This Athens street food dish for chicken souvlaki transports you there. Because it’s often made with lean proteins like chicken souvlaki can be a healthy alternative. High sources of protein, which is necessary for maintaining and regenerating muscle tissue, may be found in these meats. The meat is expertly grilled, leaving it succulent on the inside and crispy on the outside. The marinade can penetrate the meat during the grilling process, giving it a rich and mouthwatering flavor. Souvlaki’s addicting flavor is due to the marriage of the delicate meat and smokey flavor.
What Is Chicken Souvlaki?
The Turkish cop sis, or “skewered garbage,” is a playful moniker that alludes to the fact that the meat is frequently leftover scrap after other cuts have been removed. The chicken souvlaki recipe is a form of shish kebab that uses solely beef; it is extremely similar to the Turkish dish. Kebabs are frequently served with rice and eaten with yogurt sauce. Similar to Kabobs, the definition of Greek chicken souvlaki is “meat on skewers.”
Marinade for chicken souvlaki recipe:
- 10 peeled garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- Sweet paprika, 1 teaspoon
- 1 teaspoon each salt with black pepper kosher
- 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- lemon juice from one
- 1 bay leaf, 2
- 1 or 1/2 lb of organic, fat-free, boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into pieces,
- Greek pita bread and tzatziki sauce are pita fixings.
- Kalamata olives, onions, cucumber, and tomato slices
How To Make Chicken Souvlaki?
Get the chicken souvlaki marinade ready. Garlic, paprika, oregano, rosemary, pepper, salt, olive oil, and lemon juice should all be placed in the bowl of a small food processor. Once everything is thoroughly blended, pulse. Bay leaves and poultry should be combined in a big dish. Put marinade on top. Make sure the chicken is thoroughly coated in the marinade and toss to mix. Refrigerate for two hours or overnight with a tight lid. 10 to 12 wooden skewers should be soaked in water for about 30 to 45 minutes. Prepare the tzatziki sauce and other toppings, and if you plan to serve it with Greek salad or other sides, do the same for those. When ready, insert the prepared skewers with the marinated chicken pieces.
Griddle ready. Grates should be lightly oil-brushed and heated over medium-high heat. Grill the chicken skewers until they are well-browned and an instant-read thermometer reads 160°F for the internal temperature. As it rests, it will continue to cook until 165°F. Make sure to turn the skewers consistently, so they cook for five minutes total on all sides. If required, change the grill’s temperature. Brush the grill with a little chicken souvlaki marinade while you cook. Then toss any remaining marinade. Place the chicken on a serving tray and give it three minutes to rest. Pitas can be warmly grilled for a brief period of time. Put together pitas with grilled chicken souvlaki. Spread Tzatziki sauce on pita first, then add chicken pieces, vegetables, and olives.
How To Serve Chicken Souvlaki?
If you would like to prepare a menu with foods that would go well with this recipe, we have the following suggestions for you.
- Greek salad: Making this Greek salad recipe couldn’t be simpler. Put all the vegetables, some pitted Kalamata olives, and a sizable serving dish together. The onions should be taken out of the ice water and placed on the tray with the other vegetables. Kosher salt and dried oregano should be added. Add large chunks of feta to the salad by breaking off or slicing it. This easy Greek salad recipe is well-liked in part because it can well with just about any dinner and may be served as a starter or side dish.
- Mezze Platter with Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Vegetables like tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers that are cooked on skewers can add variety to your menu.
- If you want to add some more carbohydrates to your menu, you can enrich it with rice or pasta recipes.
How To Store Chicken Souvlaki?
If you plan to cut and freeze raw chicken, each piece needs to be wrapped in its own plastic wrap or placed in a freezer bag. If cooked chicken with sauce needs to be stored in the freezer, it should be put in a container that can be closed tightly and stored there. You may freeze chicken meat with or without bones. It is preferable to chop it into cooking-sized pieces and freeze it for this use.
For about three days, Greek chicken souvlaki keeps well in the refrigerator. Before placing the chicken in a container to be tightly closed and refrigerated, make sure to remove the skewers from the chicken. The shelf life of cooked chicken is 3 days in the refrigerator and 2–6 months in the freezer. After four days if refrigerated, it shouldn’t be eaten. Of course, cooked chicken needs to be stored separately from other foods. So, cooked chicken and potatoes, etc. It is advantageous to not place things. The freezer is the ideal place to keep cooked chicken for an extended period of time. Within three to five days, chicken kept within the refrigerator should be eaten.
Similar Flavors At Mama Fatma
The most unique version of Turkish cuisine is at Mama Fatma. Since Mama Fatma is a restaurant that reflects Turkish cuisine, it does not include dishes from Greek culture, but there are many similar tastes between these two cuisines. Similar to this recipe, you can find the chicken skewer recipe at Mama Fatma. Chicken shish is a very delicious and satisfying food from Turkish cuisine. It will be a very enjoyable dinner with the best appetizers of Turkish cuisine. When you examine the à la carte menu, you can see similar recipes and other chicken foods. Call us before your arrival to make a reservation for the menu you will choose, and we will prepare the most delicious table for you.