Friday, 24 June 2011

Weekend Recipes Blog Hop: Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki

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Chicken Souvlaki features the fresh-tasting combination of lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil that is so prevalent in Greek cuisine. Serve it alongside a Greek salad of chunked tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese. Tzatziki is a traditional Greek yogurt-based sauce flavored with lemon, garlic, and crisp cucumbers.

YIELD: 2 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and about 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce)
COURSE:Main Dishes
Ingredients
  • Souvlaki:
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into (1/2-inch-thick) slices
  • Cooking spray
  • Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and shredded
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
Preparation
  • To prepare souvlaki, combine the first 5 ingredients in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake to combine. Add chicken to bag; seal and shake to coat. Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning once.
  • Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Thread the chicken and zucchini, alternately onto each of 4 (8-inch) skewers.
  • Heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add skewers; cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once.
  • To prepare tzatziki sauce, combine cucumber, yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 garlic clove, stirring well. Serve the tzatziki sauce with souvlaki.




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