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    Chicken Souvlaki

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 25 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    10 mins

    *Pixie*'s Note:

    If you like, serve with lemon wedges, rice and greek salad. If using wooden skewers, soak in water first to prevent burning.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a glass bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, 1/4 tsp of salt, and 1/4 tsp of pepper.
    2. 2
      Add the chicken, mix well, cover in plastic wrap and marinade in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
    3. 3
      Mix the cucumber with 1 teaspoon of the salt in a glass bowl.
    4. 4
      Put aside.
    5. 5
      Line a large strainer or collander with paper tower, place over a bowl.
    6. 6
      Fill with the yogurt and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
    7. 7
      Preheat grill.
    8. 8
      When the yogurt is ready, squeeze the cucumber to remove excess liquid.
    9. 9
      Mix the cucumber, yogurt, the garlic, 1/8 tsp of pepper (or to taste), and the dill.
    10. 10
      refrigerate until use.
    11. 11
      Thread the chicken onto skewers, grill over high heat, turning once, until done, approx 5-6 minutes.
    12. 12
      Remove the chicken from the grill and set aside.
    13. 13
      Butter both sides of the pitas and grill on both sides until golden approx 4 minutes.
    14. 14
      Cut pitas into quarters.
    15. 15
      Place pitas on plates, Top with onion, tomatoes and skewers.
    16. 16
      Serve with the tzatziki (the cucumber mixture) and the olives.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 14, 2005

      55

      i just had this for dinner.oh my god...so goooood

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    • on September 23, 2002

      45

      Halved the recipe for two people. Used an English Cucumber (10inch). Very good recipe, worth keeping, next time will try with chicken tenderloin strips on skewers. Served with a great Greek salad and Greek Green Beans (20612).

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Souvlaki

    Serving Size: 1 (499 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 628.5
     
    Calories from Fat 285
    45%
    Total Fat 31.6 g
    48%
    Saturated Fat 15.1 g
    75%
    Cholesterol 130.1 mg
    43%
    Sodium 1407.2 mg
    58%
    Total Carbohydrate 47.6 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    13%
    Sugars 10.2 g
    40%
    Protein 38.5 g
    77%

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