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Chicken Souvlaki

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Grilled chicken breast with «tsatsiki», a yogurt-garlic sauce.

«Souvlaki» (pron. soo-VLAH-kee) is a Greek specialty consisting of meat chunks that have been marinated in a mixture of oil, lemon juice, oregano, and seasonings, then grilled and served with «tsatsiki» sauce.

Brining : 3 h Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
440 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
1/4 tsp salt 1 g
1/4 tsp ground pepper 1 g
1 tsp dried oregano 1 g
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into bite-size pieces 300 g
Tsatsiki Sauce
2 corn tortillas 90 g

Before you start

The chicken can be cooked using either a broiler in the oven or using metal skewers on an outdoor grill.

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.

Method

Marinate

  1. In a shallow dish, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, and minced or pressed garlic. Cut the chicken into pieces then add them to the dish, turning to coat them well. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, turning the pieces once.

Grill or broil

  1. Heat the grill to medium. Put the chicken pieces on to skewers and grill until the meat is lightly charred on the surface, about 10 min, turning the skewers and brushing with more marinade as needed. Alternatively, preheat the broiler. Put the chicken pieces on the rack of a broiler pan, 8-10 cm from the heat. Broil them about 10 min, turning them over a few times.
  2. Serve the souvlaki with the tsatsiki sauce and tortillas.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (170g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

440

Fat

14 g

22 %

Saturated 3.3 g
+ Trans 0 g

16 %

Cholesterol

90 mg

Sodium

350 mg

15 %

Carbohydrate

34 g

11 %

Fibre

3 g

13 %

Sugars

10 g

Protein

44 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

9 %

Calcium

32 %

Iron

19 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 serving
Grain Products : 1 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¾ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ½ servings

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low  :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Selenium
Good source of  :
Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Excellent source of  :
Calcium, Folacin, Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy, Bone-healthy, Heart-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Fruits 0
Vegetables ½
Milk and Alternatives 1
Meat and Alternatives 4
Fats 1 ½

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4 Reviews (3 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again
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april 21, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

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april 21, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

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