Souvlaki is a delicious Greek dish made with chicken, lamb, pork, or beef. This recipe is for chicken souvlaki and can be served as a main course or as a kebab. The chicken is marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and Greek herbs and then grilled or roasted. Serve the chicken souvlaki with pita bread, tzatziki sauce, and a salad. Stay with Cooking County to make delicious chicken souvlaki.
How to Make Chicken Souvlaki?
For The Chicken Souvlaki
- 1 pound chicken breast, cut into thin strips
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 8 ounces pita bread, warmed
- 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
For the Tzatziki Sauce
You need 1/2 cup of tzatziki sauce to make Chicken Souvlaki.
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 1 small carrot, diced
- 1 red onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
- Salt and black pepper as needed
To make tzatziki sauce, combine the cucumber, carrot, red onion and garlic in a medium bowl. Whisk together the yogurt, dill, parsley, and vinegar in a small bowl.
Pour over the vegetables and toss to combine. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. To make Chicken souvlaki, combine the tzatziki sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, garlic powder, salt and black pepper in a medium bowl.
Wash the chicken, and cut it into strips. Place the chicken strips in the bowl and coat evenly with the marinade.
Put the chicken souvlaki in the refrigerator. The more it rests, the tastier it will be. After a few hours, take the chicken souvlaki out of the fridge. You can both skewer and grill it on charcoal or fry it in a pan.
How to Serve Chicken Souvlaki?
Serve your chicken souvlaki with traditional Greek sides such as pita bread, tzatziki sauce, and roasted potatoes.
Key points about Making Chicken Souvlaki
Here are some tips for making the perfect chicken souvlaki:
- Start with the good quality chicken. Use organic or free-range chicken breasts for the best flavor if you can.
- Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces before skewering it onto wooden or metal skewers. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling to prevent them from burning.
- Season the chicken well with a Greek seasoning blend or your favorite spices. Some suggested spices include oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Marinate the chicken overnight for the most flavorful results.
- Be sure to Preheat your grill or oven before cooking the chicken.
- Grill or roast the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
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