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soupyjones
02-17-2013, 11:05 AM
I was thinking last night about this little Greek restaurant I used to go to a few years ago. They made the best chicken souvlaki I have ever had. I have messed with it a few times over the yeas but so far it hasn't quite been right. If anyone has or can figure out a great souvlaki recipe I would love to see it. Thanks.

wneill20
02-18-2013, 09:45 AM
I think i can do this :)

RickB
02-18-2013, 04:28 PM
I love greek food. Always very fresh tasting. This dish is normally done with lamb but I think I can work with chicken. Let me see what I can do.

wneill20
02-18-2013, 05:38 PM
Going on the smoker tonight will post tomorrow :)

soupyjones
02-18-2013, 07:05 PM
This week I asked for help with chicken souvlaki. Here is my version as it is. I really am looking forward to seeing what you guys can correct for me.

I started out by cubing my chicken (not shown) and getting it into a marinade. I wanted to get something like tzatziki flavour into the chicken. Here are the ingredients with the exception of the oregano.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u523/jacmahan/1fdbf74d-d7a6-4dbd-b86f-190c8cfe0223_zpsdebd5462.jpg

Mixed it up and threw it in a ziplock for a long rest in the fridge. Not an easy thing to take a nice pic of.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u523/jacmahan/38af7e2d-8f41-4aff-b944-7abaa5b07d92_zpsdff54f5f.jpg

Next I got my tzatziki ready. Here are the fixins for that one.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u523/jacmahan/8a9cb08c-e771-4d55-b288-20283fdc3c88_zps334cf5a2.jpg

Just to make this one my own I wanted to try some home made pita. Got a recipe and my ingredients.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u523/jacmahan/2b7ce168-ac97-4920-8c1c-a50902bd6dfd_zpse2b9d681.jpg

While my pita dough was rising I rinsed off and dried my chicken and got it on skewers. I dusted them with a bit of LLwP, dry mustard and onion powder.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u523/jacmahan/5029dc87-d52a-460d-982c-11a4b195c27d_zps0831f5e5.jpg

I let that sit for a few minutes while I started the Traeger and rolled out my pitas.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u523/jacmahan/0d7f3606-7113-4e28-a40a-75ddef5f77fd_zpsc76e70f9.jpg

I had intended to make my pitas on the traeger, but a nasty wind seemed determined to steal my heat so I only did my chicken and a few tomatoes on the grill.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u523/jacmahan/f734178d-e8ad-48c4-b061-b180f9a15cac_zpse8d689c3.jpg

As a result I made the pitas in a 450 oven in a cast iron pan.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u523/jacmahan/e88c683b-573e-4fff-a132-cee1dede2774_zps4ce43445.jpg

I like how they look.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u523/jacmahan/a2e47e18-7956-4866-a3dd-0f1f7f51a883_zps6dff1175.jpg

Chicken is in after 15 min at 325.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u523/jacmahan/2e69f803-04ee-4244-94f9-49b8399a73eb_zpsf8e39463.jpg

Made a sandwich with lots of tzatziki, some lettuce, tomato and lots of my chicken on a warm pita.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u523/jacmahan/01193b0b-3fc6-4d94-a7fc-5d4ebc659833_zps15c13cbc.jpg

Add some Greek salad the wife made and it is a great dinner.

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u523/jacmahan/179f5c95-a53c-4230-96b1-c138e69c11f8_zps555973f0.jpg

In all it was pretty good. The chicken was where I wanted it to be for tenderness and moisture, the pita was great, but overall there was a bit too much lemon for my liking.
thanks for looking guys.

CDN Smoker
02-18-2013, 10:45 PM
No, thank you for posting, great picks.

scooter
02-18-2013, 10:51 PM
Very nice rendition soupy! Love Greek food and your loaded up pita just made me hungry! :)

wneill20
02-19-2013, 06:23 PM
OK i will give it a try. Made a marinade with the cilantro, garlic balsamic vinegar http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee390/wneill20/Gryo/d1728d41b943bd59a9c406d72f9c13e8_zps534c53d2.jpg
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee390/wneill20/Gryo/ccde88e0d2a247d037ea5675c1fd90af_zpsac62fb9d.jpg
Sliced the chicken up and let it marinade for a few hours
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee390/wneill20/Gryo/547e4e4360f6a9f838f812ed8a6bc392_zps0f035f4d.jpg
Mean while made the dressing
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee390/wneill20/Gryo/e8f9fa7ef9f3c6dd60fcc199fa9b2671_zpsa6790053.jpg
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee390/wneill20/Gryo/25bd66bb9044717cd853162a21fcdde3_zps84807e25.jpg
On the skewers and smoker
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee390/wneill20/Gryo/82e6552c0abd0c2a707e7b5688b49883_zps2abab6c7.jpg
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee390/wneill20/Gryo/3ad85397e8c552dfe21361f34dd2f6c9_zpsea65b9b7.jpg
Done and resting
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee390/wneill20/Gryo/8fcd0c4fa43a00ead748edad5f26ec07_zpsda352fd4.jpg
My plate and it was outstanding the pictures does not do it justice.
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee390/wneill20/Gryo/09d38d1b02d75ace91e9fca8f29d8c35_zps41888199.jpg

soupyjones
02-21-2013, 07:43 PM
I really like the look of your chicken on that cook. I think the next time I make this one I will slice it long and skewer it the way you did. Looks like lots of tasty crispy bits. Nice cook.

SmokinSteiny
02-22-2013, 12:50 AM
man oh man, both of those look superb guys!!!!

ChunniePark
10-16-2015, 09:47 AM
I was thinking last night about this little Greek restaurant I used to go to a few years ago. They made the best chicken souvlaki I have ever had. I have messed with it a few times over the yeas but so far it hasn't quite been right. If anyone has or can figure out a great souvlaki recipe I would love to see it. Thanks.

i love it too. let's do this

hariandro001
02-20-2017, 11:31 PM
Chicken Souvlaki is not that much easy to cook it needs more perfection and accurate ingredients for better taste ..First you post what are the ingredients added for this..Then we discuss more about that...

Chef Anjana
06-05-2017, 06:14 AM
man oh man, both of those look superb guys!!!!
Yes just take a look on first one .If we have that at right time it will be the perfect delicious one.

eva21n
04-16-2018, 04:20 AM
A little bit off-topic: what would you guys suggest to choose as a trimming to Chicken Souvlaki? I'm trying to decide between potato and vegetables.

hariandro001
08-10-2018, 12:37 AM
A little bit off-topic: what would you guys suggest to choose as a trimming to Chicken Souvlaki? I'm trying to decide between potato and vegetables.

Wow!!! Most welcome with new different taste recipe.. Can you share the preparation method?