I’ve been grilling A LOT this summer – which I love! =) And I mean, really, what’s not to love?? Grilling is easy, healthy, and no dirty dishes! #winning So when I spotted this recipe for Chicken Souvlaki, I knew I had to give it a try. I fell in love with Greek food (and specifically tzatziki) when I was in Greece a few years back. I think I had tzatziki every single day #sogood! And since chicken souvlaki is typically eaten with tzatziki…you see where this is going right?!? Yes ;). The marinade for the chicken is only a few basic ingredients but the flavors are nicely balanced, the chicken is perfectly juicy, and it pairs perfectly with tzatziki. You can eat it over a bed of lettuce with tomatoes and cucumbers or inside a pita pocket. Either way it’s delicious. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Enjoy!

Chicken Souvlaki

1.5 pounds uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
3/4 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly-cracked black pepper
juice of 1 large fresh lemon

1. In large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, oregano, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Add chicken and toss until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to overnight. (I let mine sit about 2 hours.)
2. Remove chicken from bowl, and discard the leftover marinade. Thread chicken onto skewers.
3. Preheat grill (or grill pan, if indoors) to medium-high. Place skewers on the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside. Transfer skewers to a separate plate, and set aside. Serve as desired – with tzatziki over lettuce/veggies as a salad or as a sandwich with pita bread.
*barely adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Categories: Main Dish

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