Chicken Souvlaki

I found a recipe for grilled chicken souvlaki that sounded interesting.  I planned on us having it tonight and then realized that tonight was the end of season lacrosse picnic.  That meant we had to be at the lacrosse field at 5:45 for a last scrimmage followed by pizza for the kids and the presentation of participation trophies.  I knew that meant we would be late so fortunately, I had Keith grill the chicken last night while he was grilling burgers.  It turned out that with minor adaptations, this makes a great mostly make ahead meal.

Chicken souvlaki

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 TB minced fresh parsley
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 green pepper, stemmed and seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 red onion cut in chunks
  • pita bread

Combine olive oil, parsley, lemon zest and juice, honey and oregano.  Reserve half of the mixture in a bowl.  Put chicken on skewers with pepper and onion on each end and brush skewers with marinade.  Grill about 7 – 8 minutes, turning frequently.  Remove from heat and put cooked chicken and vegetables in reserved marinade.  Refrigerate until ready to serve (I heated up for about a minute in the microwave so they would not be cold.)

When ready to serve, make:

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small container plain Greek low fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber grated with a box grater (save the other half for tomorrow night’s salad)
  • 1 TB fresh mint, minced
  • 1 TB fresh parsley, minced

Whisk together all ingredients.  Warm pita bread and cut in half.  Spread interior with tzatziki sauce and stuff with chicken and vegetables.

Chicken souvlaki

About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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