Chicken SouvlakiPrint Recipe
- 4 organic chicken breasts
- juice from 2 lemons
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp oregano
- salt and pepper
- 16 wooden skewers
Take a baking dish and fill with water. Place in wooden skewers to soak for at least 10 minutes.
While the wooden skewers are soaking take a chicken breast and cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Start by cutting the first two thin pieces of the breast then slice the breast in half and continue cutting the pieces, you want to make sure they are all the same size so that they cook evenly. Place the chicken cubes into a bowl and repeat with all the chicken breasts.
Take the wooden skewers and thread 4-5 pieces of cubed chicken onto the skewer and transfer into a clean baking dish. When they are all threaded drizzle the olive oil, juice of 2 lemons, oregano, salt and pepper and let chill in the fridge overnight.
To cook the souvlaki, heat up the grill and grill on each side for 2-3 minutes until it is done. Serve with fresh lemon and a dash of mustard.
No outdoor grill? No problem. You can cook the souvlaki in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 F. If you happen to have a grill pan (and a semi ventilated cooking area) place the skewers in the oven for 15 minutes and finish off on a grill pan for that awesome charred flavor and grill marks that is a must for this dish!
Street food. Its just awesome. Its portable so you can eat on the go, theres little to no clean up required, and this Chicken souvlaki is not only easy to make but super healthy. The meat gets cut into the same size cubes and threaded onto wooden skewers that have been soaked in water ( um, so they dont burn and cause heat somewhere else other than your mouth) then grilled up. The secret is to marinate them overnight and they retain extreme juiciness throughout the cooking process. Served alongside fresh lemon, always say yes to extra Vitamin C and flavor, and mustard if you like, this might be the healthiest street food you’ll ever have. Party of one? They can be easily reheated in the microwave or oven or thrown on top of your lunch salad. If you like life a little spicy, like I do, then you can add some chili powder to the marinade to get things really heated up!