Posted by: inyomouth | October 21, 2009

Chicken Souvlaki

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This week, I learned how to pronounce, spell, and make Chicken Souvlaki.  Although seemingly complicated, this dish turned out to be fairly simple and quite satisfying.

Enjoy yet another recipe from the Real Simple cookbook:

Chicken Souvlaki

Ingredients

  • 4 Trader Joe’s middle eastern flatbreads
  • 1 box Trader Joe’s baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup crumbled Feta
  • 1 Tablespoon preferably fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon preferably fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh dill

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 200° F. Wrap the bread in foil and place in oven.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, and Feta.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oregano, thyme, pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the vinegar, and the lemon juice. Slowly add 4 tablespoons of the oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly until incorporated.
  4. Pour 2 1/2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette over the tomato mixture, toss, and set aside. Add the chicken to the remaining vinaigrette, toss, and set aside.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer the chicken but not the liquid to the skillet and heat, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, dill, and the remaining vinegar (I added some honey to cut the acidity a bit). Spread the bread with some of the yogurt sauce and top with the chicken. Add the tomato salad and fold.

-E

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