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Monday, April 06, 2009

Greek - Chicken Souvlaki with Greek Salad

This is one of our favourite dinners. It is a very simple dinner, one that can be made quickly, even on work days.


Chicken Souvlaki with Greek Salad and Rice

Just cut boneless chicken breasts into cubes and thread on to skewers. Rub with minced garlic, sprinkle with oregano, salt and pepper and squeeze a lemon over it.

Cook the rice, heat the grill and make the salad.

This is just a basic outline. No real recipe with exact measurements needed for this dish.

Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault's Table

Chicken Souvlaki
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Chicken breasts
Fresh minced garlic
dried oregano
lemons
olive oil
Salt
Pepper

Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch cubes

Place on wooden Skewers that have been soaked in water (prevents sticks from burning.. or on metal skewers.

Rub with fresh minced garlic and dried oregano

Squeeze fresh lemons over chicken and some olive oil

Salt and pepper

Marinate for up to 1 hour. If marinating longer do not add lemon juice until the last hour. Lemon juice "cooks" the flesh and changes the texture.

Place on hot grill and turn often until done. Serve with Greek salad and rice.

NOTE: This recipe works well with Pork (I use Pork Tenderloin) and with Lamb

10 comments:

  1. Looks delicious, as always. The chicken looks so juicy and tender. And, of course, the salad looks great, too!!

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  2. All your photos make me hungry..These are no exception..The tartness of the lemon..yum.. the olives..the rice..
    These are a few of my favorite things!!

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  3. What a great idea to make souvlaki with chicken. I always make it with lamb but I know I would love this version. And Greek salad...heaven.

    Terrific photos.

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  4. Oh boy...you gave me my dinner for tonight...i have everything i need here...I will add some pita and tzatziki...thank you ...thank you ...thank you....i just could not think of anything today!
    Your looks beautiful!
    L~xo

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  6. i need a chef, even fast and easy looks hard and long these days. this is my kinda food, it looks perfect. i am jealous you eat so well...

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  7. That looks so incredible the food just explodes off the screen!!!

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  8. Just found your blog! This recipe looks really delicious! I was looking for a good Greek Chicken recipe!

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  9. wow. These photos have made my mouth water. I am going to continue searching your blog for a recipe for the salad dressing you used!

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  10. Sissy, The secret to a great Greek Salad is to use a high quality olive oil and sheeps feta. It has a creamier texture.

    I like my Greek Salads heavy on the tomato with onion, green pepper, English cucumber and Kalamata olives, sheeps feta, lots of oregano, salt, pepper and drizzled with the olive oil. It is as simple as that. One of the few salads made with out garlic or vinegar or lemon in the mix.

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