Chicken Souvlaki Recipe | The Olive Crush

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki Recipe | The Olive Crush
Souvlaki in Greece is typically skewers of lamb, but in America chicken is more common and served on pita bread. This recipe is not only quick and easy to prepare, it’s loaded with flavor.

Chicken Souvlaki
Yields 4
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  1. 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  2. 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  3. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  4. 1 tablespoon Italian Cortina Marcianise Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  5. 1 1/4 teaspoons bottled minced garlic, divided
  6. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  7. 2 cups sliced roasted skinless, boneless chicken breast
  8. 4 (6-inch) pitas, cut in half
  9. 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  10. 1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  11. 1/2 cup chopped plum tomato
  12. 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  1. Combine feta cheese, yogurt, dill, 1 teaspoon oil, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic in a small bowl, stirring well.
  2. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon garlic and oregano to pan, and sauté for 20 seconds. Add chicken, and cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  3. Place 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each pita half, and top with 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture, 2 tablespoons shredded lettuce, 1 tablespoon cucumber, and 1 tablespoon tomato. Divide onion evenly among pitas.
Adapted from David Bonom
Adapted from David Bonom
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  • When most people think of a green Italian olive oil they think of the flavor profile of the Cortina. From the Cortina olive, this EVOO has an intensely fruity aroma with some spiciness that is appreciated by olive oil aficionados. An early-harvest olive oil that has that amazing green olive aroma and peppery finish.
    Tips: Really puts an exclamation mark on recipes, especially simple ones like tomato and mozzarella, Bruschetta or grilled vegetables. A delicious accompaniment to roasted chicken and fish.

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