Olive Oil Recipes

Greek Chicken Souvlaki With Tzatziki Sauce

chicken souvlaki

Make your own homemade chicken skewers with fluffy pita bread and creamy tzatziki sauce with this easy to follow Greek chicken souvlaki.

INGREDIENTS


For the Chicken:

  • 2 chicken breast
  • 4 tablespoons Myst olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons chopped dry oregano 
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, cut into ¼-inch cubes
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced(about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • a pinch of salt

To serve :

  • 4 pitas
  • 2 small tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Start by preparing the marinade. In a bowl, whisk lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Use your hands to mix really well and place the chicken and marinate for about 2 hours.
  2. In the meantime prepare the tzatziki sauce: Place cubed cucumbers in strainer set over bowl and mix with garlic, yogurt, and dill. Season to taste with salt. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Cut the chicken breasts into 2 cm pieces . Heat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Place chicken skewers on grill (or cook in batches on grill pan) until well browned turning evenly to cook on all sides, about 5 minutes total. (Adjust temperature of grill if necessary). Remove chicken to a serving platter and let rest 3 minutes. Meanwhile, briefly grill pitas and keep warm.
  4. To serve the chicken souvlaki (skewers), slice 1 red onion, 2 tomatoes and place on a platter. Put a thick line of tzatziki sauce down the center of the pita. Top with the cooked chicken, sliced onion and tomatoes. Fold the pita up like a taco to eat.

Enjoy 🙂

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