Indulge in the exquisite taste of Chicken Souvlaki Pitas drenched in tangy tzatziki sauce. A quintessential Greek delicacy, this simple dish is ideal for outdoor grilling and entertaining, making it a perfect choice for those staying at an Airbnb.
The recipe is perfect in its simplicity, allowing for an effortless meal that appeals to everyone's taste buds. With the option to personalize one's pita with a variety of toppings, this dish is a crowd-pleaser and family-friendly.
List of Ingredients
2 ½ lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
½ cup store-bought souvlaki marinade (or use the recipe below)
4 whole pita bread
8 oz. container tzatziki
½ cup feta cheese
Sliced red onion
Fresh herbs (parsley, dill or mint), optional
DIY Souvlaki Marinade
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp dried oregano
5 garlic cloves, grated
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp black pepper
Zest & juice of 1 lemon
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Active Prep Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 1 hr +
Total Time: 1 hr 30 minutes
Let’s Get Started
In a medium bowl combine the cubed chicken with the marinade, ensuring all the chicken is coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight. When ready to cook, thread onto skewers while you heat the grill to medium-high. When the grill is hot, cook the skewers for 8-10 minutes, turning regularly until cooked through.
Oven method: Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking tray with parchment or aluminum foil. Spread the chicken pieces on the tray and cook for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
Prepare the pitas by adding a couple of spoonfuls of tzatziki, add chicken, feta, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and fresh herbs, if using
…and this gorgeous, fresh, and flavorful pita sandwich will be yours to enjoy!
If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them completely in water for at least 30 minutes before cooking so that they do not burn.
A helpful tip to keep in mind is that souvlaki is just as delectable even when the chicken is served cold. To ensure you have plenty to savor later, cook a surplus of chicken. Then, relish in your souvlaki for several days! Serve it on a pita, incorporate it into a refreshing salad, or create a rice bowl. The options are limitless.
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