Yogurt Marinated Chicken Souvlaki
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Chicken Skewers
  • 1 kilo / 2 lb. chicken breasts or thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 9 to 10 skewers
  • 9 to 10 pitas
  • 1.5 cup yogurt
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper or chili pepper (optional)
  • 1 tomato cut in slices
  • 1 green bell pepper cut in squares
  • Some margarine for sautéing the pitas
For the Yogurt/Mint Sauce
  • ⅔ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint
  • ¼ tsp dried mint
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder or 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Pinch of paprika
For the Onion
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Chicken Skewers
  1. Two to three days before the day of serving.
  2. Cut the chicken in cubes about 3 cm / 1 in. each side.
  3. In a bowl mix the yogurt, salt, garlic, cumin and pepper.
  4. Add the chicken and mix to cover it.
  5. Put it covered in the fridge and let it stay for two to three days.
For the Yogurt/Mint Sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and put it in the fridge for couple of hours before serving the souvlakia.
For the Chicken Souvlaki
  1. Preheat oven to 225° C / 435° F.
  2. The day of serving take the wooden skewers and put them in cold water for 15 minutes.
  3. Take out of the fridge the chicken pieces and pierce about 5 pieces on each skewer and 1 piece of tomato and pepper alternately.
  4. For example I put 1 chicken piece, 1 tomato piece, two chicken pieces, 1 pepper piece and I chicken piece to conclude, but you can do whatever you like, since this doesn’t affect the result.
  5. Take a pan and cover it with parchment paper.
  6. Place the chicken skewers and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes turning the skewers once.
For the Pitas
  1. While the skewers are in the oven you can prepare the pitas.
  2. In a skillet add a tsp of butter or margarine and in medium/high heat sauté each pita on both sides.
  3. Repeat for every pita.
  4. Salt them while warm.
  5. Remove and keep warm.
  6. Mix the onion and parsley.
  1. Take a pita, add the chicken skewer and cover with some onion and parsley.
  2. Serve with the Yogurt/Mint sauce on the side.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at https://www.culinaryflavors.gr/yogurt-marinated-chicken-souvlaki/