Garlic

Lemons

Extra virgin olive oil

Red wine vinegar

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