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I have an idea - Chicken Souvlaki

soupyjones

New member
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.
 

RickB

New member
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.
 

soupyjones

New member
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.
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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.
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Next I got my tzatziki ready. Here are the fixins for that one.
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Just to make this one my own I wanted to try some home made pita. Got a recipe and my ingredients.
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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.
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I let that sit for a few minutes while I started the Traeger and rolled out my pitas.
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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.
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As a result I made the pitas in a 450 oven in a cast iron pan.
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I like how they look.
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Chicken is in after 15 min at 325.
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Made a sandwich with lots of tzatziki, some lettuce, tomato and lots of my chicken on a warm pita.
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Add some Greek salad the wife made and it is a great dinner.

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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.
 

wneill20

New member
OK i will give it a try. Made a marinade with the cilantro, garlic balsamic vinegar
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Sliced the chicken up and let it marinade for a few hours
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Mean while made the dressing
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On the skewers and smoker
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Done and resting
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My plate and it was outstanding the pictures does not do it justice.
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soupyjones

New member
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.
 

ChunniePark

New member
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

New member
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...
 

eva21n

New member
between potato and vegetables.

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.
 
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