Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

 Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Souvlaki is a centuries-old Greek dish that can be prepared with a variety of meats grilled on a skewer.  My recipe for Grilled Chicken Souvlaki takes the tastes of the Mediterranean and brings them within reach to your backyard grill.  The bold flavors from herbs and spices make this an amazing dish you’ll want to try with pork and lamb as well!

 

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

Ingredients:

 

4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, sliced into 1” wide strips.

1 Red Onion, sliced

2 Tomatoes, Sliced

 

For the Marinade:

Juice from 1 Lemon

5 Sprigs fresh Oregano, chopped

1 cup Olive Oil

2 Tbsp fresh garlic, chopped

2 Tbsp Croix Valley All Meat BBQ Dry Rub

1 Tbsp Dried Thyme

1 Tbsp Granulated Onion

1 Tbsp Black Pepper

 

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

2 Cups Greek Yogurt

2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1 Clove Garlic, minced

1 Cucumber, seeded and finely diced

1 Tbsp Kosher Salt

1 Tbsp Black Pepper

1 Tbsp Fresh Dill, chopped

 

 

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the marinade, whisk together and place in zippered storage bag.
  2. Place chicken in the marinade and let sit, refrigerated, for a minimum of 2 hours, or up to 1 day.
  3. Combine all ingredients for the Tzatziki sauce and place in whisk together (for a very smooth texture and to lessen the work of finely dicing the cucumber, all may be combined in a food processor for ease). Refrigerate until ready for use.
  4. When ready to grill, remove chicken from the marinade and thread the strips onto wooden skewers that have soaked in water for at least 20 minutes to help prevent them from burning on the grill.
  5. Place the skewers on grill of at least 375°F over direct heat and cook, turning often, until chicken begins to brown and reaches a minimum internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  6. Serve with Tzatziki Sauce, sliced tomatoes and onion.

 

Yield: 

About 1 dozen skewers.

Damon Holter

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