Greek Chicken Souvlaki Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

>> Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I did not give exact measurements for this recipe, but I had to taste the marinade as I added ingredients and adjusted it before I tossed chicken in the marinade.   Believe me, this recipe came out FANTASTIC!  The recipe goes with the Greek salad & lemon vinaigrette (see recipe below).

Chicken Souvlaki 
skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
fat free plain yogurt
approx. 1/2 cup EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
fresh lemon juice (I used a juicer)
oregano
minced garlic
sea salt and freshly crackled pepper to taste
metal skewers (Note:  If you don't have metal skewers, substitute the wooden ones.  Be sure to soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning.)
Salad & Dressing (see recipes below) 

Greek Salad 

Dressing
EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1 fresh lemon juice plus zest
oregano
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon organic sugar
sea salt & freshly cracked pepper to taste 
Salad
Romaine lettuce
yellow onion, thinly sliced
cucumber, peeled, halved, seeded and sliced (preferably English cucumber)
cherry tomato, chopped
Kalamata olives
feta cheese (optional)

Directions:
Mix all the ingredients in a large resealable zip-lock bag and refrigerate marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.  Preheat the grill over medium.  Using metal skewers (See note), grease the skewers, thread strips of chicken on each skewer, and place the skewers on the hot grill and cook for approximately 4-5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked nicely. Remove the skewers from the grill and place on a platter. Whisk EVOO in a medium bowl, lemon juice and zest, oregano, garlic, and sugar until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.  Combine the salad ingredients in a large salad bowl.  Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Serve chicken with salad.  Enjoy!

3 comments:

sumrina,  March 2, 2010 at 2:47 PM  

this looks AMAZING!!! thanks for posting...cant wait to try it

Anonymous,  March 3, 2010 at 5:34 AM  

*drooling* Looking at the photo makes me want to grab my fork and take a bite!

Threshold March 3, 2010 at 8:32 AM  

omg this looks soooo good!!!!! :)

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