• Chicken Souvlaki

    Lemons, garlic and oregano – start with these three, and you’ve got the base for a sensational Mediterranean dish. This recipe, like a lot of Greek and Mediterranean dishes, is simple and full of flavor, and you can have it ready to serve in around 30 minutes without much hassle.
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    Chicken Souvlaki

    2 lbs chicken breast, cut into 1″ chunks
    1 Tablespoon kosher salt
    2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    2 Tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced

    Place the chicken in a large sip-top bag. Mix the remaining ingredients in a  small bowl, and then add to the bag. seal the bag and mix well, ensuring the marinade covers all of the chicken. Let marinade for 20 minutes or up to 24 hours. Thread the chicken onto skewers, and broil or grill until golden.

     

    And of course, you’ll want some tatziki sauce to go with those skewers, so…

     

    Tatziki Sauce

    1 quart plain greek yogurt
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1 Tablespoon dill
    1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt
    1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely diced

    Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

     

    And what’s a good Greek meal without some lemon rice?

     

    Lemon rice

    1 cup long grain rice
    2 cups chicken broth
    juice from 1 lemon, about 2-3 tablespoons
    1 teaspoon turmeric

    Heat the broth over medium heat in a large sauce pan. Add the turmeric and lemon juice, and bring to a boil. Add the rice, cover, and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until rice is tender and fluffy.

    Now go eat this amazing Greek feast you just made!

     

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