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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Grilled Souvlaki Chicken

Have you ever had Souvlaki?  If not, I highly recommend next time you are in a Greek restaurant to order it.  It's usually pretty darn good.  Normally, Souvlaki consists of small bites of meat and veggies and placed on a skewer and served with pitas and of course a delicious little sauce, but I didn't want to deal with cutting up the chicken... and.... well.... our veggies were in a form of a nice big side salad.  So, I guess you can say I simplified things :)  And who doesn't like that??

Grilled Souvlaki Chicken
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, quartered
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the sauce -
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dill
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

In a food processor, add the first 8 ingredients.  Process until smooth.  Rinse chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.  Place in a resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over.  Seal and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours, but you could go as long as overnight.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the sauce until well combined.  Taste and season with salt and pepper.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade.  Place the chicken over direct heat and grill 6-9 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  Remove from grill and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.  Serve with sauce and enjoy!

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Michael Toa said...

Love souvlaki! Often order the pork version at my local Greek. It's so good. Your souvlaki looks brilliant.

Angie Schneider said...

Jenn, this looks so GOOD! I love the marinade. Do you think I can replace mayonnaise with yogurt in this recipe?

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, my lord, this is SO unfair! It looks SO good, and I'm sitting here at work instead of being able to start cooking!!!

Pam said...

Simplified sounds good to me. I think the chicken and the sauce look fantastic.

Did you watch Walking Dead?

Jenn S said...

Angie, you can definitely replace the mayo with yogurt. It would probably be more authentic that way anyway :)

Jean | said...

Jenn, this is what's for dinner tonight! Will have to make it indoors since I don't currently have a working grill, but I'm making it today!

Mary Callan said...

Jenn, this chicken looks mouthwatering - LOVE the flavors -
mary x

Chris said...

I love those on kabobs (souvlaki)!