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    I have an idea - Chicken Souvlaki

    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.

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    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.
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    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.


    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.


    Next I got my tzatziki ready. Here are the fixins for that one.


    Just to make this one my own I wanted to try some home made pita. Got a recipe and my ingredients.


    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.


    I let that sit for a few minutes while I started the Traeger and rolled out my pitas.


    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.


    As a result I made the pitas in a 450 oven in a cast iron pan.


    I like how they look.


    Chicken is in after 15 min at 325.


    Made a sandwich with lots of tzatziki, some lettuce, tomato and lots of my chicken on a warm pita.


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



    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.

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    No, thank you for posting, great picks.

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    Very nice rendition soupy! Love Greek food and your loaded up pita just made me hungry!
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    OK i will give it a try. Made a marinade with the cilantro, garlic balsamic vinegar

    Sliced the chicken up and let it marinade for a few hours

    Mean while made the dressing


    On the skewers and smoker


    Done and resting

    My plate and it was outstanding the pictures does not do it justice.
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    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.

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    man oh man, both of those look superb guys!!!!
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