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    Lemon Chicken Souvlaki

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    10 mins

    50 mins

    samcp4's Note:

    I had this in Greece and begged for the recipe to no avail. This is my version. I tend to allow the chicken to marinade overnight so that it is more tender and full of flavour. I serve them with green salad, tzatziki and bread. Great for a BBQ.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 3

    Yield:

    Skewers

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix together the chicken, lemon rind, lemon juice, olive oil and oregano.
    2. 2
      Marinate in the fridge for at least 1/2 an hour.
    3. 3
      Skewer the chicken onto 6 metal or wooden skewers.
    4. 4
      Grill for about 20 minutes turning frequently, adding the remaining marinade each time you turn them.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle with the paprika and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 25, 2011

      55

      I've been preparing Chicken Souvlaki for some time now, and was pleased when I tried this lemon version. I used all the ingredients listed with the addition of Lawry's Seasoned Salt, a bit of garlic powder and fresh ground black pepper. The key to this recipe is in the length of the marinating time....6 hours with a few turns works for me.

      I served this to people who are unfamiliar with this cooking genre, and they couldn't get over how flavorful and tender the chicken was. Thanks for posting this. Delicious.

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    • on May 01, 2009

      55

      We loved this! I let this marinate for a few hours and it tasted fantastic. I did not cube the breast and just cooked them whole. I served the sliced chicken breast over a mixed green salad with some shredded cheese, carrots, and red onion. The chicken citrus flavor made a great compliment to the salad. Thank you for posting.

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    • on February 06, 2009

      I thought it was lacking in flavor but I didn't use a real lemon and I didn't marinate it for more than an hour. If I make this again I will add some salt and maybe garlic... even if that isn't authentic. BTW I had this with Baked Spinach Lemon Rice and they went well together.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Chicken Souvlaki

    Serving Size: 1 (175 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 198.8
     
    Calories from Fat 51
    25%
    Total Fat 5.7 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 100.6 mg
    33%
    Sodium 183.2 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.6 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 0.4 g
    1%
    Protein 33.5 g
    67%

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