Chicken Souvlaki & Tzatziki Sauce {recipe}

A favourite in our house. Easy & healthy too.My husband (Mr3P), who is from Greek heritage tells me that souvlaki means "on a stick"...it's his VERY loose translation. In fact he tells me that if you can poke it with a stick, then it's souvlaki (in his mind anyways). This is a family recipe that was given to me. Yes, it's simple, but aren't some of the best recipes?



Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken breast fillets
Lemon juice
Crushed garlic
Olive oil
Dried oregano
Salt

  • Cut chicken into cubes and place in a non-metalic bowl
  • Add other ingredients and mix well
  • Allow to marniate for as long as possible (at least 15mins) or you could freeze them at this stage
  • Meanwhile, soak wooden skewers in water (this will prevent burning the skewers later)
  • Thread the chicken onto the skewers. You could freeze at this stage too.
  • Pan fry or bbq, turning occasionally until cooked through. In the pan, I like to use glad bake or similar (like here), this prevents the marinde from burning and clean up is easy.

Tzatziki sauce

Greek yoghurt
1/2 cucumber, peeled and finely grated
1 BIG teaspoon of crushed garlic
salt
finely shredded, fresh mint

  • mix ingredients together
  • best made earlier, so the flavours can get to know each other a little better
  • yummy as a dip, served with veggie sticks.


You can also serve with pita bread (my recipe here).



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7 comments:

  1. Oh yum! I adore tzatziki. I want to eat that now. I agree simple is best. Clean flavors and so easy to make :-)
    My kids would love this meal

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    1. It's a favourite here Kyrstie.
      x Marnie

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  2. Such a healthy dinner! I occasionally make chicken or lamb skewers but I'd never thought about making ahead and freezing - great tip Marnie! :)

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    1. I'm snacking on the Tzatziki right now!! I'll share with you :)
      x Marnie

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