Chicken Souvlaki in Olive Oil & Vinegar Marinade
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For 10 large skewers
  • 1.400 gr / 3 lb. chicken breast skinless, boneless
  • 10 tomatillos
  • 1 green pepper, cut in 3cm. X 3cm. / 1in. X 1in.
  • 1 red pepper, cut in 3cm. X 3cm. / 1in. X 1in.
For the Marinade
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard or any other mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp onion powder, you can use real onion chopped if you like
  • 1 tsp garlic powder, same stands for garlic too
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a non-reactive bowl mix all the marinade ingredients.
  2. Cut the chicken is squared pieces about 4 cm X 4 cm / 1.5 in X 1.5 in.
  3. Add the chicken to the marinade and cover all pieces.
  4. Put a plastic wrap and cover the bowl.
  5. Place in the fridge for at least five hours up to overnight.
  6. If you don’t have stainless steel skewers you can use the classic wooden ones.
  7. Place the wooden skewers in cold water for about 15 minutes before using them.
  8. To make the 10 skewers you have to put 4 chicken pieces, 1 tomatillo and 2 pieces of peppers per skewers interchangeably.
  9. I have a special rotisserie machine that makes them in 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. You can either BBQ them or put them under the broiler.
  11. Time depends on the fire for the BBQ and on the particular oven you have.
  12. For the broiler I would go for 225°C / 435° F for about 15 minutes per side or until juices come out clear, no blood.
  13. For the BBQ, well, that depends highly on the fire so I am not going to guesstimate here.
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