Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chicken Souvlaki with Cilantro

I love to mix it up in our meal planning. Every once in a while, I get a magazine that has something a little off of the beaten path to make for dinner. And, every once in a while, I give it a shot. Sometimes, it is a total failure. Other times, it is pure and utter success...and this was the latter! We really enjoyed this meal, and I love the versatility of being able to cook it on the grill or in the oven. Hubbs ate every last bite, and even went back for more!

Chicken Souvlaki with Cilantro
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6 chicken breasts, cubed
8 warmed pita breads

mint, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 lemon, grated zest and juice
1 jalepeno pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
1 Tbs. coriander seeds, ground
1 tsp. tumeric
1 cup plain yogurt
¼ cup EVOO
salt and pepper

1 large bunch of cilantro
1 cup plain yougurt
1 lemon, grated zest and juiced
2 Tbs. EVOO

Mix all of the marinade ingredients in one bowl. Add the chicken cubes, cover and chill overnight.

Thread the chicken chunks onto skewers, not too tightly packed. Place on a preheated barbecue and cook for five minutes on each side. (You can also cook these kebabs in the oven at 325 degrees).

While chicken is cooking, prepare dressing by putting all ingredients into a food processor until it is a smooth, green sauce.

Push the chicken off the skewers and into a warmed pita shell. Pour Dressing over the top and garnish with extra cilantro.

Serves 8.
Recipe from Taste of Home.

1 comment:

emily gable said...

Think I'm going to try this tonight! Sounds yummy!