Monday, February 29, 2016

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Pitas


I just love Greek food. We have this amazing little Greek place nearby and they make this killer chicken souvlaki. But me being me had to try and recreate it. I think I did pretty good. One it's healthy, two its quite easy, and three I will be making it again and again.
Happy Monday!




 Chicken that has been marinated in lemon, garlic and oregano then grilled to perfection.


Now pair the amazing chicken with some sauteed veggies...Are you feeling me yet?


Now add that awesome homemade tzatziki and a grilled pita! You now have heaven on a plate!



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Ingredients
FOR THE TZATZIKI SAUCE:
½ cups Grated English Cucumber, If You Use A Regular Cucumber Seed It
¼ cups Plain Greek Yogurt
¼ cups Sour Cream
½ teaspoons Dried Dill Weed
½ teaspoons Salt, Optional
1 clove Garlic (small)

FOR THE CHICKEN:
1 pound Boneless Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Or Tenders, Cubed
1 cup White Wine Or Chicken Stock
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
3 cloves Garlic Chopped
2 teaspoons Fresh Oregano, Chopped
½ teaspoons Lemon Zest
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoons Pepper

FOR THE VEGGIES:
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Seeded And Chopped Into 1 Inch Pieces
1 whole Onion Chopped Into 1 Inch Pieces
3 whole Plum Tomatoes, Seeded And Chopped Into Pieces
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoons Pepper

FOR THE PITAS:
4 whole Pita Breads
Olive Oil to brush on the pitas

Directions
For the tzatziki sauce:
Mix the grated cucumber, yogurt, sour cream, dill, and salt in a bowl. Grate the garlic and mix well. Cover and set in refrigerator until needed.

FOR THE CHICKEN:
To a gallon sized zip lock bag add the chicken, wine or stock, oil, garlic, oregano, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper. Let marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 4 hours. When time is up  preheat grill over medium-high heat (to about 425 - 450). Place chicken on grill, close lid, and grill about 4 minutes per side, or until chicken registers 160 - 165 degrees in center of chicken on an instant read thermometer. Let it rest for 5 or so minutes and chop into chunks. 

FOR THE VEGGIES:
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add peppers, garlic, and onion saute for 10 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. 

FOR THE PITAS:

Brush each side of the pita breads lightly with olive oil and lightly grill/toast on each side. Spoon a heaping spoonful of the chicken, then the veggies onto the pitas. Then add a dollop of tzatziki on top. 
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13 comments :

  1. This looks so good! I have to pin this so I can make it later. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  2. We LOVE making out own souvlaki! There's a place near us that makes amazing ones, though, and we haven't been able to master theirs! Yours look so good!

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  3. The sauce is what really makes it I bet.

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  4. This looks so good! I've never tried this sauce and I think I would like to very soon!

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  5. I am definitely going to try these. I love gyros but I never buy lamb and only eat lamb when I order it at a restaurant. I recently made gyro style patties with hamburger recently and it was delish! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This looks amazing and the sauce could be used on several things. Thanks for sharing on Let's Get Real Friday Link Party.

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  7. This sounds like a refreshing sandwich - perfect for the warmer weather that is starting to approach! Thanks for sharing on the "What's for Dinner" link up!!

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  8. I love Chicken Souvlaki, this pita is awesome, thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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