Chicken Souvlaki Skewers with Tzatziki

Summer entertaining calls for fun finger foods. Make these skewers at your next party and your guests will be happy, or cook them up for your dinner and you’ll be happy! It’s a win-win if you ask me.

Souvlaki Recipe:
2 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
7 small (5 inch) wooden skewers

Souvlaki Method:
– chop chicken into cubes
– in a bowl, mix oregano, parsley, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper
– toss chicken in the mixture, ensure it evenly coats all pieces
– make into skewers (3 or 4 pieces of chicken on each skewer)
– heat a grill pan or skillet on medium high heat
– add olive oil
– add chicken and sear on one side until golden brown
– flip over, allow to brown for 5 mins
– add wine and lemon juice
– cover pan with a lid
– cook chicken for 10 more mins, or until done
– serve with tzatziki

Yield: 7 skewers

Tzatziki Recipe:
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
1 baby cucumber, grated with the skin on
1/2 garlic clove, chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp fresh dill
salt and pepper

Tzatziki Method:
– mix ingredients together and serve with the skewers, or add to your favorite dishes!

Yield: 1 1/2 cups Tzatziki 

 

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